RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY!!!!

Traveled to Newfoundland for my annual visit. It was rainy, chilly and foggy, and all in all very miserable weather for 20 days. We had 2 hours of sun one day and 6 hours another day, hard to believe, but that’s the truth.

Summer or Winter in Newfoundland!!!!

Summer or Winter in Newfoundland!!!!

I always love visiting the rock (as it is called) and my friends.

Yellow house I owned in Harbour Grace for number of years!

Yellow house I owned in Harbour Grace for number of years!

I stay in attic of very lovely summer home, where Cathi and Ches live, they winter in Goose Bay Labrador. And summer in Harbour Grace NLD (an hour outside of St. John’s) where Cathi has beautiful English garden, which won’t grow in Goose Bay.

Lovely house where I stay, owned by Cathie and Ches!

Lovely house where I stay, owned by Cathie and Ches!

I also spent time in St. John’s with Barb (another special friend).

Newfoundland friends, Ches, Cathi and Joyce!

Newfoundland friends, Ches, Cathi and Joyce!

People ask me why I love Newfoundland… I will try to explain… It is a very large island in the North Atlantic, and every time you turn corner scenery is more beautiful than the last!

Amazing copper Sculpture in memory of lost fisherman at sea!

Amazing copper Sculpture in memory of lost fisherman at sea!

The people are very blunt and tough, for the most part very hard working, they have a strong sense of family, and proud that washing is still hung on clotheslines even though they all have dryers, what you see is what you get! Other random comments… there is a lot of wealth in St John’s (hidden away). The economy has really suffered since commercial fishing stopped but in certain communities, oil projects have made big difference, you see new housing and very fancy cars!!! House prices in St John’s have really climbed, but not in rest of island. Seamus O’Regan Toronto media personality will be running for the Liberal Party, he is personal friend of Justin Trudeau, personally I don’t think he will have easy time getting elected. The last point is, movie star Russell Crowe flies in every summer to do music gigs with one of the bands on this very eclectic island!! Newfoundland is one of my homes, and has part of my heart!!!

About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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One Response to RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY!!!!

  1. Jeffrey Smyth says:

    Betty, what are your plans for September? My grandkids left for Japan on Sunday, but I’m heading out to Winnipeg at the beginning of next week. I’m interested to hear what you think about the Scottish referendum.

    Jeffrey

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