Thankful Birthday Weekend – Part 1

As Thanksgiving weekend comes to an end, we are sitting on the couch finally getting round to watching episode one of the new season of X Factor USA and I am going through the weekend's photos and thinking, once again, that I have so much to be thankful for. It was my birthday on Friday, …

The Scottish Invasion – Part One – Seattle and Pulled Pork

Today was a sad day for two reasons: 1) Sean is away for a week for work; and 2) Our friends from Scotland are now on a plane back to the UK. So, after a week of a full house, I have it all to myself, and I’m still uncertain how I’m feeling about that. …

Making reservations and belated post of anniversary dinner

I was flipping through photos on my laptop and stumbled upon the pictures from our second anniversary dinner at my new favourite restaurant, Chambar (562 Beatty Street) back at the end of July. How I forgot to post about such a lovely evening and meal, I don’t know. Especially since we only had to pay …

Tasting Italia in 2 hours

The beautiful view from my desk! Last Wednesday (a beyond beautiful hot, sunny Vancouver day), our work team buzzed out of the office early for our quarterly team builder activity. This quarter? A corporate Italian food and wine tasting seminar at Giovane at the Fairmont Pacific Rim (where we had Sean's 30th birthday). Best team building activity, ever (so …

Beach fireworks and learning to drive standard

Today is a much needed lazy Sunday morning of doing nothing. It was a long week and I was at the fireworks in English Bay last night with some friends and it was quite the production to get home. Because of lineups for the train, I had to get creative and take an alternate route …

Sunday Date Night – Memphis Blues BBQ

Summer is officially here. Finally. It's me, SPF 30, my UPF 50 hat, and whatever pair of flip flops strike my fancy that particular day to go to/from work. I'm cycling through my many sundresses and Sean is officially in shorts every day. We can open our newly screened windows and patio door all day …

Driving Chronicles reboot and cherry pie

So, Mother Nature decided that the Lower Mainland is now allowed to have summer weather. We are in the mid 20‘s and not a cloud in the sky. It was a gorgeous day. I was finally able to make use of my wonderful Banana Republic wide-brimmed straw hat that I got on sale last month, …

Cracking the coconut

I went to a lunch time class at Inner Space on Tuesday, and the teacher was one I had never had before named Heather. Heather is awesome and so was the class. The class focus was opening the heart, so lots of upper back bends to open the chest. Back in the fall, I ended up with …