Happy Christmas!

This year marks a different Christmas here at home with lots of family members & friends missing from our usual festivities.  But we’re all healthy, safe, and happy.  And I’m very happy that none of us are alone.  Because really, love is all we need, right?

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Beautiful sunny morning here in Norton’s Cove!

Please call the Café to make reservations: 536-2633

On a tight schedule?
Feel free to pre-order your meal, and it can be ready to serve upon your arrival.


We’re counting down the weeks until the end of our season! You have 5 weeks left to visit Norton’s Cove Café this season. Our last day is Saturday October 9th.

Soups of the Day:
Beef Noodle (Hearty option)
Curried Apple Butternut-Squash (Vegetarian option)

You can find our full menu HERE, and there’s a QR code that you can zap with a mobile device at the Café’s front entry which brings you to the menu too.
We received a new shipment of coffee beans, available at our Café Gift-Shop!

Café hours: We book our first reservation of each day for 10 am, and welcome our last customers at 8pm, or 3pm on Sundays.

Sunday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Thank you to my hard-working staff: Ted, Noah, Chrys, Amanda, Trina, Kasie, Matthew, & Duke who make Norton’s Cove Café the beautiful place that it is. And thank you to you, dear customers, who enable us to offer this service in our hometown.

Thank Yous

Nancy Hynes & Ian Foster Livex@ Norton’s Cove Café

Thank you to Ian & Nancy for another beautiful performance here at Norton’s Cove, to all of you who bought tickets to support these artists, and to Team Norton’s Cove for their helping hands that make my live music dreams a reality. ♡

Excursions: Deadman’s Bay

Beautiful evening light and the roar of the ocean is better than meditation to me. This little section of the coastline is found by traveling on a dirt road for a few minutes after turning into Deadman’s Bay, just north of New-Wes-Valley on the Road to the Shore.

Next!

And now that #printapalooza is complete again, it’s time for signing, scoring, folding, matting, chopping, tasseling, and packaging Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, and bookmarks! And the weather is perfect for such indoor work! 👌

Norton’s Cove Mini-Prints getting signed and sorted on my well lit office table.

Blue-Green

Blue-Green is the #printapalooza colour of the day!

I am blue, wishing it was green! There’s a bit of white winter weather out there today- nothing new- I expected exactly this, but it’s still disappointing to see the ground covered in snow again when the last little hummock was just leaving.

This time of year I’m dreaming of gardening and boating, and a spring snowstorm always feels like a big step backwards. We’ve been making plans to improve our deck space, and I’m really itching to get at that project! It’s already gorgeous in my head!

Blue

Printapalooza starts the new week with blue.

I’ve been listening to a podcast made just for retailers while going about my physical work cutting paper and printing and the like, and I’ve been really focused on planning for my business to grow this year like never before. Really spending a lot of time fine tuning things like work schedules, hours of operation, how to keep employees happy (including this CEO) and away from burnout. Every year I learn a bit more by reading and listening and making all the mistakes I can. Listening to this podcast, Creative Shop Talk with Wendy Batten, is kind of reaffirming much of what I already know, but really convincing me that I CAN have a successful business if I just apply all these things I’ve picked up over the years, really building on my self-confidence like I’ve never felt before.

One of those things that I’m very slow to learn is that I need to take better care of myself. In the past, I have let myself get so burnt out I didn’t think life was worth living. Then even when I thought I was doing really great personally last year, instead of taking the time off that I needed to deal with the death of one of my best friends, I worked myself into a panic attack, ruining an event for myself that I had looked forward to for weeks.

So… after 19 years of doing it all wrong, I’m going to correct myself. I’ve decided that while the Café will have the same hours as last year, my studio will change to match the Café, giving me two days a week when I can destress, enjoy the summer weather, sail, visit with friends, garden, just sit on the deck, and keep myself energized all through the busy season. 🤞