Monthly Archives: November 2012

Website problems

Themdays.com is having a few problems with things like online shopping and our archive finding aid database and the image on the top of the page. I won’t bore you with the computer specifics, but our web hosts have been contacted and hopefully this issue will be resolved soon! If you would like to order something from us, give us a call at (709) 896-8531 or send us an e-mail at themdays@themdays.com. If you don’t want to spend money on a long distance phone call, we can call you back right away if you wish.

Thanks for your understanding!

Aimee

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Calendar is sold out!

The 2013 calendar is now completely sold out! We no longer have any left at our office. If you were hoping to pick up one for a Christmas gift, you should visit one of our retailers in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Some of our north coast retailers may have them as well, if that’s where you are. It’s really been flying off the shelves this year, probably because of the beautiful (if I do say so myself!) full-colour covers. I usually give them as gifts too, and I didn’t get one before they sold out! So I’ll be out there stalking them too!

Aimee

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Copyright Workshop in St. John’s

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending ANLA‘s Copyright for Archives workshop, taught by Dr. Jean Dryden (her credentials are too numerous for me to list here, but take it from me, she’s an expert on the topic). Canadian copyright law just underwent some changes that came into effect during the workshop, so it was an especially timely course. I quite enjoyed it, and I’m happy to say that I feel much more comfortable with issues of copyright that we deal with here at Them Days. Besides the topic at hand, it was nice to be somewhere where everybody sort of deals with the same things at work and has similar interests. I saw some familiar faces from previous ANLA workshops and conferences, so that was nice too.

You’ll never believe me, knowing that I’m a shutterbug, but I didn’t take any photos! Not one of the workshop, which was held in the stunning Basicilia Museum. (I attended another workshop there a few years ago, see the photo there.) In fact, the only photo I have of St. John’s is one of my little girl looking through one of those things you stick your head through for the purposes of taking silly photos (it was a colourful fish outside Freak Lunchbox on Water Street, if you’re curious). And to think, I had my camera on me at all times!

I did venture into rural Newfoundland to do some visiting on the weekend, so here’s a photo of a duck crossing sign in Arnold’s Cove. A blog post just isn’t complete without a photo!

Duck crossing in Arnold’s Cove

Even that visit was rushed, however, because a trip for Them Days is never a slow one, and between my work and my husband’s work, we didn’t stop running around during our “free time” (haha! Free time! Funny concept, eh?). I know I could have stayed at least another week and still had tons more work to do out there. There are a lot of people to talk to in St. John’s about their experiences in Labrador, and when you’re travelling for work, you have to make the most of every minute. Even if it means neglecting some other things you want to do (sorry, friends). I hope I’ll be out there longer next time, whenever that may be!

Along that line of thought, if you know of anybody who would be good to interview, anywhere, drop me a line, because you never know if I’ll be doing travelling and would be able to talk to them.

Aimee

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Closed for Remembrance Day

Them Days will be closed in observance of Remembrance Day on Monday, November 12, 2012. We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 8:30 am. Thank you for your understanding.

Poppies

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Winter Wonderland

It’s a beautiful day here in Goose Bay. It’s always so nice after a fresh snowfall. We had quite a bit of snow yesterday. I may have especially enjoyed our time shovelling the front step this morning to rid myself of a bit of frustration about yesterday’s “storm,” but I won’t confirm. 😛

The view from our back door. Thought I’d give a different view today, instead of the one I normally have from the front step. The back exit is all nicely shovelled too. 🙂


Today was the perfect day to break in my new sealskin mittens. I love handicrafts, and buying from local people and businesses. I really love knowing who made things that I own and knowing their history. So as you might suspect, some of my favourite interviews to do at Them Days are ones about crafts! I’ve got some craft-related information in the upcoming (December) issue of Them Days. Not about my mittens, but now that I mention it…there’s a good story idea!

Aimee

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