Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, August 12, 2013

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d tell you I did something crazy last week. I canceled my subscription to Canadian Living. Why, you might ask? Well, there are a few reasons. First, I realized I never actually read the magazine – I only look at the recipes. So I felt it was a bit of a waste. Secondly, the magazines come faster than I can make the recipes. By the time a new one comes, I still haven’t gotten through the last. This means I am still making recipes from 2012 issues, so I’m a little inundated with recipes, you might say. And lastly, I realized that if I miss receiving it, I can either buy it on my iPad or re-subscribe. I’m still a devoted Canadian Living fan (although I don’t really love their re-design)… but I just can’t keep up! This will give me a chance to make all the recipes on my “to make” list. I can’t wait!

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, my biggest news would be that my cousin Denise is engaged!!! I am so excited for her. Isn’t it funny how you meet your dream person when you least expect it? We introduced them but had no idea it would turn out so perfectly. August 3rd can’t come soon enough – and it’s my dad and aunt’s birthday too! We can’t wait to get up to our elbows in planning. My Other Half and I are super excited for another wedding where we’re so close (literally family) to the bride & groom. And it’s another excuse for a wonderful summer vacation back home! Weddings are so much fun, aren’t they?

The Whalesbone

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I’d tell you that I finally ate at The Whalesbone! I have been wanting to try it for years, but just never got around to it. We went for my friend Yvonne’s 25th birthday and it was awesome. We had some awesome oysters to start (our favourites were the ones from the South Shore of Nova Scotia – Yarmouth, to be exact). I then had the mussels, which were in a Thai sauce I wanted to drink it was so good. For my entrée I had their special, a seared swordfish, jalapeno, mango and cucumber medley and it was just as good. It’s a bit pricey, but I was really impressed!

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d have to tell you how completely crazy my book club is. We had our semi-annual slumber party on Saturday night and it was absolutely unbelievable – messy, hilarious, rowdy, and just plain fun. To make an already amazing night even better, my oldest and bestest friend Brigitte surprised us all and flew in from Nova Scotia for the party. I bawled, obviously. And to top it all off, the amazing and talented Laura did a book club photoshoot for us! I think it’s safe to say it was the most book club fun we’ve ever had. We are waiting patiently to see the pictures and I can’t wait to plaster them all over the Unputdownable Book Club blog (our current group pictures from horrendous). Thanks Laura!!!

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