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A Festival in the Dead of Winter

Recently I had the pleasure of being a part of a wonderful winter festival in Halifax. A quaint music festival in the middle of ice, snow & wind storms a four block radius in downtown Hali...I played my set in a new music venue called "The Company House", a wonderfully attentive room filled with beautiful paintings, cozy atmosphere and locally brewed beer... much like Wakefield's "Black Sheep Inn". It's not easy finding inspiration in the deadly dark nights of winter, but having a music fest at such a time, fills one with wonder, lyrics, melody and sunny blue skies. I happened upon a few rare treasures while sliding through snow drifts and icy streets in my big black Sorel boots... check out the likes of Ana Egge, Meg Hutchinson, Matt Epp & Erin Costelo to name a few...where once I had a songbook in need of new songs, I now have new images, melodies & lyrics to share. I've been spending the last few months away from home, trying to find new music and little did I know that a five day festival on the east coast of Canada was going to re-fuel me, stoke my fire...Oh Canada, Home Sweet Home.  The next few things I have planned in Canada-Land musically, to share... are as follows:  February 14th in Metcalfe @ Lovefest, Sunday Feb. 15th at The Black Swan in Toronto and February 27th in Ottawa at Zaphod Beeblebrox... I look forward to playing some new songs for all of you... Happy trails until we meet again....Lindsay xo

Happy Holidaze....

Yes, it's that time of year. I Justt finished wrapping and will soon head out the door for a feast of Fondue Chinoise... I remember as wee one, sitting around the table with my family, having Fondue... what a treat... what great memories. Here, I will spend Christmas Eve with a beautiful family who I have graciously been taken in by, they make it a tradition to have this particular yumminess for dinner. Being in Switzerland for Christmas is a treat, but I will most certainly miss my Canadian family and friends...but life brings Love here too...tommorrow there is another feast, traditional Turkey dinner with all the trimmings! My good friend from Newfoundland is hosting a Lovely Turkey dinner for all the Ex-Pats, those folks, like me, who won't be spending the holidays with their families...It's going to be great!! Walking through the streets of Luzern is a wonderful experience there are a lot of streets that only footsteps and bicycles travel on, there is a certain amount of peace here... I would describe this city as Anti-Chaos. Everything has it's place, and there are certain rules here....i.e you can drink beer on the bus, but you can't mow the lawn on Sunday's. Strange but true!! The buses and trains are on time to the minute... and the place in general is very tidy... No Canadian chaos to be found... I like it but I miss home... Soon to be flying away though, back to Snow-Mageddon... I am NOT missing the slips and slides in the streets of  Canada-land... but I'll get back to it soon enough!! Thankfully I have a nice pair of Black Sorel boots waiting quietly in the closet for me and my toes...January will bring me home for a few days, then I will head to Halifax for the first time... I greatly look forward to getting back to the East coast... I like to spend as much time in that part of the world as I can...the people there really know how to Live. Friendliness isn't hard for them, and I think we could all learna thing or two from the Easterners... anyway,  have a super-fantabulous-excellently-amazing Holiday... Merry Merry... Lindsay xox