[Photo by Devin Rajaram]
Welcome to November, pals! Can you believe it? 2015 has been a whirlwind, for sure. It's only going to get worse/better, too. I'm kind of excited. Christmas is coming, and I have an excuse to drink lots of Prosecco and eat my favourite foods. Plus, we're spending this Christmas at Paul's brothers house and they're going to have a new puppy. Is there anything better than playing with a puppy on Christmas Day and then eating all the roast potatoes?! I don't think so. I already have my Christmas party dress picked out, too. I've not done any Christmas shopping though, so I feel like I'm in a good place Christmas preparedness-wise.
This week I've been eating all the cheese at my new book club, baking a perfect apple pie (even if I do say so myself), stuffing myself with delicious Indian food at Bundobust and partying all the way until midnight to celebrate Emma's 30th birthday. I even wore high heels, which is very unlike me these days. That's how fancy it was. Cocktails and Karaoke is a winning combination. How was your week?
- There is too much truth in this: 26 unexpected things that happen when you reach your mid-twenties.
- I hate scary movies but I LOVE scary books. Here's ten of them that will keep you up at night.
- We all want to up our Instagram game, right? I'm taking a few tips from Goop, of all places. (via Rosie)
- This is an interesting look at international adoption and the impact of China's 'one child policy'. (via Sarah)
- My fellow sociologists will definitely appreciate Baby Michel Foucault. Related: The Toast is one of my favourite places to hang out on the Internet - so much smart, funny, literary content.
- Kids menus are kind of the worst, right? Let's give them proper food and be done with it.
- I'm definitely baking this pumpkin bundt cake this weekend.
- We all need to follow these bookish cats of Instagram. So cute. So well-read.
- Rachel introduced my to the idea of a cookbook club. Who wants to start one with me?
- I almost cried reading this article about The Good Loaf, a bakery which employs women who are ex-offenders. What a lovely idea.