The weekend is almost here - it's Friday after all! The weather here in the Toronto area is on the up and up and the weatherman is calling for temperatures of +3 degrees Celcius over the next few days. Woohoo! The kids can't wait to get outside and enjoy the "warmth" and the sunshine!
Before the weekend begins, I want to take part in Amy's linky party that she hosts over on her blog, Love Made My Home.
Here are five pictures from my phone that captured some happy moments during my week. (If you are an Instagram follower, you might have seen a few of these already!)
Number One : We love visiting the Art Gallery that is attached to our local library. There seems to be new things to see each time we pop in.
These colourful canvases were created by a local artist. The long skinny "stick art" can be purchased one stick at a time. I joked with hubby that I'd like 3 of them for my birthday. I guess I'll wait a few months and see if he obliges me!
Number Two: This is the "pepper wall" at the new grocery store near our home. Is it weird that I adore it and could stand and stare at it for hours? (I also feel extremely guilty choosing a pepper to buy. I feel like I am removing part of the "art!") Do other stores have pepper walls? Or is it just mine? Hmmm....
Number Three: My daughter and I leave on our UK vacation in 6 days. (Woohoo!) I've been out shopping, gathering up the last few things we need.
While out on the town with my sister the other day, I managed to check 2 more things off of my list - a over the shoulder bag with tons of pockets and a scarf to match my red polka-dotted jacket. Do you think I will look chic enough for London?
Number Four: Packing is hard - yet fun, too. I HATE when I overpack so this time I want to be very careful to only bring what I need on this trip. Why lug extra weight when it can be avoided??!! I've been planning my outfits - usually a shell of some kind and a jacket/cardigan over top. English weather can be unpredictable so I figure layers are best. I took pictures of each outfit so I know what goes together each of the 8 days we are away. I hope I can be clean and tidy throughout the trip too. I am only packing 5 outfits so I need to re-wear a few throughout the week!
Number Five: My daughter and I have been "practising" our tea etiquette. We've booked into the Jubilee Tea Room at Fortnum and Mason for High Tea one of the first days we are in London. As lovely as this pot of homemade Orange Pekoe and Ginger biscuits were, I know that F&M will be the best tea experience we ever have!
So glad that you were able to come visit my little part of blogland today. Please leave me a comment and let me know you have popped by. I'll be sure to reply to each and every little note you leave!