The small spaces trend and milestones

When I saw the following floor plan in a The Brick flyer, I thought it looked really familiar… I lived in a 439-ish sf studio apartment at 2920 Ash Street between 2005 and 2011. Except for the open galley kitchen (mine was more enclosed) and it bedroom walls, the layout of the 300 sf apartment…

Currently reading Primates of Park Avenue and Unseen City

I need to just blog faster. Seriously. There are so many books that I have finished that I want to comment on – “what it meant to me” – but it takes me forever as I mull over what I want to say and if I’ve said everything I want to say. “Currently reading” is…

Likely end of an era

This post is going to seem facetious which is why it’s a blog post and not Instagram post. The Ontario elections are currently taking place and since the incumbent, Kathleen Wynne, has publicly resigned to the fact that she will not win, I sincerely hope that voters make the right decision. Since I don’t follow…

The savviness and insanity of online shopping

Where is the line between “it is smart to be efficient and practical” and “this is a full-blown addiction”? For the past week, I’ve been making a few purchases every other day at AliExpress. I used to be able to say that I would order a thing or two every month or two months. Order,…

Planning January

I wanted to make this post title more snappy but it would lose all sense. Like if I called it “Planuary January”*, haha. I’ve become a planner. I’ve always been one but this January, it was Official. I was planning … Our meals. Setting the four-week plan wasn’t so hard. Even NPY was interested in…

Year in review: 2017

Let’s run through this quickly! Who wants to dwell on this year anyhow? Nothing much of note happened in January and in February, I went slightly bonkers for hot chocolate again. In March, I volunteered for CVITP again (my third year). April was my trip to Halifax and the botched up MEC 5K run. Seriously,…

Mondays Fundays

I have been really fortunate for the past year to be able to work four days a week, after returning from mat leave. Mondays, after the weekend, are for just me and E and they are getting to be really fun these day – with bouts of trying. He is, after all, over two years…

The lion, the sheep and a story

In a recent (s7e5) episode of Game of Thrones, Cersei said, The lion does not concern itself with the opinions of the sheep. Now, why did that sound so familiar? It’s not because I clearly recall Tywin saying it way back (in s1e7). And it would be appropriate for the Lannisters to say this give…

Toronto: Summer 2017 and wedding edition

This trip by the numbers: Number of airport runs not involving my own flights: 4 Ice cream treats enjoyed: 2 Size of wedding party: 12 (1 bride + 1 groom + 5 groomsmen + 5 bridesmaids) Wedding guest list: 132 Number of Chows (incl partners): 25 Number of Chows that traveled to the wedding: 15…