It can be daunting to move to a place where you don’t know anybody. Making friends from scratch isn’t easy! But if you put yourself out there and make an effort to meet people, you might find yourself with some new friends :-)
Our first weekend here, I went to a crafting party at The Lunenburg Makery. I thought it would be a good way to meet some people who enjoy crafts like me. Having something in common is always a good start! And as it turned out, the people I met in the class were all really nice :-) We had a fun afternoon creating weavings with paper and wool. Don’t laugh, I wasn’t trying to be perfect!
One of the ladies in the class mentioned that she had signed up for a class at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax to learn how to make a net for a glass float. I signed up for the class too, and on Saturday Leah picked me up and we drove to Halifax together. We talked non-stop both ways in the car, and had a blast making our nets. Well, OK, it was a bit stressful at times because we had no idea what we were doing and it took us an hour longer than it was supposed to! But in the end, we each had a beautiful glass float to bring home, as well as a new friendship :-)
After the class, we walked along the harbour front and ate lunch and Cows ice cream and talked. And talked and talked and talked! We’ll be going back to the museum in a few weeks to take another class together :-)
A couple of weeks ago, I came across a blog called Nova Scotia Postcards.
Sara writes the blog, and she also founded a project called Paws For Charity. The money she raises goes towards helping a local shelter called Sheltering Helpless Animals In Distress (SHAID). I just knew Sara was someone who I wanted to get to know! So I sent her a message on Facebook, and found out that she used to live in both Ottawa and Kemptville, and also helped animal rescue groups back in Ontario with her dog biscuit business.
Click here to order a copy of Sara’s Paws for Charity magazine and help support the animals at SHAID.
We met up for a walk on the beach, that turned into a walk on the beach and a walk on the road and a walk on another beach and a walk on another road :-) We walked for two hours and never stopped talking – I’m pretty sure that means that we should be friends :-)