If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d tell you why today (February 29th) is my absolute favourite day of the year. Firstly, we all know it only comes around every four years, so that’s special, but exactly eight years ago today, My Other Half and I had our first date. I will never forget how nervous I was all day – in media law class with my best friend, I talked her ear off about it, asking questions like “what do people talk about on first dates?!” While I got ready, my roommate watched me pace our apartment, my second screwdriver in hand to loosen me up, anxiously waiting to be picked up. She said she’d never seen me nervous before! As he put me in a cab at the end of the night, I remember feeling like it was all too good to be true. That’s why the 366th day of the year is my favourite!
(You can read more about our love story here.)
If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d tell you what we did to celebrate our dating anniversary last night. We’ve never exchanged gifts or cards for our anniversaries, but we always go out for dinner somewhere neither of us has been before. Last night we tried The Pomeroy House in the Glebe. I was surprised how busy it was for a cold Sunday night, but they sat us in a private table by the window. The menu was small, but really interesting and different. As chivalrous as ever, My Other Half ordered a cocktail the non-pregnant Julia would have been all over – Chai Loves Bourbon, which I had a little taste of and it was unreal. Basically my dream cocktail. Thankfully the bartender made me a delicious virgin cocktail, and we shared foie gras (so buttery!) and fried smelts. For our mains, I had the mushroom raviolo (which had a lot going on, but the flavours worked really well together) and My Other Half had the duck (obviously) which he also really enjoyed. Service was great and atmosphere was perfect for our little celebration. Loved it!
If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d tell you about my nail polish this week. I’ve only had Essie’s Smokin’ Hot on – I was loving it so much I re-applied back-to-back, which I never do! I was super excited when my bestie surprised me with my very favourite polish, CND Vinylux Chiffon Twirl, at brunch this weekend. Definitely putting that on tonight, and super happy I don’t have to wait to visit my mom to use it now!
If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d tell you I’ve finally gotten into a new Netflix show – Prison Break! My Other Half made me start watching it and now I’m completely hooked. We’re about halfway through the first season (they’re so long!) and I’m 100% invested in my favourite characters, namely Lincoln. We heard a new season is coming out – is this true?!