Goodness, October is always such a busy month!
There’s Thanksgiving, Hallowe’en, my birthday (and two of my family members’ birthdays!), as well as being in the swing of French classes.
There is so much fun and exciting energy that, coupled with the absolute beauty of autumn, there is no surprise that October is my favourite month.
Let’s start with my favourite picture –the pie I made for Thanksgiving! It is Jane Austen themed, with Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett cut out of the crust. I am quite proud of my ‘skills’ in making this!
If you would like these Austen themed cookie cutters, I got mine from the Jane Austen Centre’s gift shop here and here. I could browse the lovelies there all day!
I always love dressing up for my birthday weekend even if nothing grand is planned, and when it is to work, a less frilly outfit must be worn of course! I still have fun through the details –combining my love for a sleek fit-and-flare silhouette with sheer tights, polka-dots and bows. I hereby present to you my ‘practical’ birthday outfit:
Jacket: Danier ‘Bree’ lamb leather jacket in Port (2014)Top: Kate Spade ‘abree’ cashmere sweater in black (2014)
Skirt: Club Monaco ‘Minkie’ skirt (2013)
Tights: Gap polka-dot tights (2015)
Shoes: Vaneli ‘Lenita’ pump in black Soffio patent (2013)
Jewellery: Pandora charm bracelet –birthday gift from husband (2014); wedding + engagement ring from my husband. White gold swirl ring with diamonds. (2014)
We went for sushi for my birthday lunch at 168 Sushi Buffet
. It isn’t our top favourite place to go for sushi in Ottawa, but it is a convenient location, and when the staff is not too busy, the food is fresh and very tasty. If you catch them on a busy afternoon though, prepare to have missing items from your order and/or the food to not be up to its usual standards. Following-up usually leads to them bringing the order in, so if you are not in a hurry, it isn’t ideal but not truly awful either –especially if you pay the all-you-can-eat price. We sometimes simply re-order what was missing.
An autumn perspective.
And for Hallowe’en, I upgraded my Gryffindor costume:
October was a beautiful month; I hope you enjoyed yours! I will write in soon with my November happenings…