Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, April 14, 2014

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I’d tell you something you probably didn’t know about me – I love rain! Weird, right? I don’t love the cold or grey skies particularly, but I really love it when it rains really hard. And especially when there is thund and lightening. I think it’s exciting! Plus, rainy days are an excuse to curl up at home with a good book, which is exactly what I did yesterday. Speaking of books, I am just loving Khaled Hosseini’s latest novel, And the Mountains Echoed. He’s my favourite living novelist and I cannot get enough.


If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I’d admit I probably have an binge-buying disorder or something. You see, I seem to get on a kick and then just go crazy collecting a particular item. For months, it was David’s Tea (as illustrated by my Instagram). At one point I had more then 60 of their teas. Lately, however, it’s nail polish. Essie, in particular, but really any type will do. I also love Creative, OPI, China Glaze and I CAN’T STOP BUYING THEM. They are just so fun. Especially since tons of them were on sale this weekend. I bought six. Whoops. And I now have, like… 20 or something? It’s getting out of control.

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d tell you my calves are still sore from my 13km (!!!) run on Saturday! I know, right? That’s super far. I’m actually surprised I survived. It was really, really hard and when I walked through the door afterwards, I think My Other Half thought I was going to break down completely. I could barley move I was so exhausted. Thankfully I pulled myself together enough to get in the tub for a soak before hosting a dinner party. Now I feel like I need about 10 rest days. Except that I need to run four times this week, including attempting 16km on Easter weekend. Yikes!

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d tell you how I had the best brunch at Benny’s Bistro. All these years I thought it was just a bakery, when really it’s this adorable French restaurant nestled behind a bakery. Thank goodness I have such restaurant-savvy friends who can introduce me to this stuff. Anyway, it made us miss France big time! The food was fantastic. And really, any place that has wine on the brunch menu (My Other Half had a glass of Chardonnay – he was so happy) is winning in my books.

Last but not least, if we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I’d show you this nice infographic I made to summarize all the babies in my life of late. Yes, all my friends got pregnant at once and yes, it’s hard to keep track, and no, it’s not over. Lots more friends will have babies in the next few months. Anyway, you’re welcome.


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1 Comment
  • Brigitte
    April 14, 2014

    I love Benny’s! Every time I go in the bakery, I am amazed by how it smells exactly like France. And the restaurant in the back is amazing – I’ve been several times despite the short time I lived in Ottawa. Definitely a gem.

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