Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, April 7, 2014

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I’d say yesterday was the best day ever! Multiple amazing things happened. First of all, one of my closest friends, Kristy, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl – Mila Vivian Conners. She weighed a whopping 9 lbs 11 oz and was 11 days overdue. It was about time!  Other reasons yesterday was so great: I ran for the first time since my hamstring injury and I was fine! I managed 10km and was five minutes faster than the first time I ran that far. Back to the regular training schedule now! I also spent the day cooking lunches for the week and baked Salted Caramel Apple Cupcakes for book club last night. They we delicious! Recipe coming soon, obviously.  Yesterday was also my parents’ 35th wedding anniversary and while they were still in the UK and I was unable to speak to them, they’re home today and I can’t wait. Last but not least, the royal tour of New Zealand and Australia kicked off and Kate decided to sport bright RED for the first official appearance! Red is best, so I was delighted.

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d also tell you I helped host my big cousins De’s bridal shower on Saturday. It was in Pembroke, where her fiancé’s family is, and it was my first time out that way. We had a great turnout and she was spoiled with lots of gifts and yummy food. Her wedding, which is in Hubbards, NS, is less than four months away!

James & Julia

 

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I’d tell you how I had the pleasure of holding this gorgeous little baby boy last night at book club (photo cred: Yvonne). Erin H. has bounced back amazingly and is such a fabulous momma. Hopefully Kristy and Laura are just as lucky!

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d say how happy I was to have a date with Brigitte, one of my bridesmaids, at El Camino on the weekend! She wasn’t in town long, but we managed to have some drinks and delicious tacos and catch up. She’s heading off to Peru for the month of May, but then moves back to Halifax so I’m happy I’ll see her whenever I make it home! I was lucky enough to have tacos twice this week, since my gym buddy Sarah had me for supper too. I love me some tacos!

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d ask – what did you give up for lent? I didn’t give anything up this year, because I figured all the running for my half-marathon would be commitment enough. Mama gave up sweets and chocolate and is only having bacon and eggs every second morning (I’ve been trying to get her to stop that because it’s so unhealthy). Anyway, whadya give up?

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d say I forgot to tell you all about how I tried The Albion Rooms for the first time the week before last! I (like most people) am always wary of hotel lobby bars, but this was totally different. The decor is terrific (make sure to ask to be in the back part, not the front where you can see the hotel lobby), the cocktail list is original, and the menu was creative. We had chacuterie and then I had the fish and chips, which were the bomb. I highly recommend it!

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