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Susan Chalker Browne – At Home Here in Newfoundland & Labrador
Place of Birth: St. John’s, NL
Currently Resides: St. John’s, NL
Where’s your favourite place in Newfoundland & Labrador to grab a coffee?
That would be my kitchen. First thing each morning I plug in the kettle and make my two cups of coffee in a French Press. If I’m feeling really ambitious, I’ll grind the beans. Nothing like that first sip of coffee to ease you into your day.
Where’s your favourite place in Newfoundland & Labrador to grab a pint?
That would be my family room! Each evening my husband and I have a beer before dinner. Such a great way to unwind and share details of the day. On top of that, we’re always open to offers of beer at friends’ houses, and on occasion we’ve been seen at the Duke of Duckworth.
Where’s your favourite place to shop in Newfoundland & Labrador?
That would be my computer! (No, really, I’m not that boring!) I do like shopping online, and also love browsing the shops and boutiques downtown. Recently I bought some beautiful Christmas gifts at Ten Thousand Villages – so inspirational to shop and improve someone’s standard of living at the same time.
Where in Newfoundland & Labrador would we stand to see your favourite view?
So many stunning views – how to pick one? The look-out at Cape Spear on a windy day. The corner table at the café in The Rooms. Queen’s Battery on Signal Hill, looking down over the Narrows.
Name 3 things we’ve gotta do when we visit Newfoundland & Labrador:
1. Feed the ducks at Bowring Park and take in the Peter Pan statue.
2. Treat yourself to a first-class meal at Bistro Sofia on Water Street.
3. Marvel at the Veiled Virgin sculpture, Presentation Convent, Cathedral Square.
What makes Newfoundland & Labrador such a special place on earth for you?
This place takes my breath away. When the sun shines all the colours pop, and the air is so clear that all the hills and trees and houses on the hills are sharply delineated. Newfoundlanders are easy-going and naturally funny – and never take themselves too seriously. I really couldn’t imagine living anywhere else – I’d have a permanent ache in my soul.
While you're here be sure to see our feature on Susan's latest book "The Secret Life of a Funny Girl".
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