After spending the past two years on and off in the UK, this was the first time since 2010 that we spent summer in Vancouver (BC) and what a beauty it was! We also decided to only accept referals for weddings this summer, which meant that our weekends were free for Farmers Markets, estate sales, and spending quality time with family and friends. (pictured above clockwise – planning session, heirloom tomatoes, iced americano from Matchstick Coffee, and A’hoy goods in Deep Cove)
I had planned to start a series over here called ’5 a day’ where I would post 5 images taken from the past week in one day. Most of the images would be from my phone though, as this is what I normally have handy. Thoughts? It would be similar to my ‘in the city‘ series from 2012 when we were living overseas and it would encourage me to get out and capture more snippets of the everyday.
Anyhow. Enough gabbing. Applications to the Got Craft? holiday show closed last Monday, so there has been a flurry of emails, worksheets, and gathering images for the upcoming look book and website update. It’s hard to believe it is already September, but I’m so excited for the Fall. It is my absolute favourite season! (pictured above – Monsieur Felix, one of the neighbourhood cats)
found via spearmint baby, image credit: alicebaby @ tumblr
Inspired by a recent post on You Are My Fave, I decided that with the start of summer quickly approaching, I better start mapping out some goals! What are your plans?
summer lovin’ 2011:
- say no to pants
- acquire a bbq
- spend more time on the roof terrace
- take some driving lessons (robert)
- road trips / train trips
- plant tomatoes / clean up pots from last tenant
- make jam + pickles
- evening strolls
- visit our local farmers markets
- finish some personal projects (more on this later!)
found via the UK curiosity blog
, you’ve got to love london by alex silver
Had a bit of a hard morning today. Some days I can’t help waking up and wandering why I left the familiar and secure for the completely unknown. I know I’m lucky to be here and I am grateful to be able to experience this, but you know.. it just pokes you in a sore spot sometimes. Unfortunately, this meant that we didn’t make it to the Yellow Owl Workshop book launch, but we did make a batch of homemade pretzels using this recipe which obviously was delicious as we both devoured all six for lunch with 30 minutes of them coming out of the oven! Yeehaw! Plus, we even whipped up a veggie lasagna using this recipe for dinner. Double yum.
And.. just like it was trying to woo me again and carve a place out in my heart, I found this wonderful video about summer in London. I think it’s working.. well that, and the heat wave being forecasted for the next few weeks!