April 19, 2013
March 22, 2013
Eh, what can you do? I made this awesome cake, will celebrate at my favourite bar with friends, and skipped out on a day of schoolwork. It was also the first day of spring and the first International Happiness Day, which is a pretty awesome day to get to celebrate extra hard. Hope this never ending winter is treating everyone well!
February 28, 2013
I know I should have anticipated it, and there is still time for everything important (including before bed beer and star trek once in a while), but I am not knitting these days! It took me two months to finish this toque! But I did and here it is! And here is me on a very early morning, because this was the only light time I was free with a photographer in the last couple weeks. I wish the background were in focus, because it snowed last night and stuck to the trees, and every little thing was white this morning.
But folks, midterms are over, Seb and I are headed to New York next week, and life is good. Now we just need sunshine to melt all this snow.
January 26, 2013
Hope everyone else is staying warm!
January 06, 2013
This Christmas I joined my extended family in Mexico before heading back to Montreal. It was so nice to spend time with family I don't see often anymore, and I love hanging out with my aunts, uncles, cousins + their babies. Mexico was wonderful, lots of adventure and delicious eating.
I picked up the most beautiful rug - hand dyed, spindled, and woven by one family. They were even telling me about all the plants and bugs they collect to make their amazing dyes.
I'm feeling ready to go back to school now, rested and with barely a sunburn.
I've just returned home from a whirlwind three weeks. I had an all too short visit to the island where I was overfed and drank many cups of tea in good company, then headed to the mountains to ski. I haven't skied in years, and I'm glad I didn't completely forget.
Some of the things I miss most about the coast, other than the people, are all the shades of grey and my childhood Christmas decorations (our tree is covered in dried star fish and sand dollars we've collected off the beach, decorated toilet rolls, laminated school photos, and reindeer made from clothes pegs).
December 10, 2012
The only gifts I've bought this year I'll share here, because they are both from local companies that I would love to support further. The first is that amazing maple syrup jug. She makes the most beautiful ceramics, and was charming in person!
I'm a sucker for both tea, and anything that smells like a forest. This tea is made from fir tree shoots and black elder berries. It tastes AMAZING and is apparently full of vitamins. There is a reasonable chance I'll actually just drink it all myself.
I should add that I'm also gifting a sweater that I've only just started knitting...hope it's done in time!