Here’s the thing: I didn’t know what to expect when I came home. I wasn’t sure what it would feel like or look like or any of those five senses and that was as scary as people seem to think leaving home is. Continue reading
It’s been awhile since I’ve done that first colour palette and I figured it was time to get back on that train. This was one of my favourite photos from my trip to Seville and the bright colours were great for doing a palette. I’ll definitely have to make sure I get a few more of these in over the coming weeks!
Things I’m Loving:
I’ve been putting this post off, just a little bit. Because goodbyes are hard and they’re a little sad, no matter how much you say, “It’s not goodbye, it’s ‘see you later’.” Which I’m hoping this is. But I still spent 10 months in Madrid. I fell madly, madly in love with this city and my chest constricts every time I see a list like this one and I didn’t really expect that to happen, you guys. I should have, but I didn’t. So, after Seville I went back for a week and visited places I’d loved before and went to a few new places (which have been added to my Madrid Guide) and got to say good-bye to the city that I’d walked through at 06:30 to go catch the Metro, that I’d walked through with friends on my way to dinner, to football, to a movie, to Retiro, to everywhere. Madrid swept me off my feet and it was beautiful. Continue reading
October has been busy. A good busy that comes from learning you can adapt and you like where you are and who you’re with and even though your air mattress might deflate every night while you’re sleeping because the damn cat poked a hole in it, there’s good food and good people and you can feel yourself get better at whatever it is you’re doing. It’s a good kind of busy to be, and so I am content. I’ve tried sneaking in as much reading as I can, though that’s easier said than done, but I’m becoming more conscientious and my lunches are spent with a book balanced over my soup and sandwich, or while I’m waiting for the laundry. Thirty minutes here, twenty there, I’m doing my best. Continue reading
Hear: This acoustic version.
See: We went to the CanWNT vs. JapanWNT match on Saturday. (I’ve missed live football.)
Smell: Lemon and dill shrimp.
Taste: Deconstructed stuffed baked potatoes. With broccoli and eggs baked in. (Inspiration from here and here.)
Touch: My gloves. It’s getting cold out there.
*This is a Daily Diaries link up post.