Sunday, March 7, 2010

February Gone...

So February has come and gone faster than any month, as it usually does. I am hunkering down to finish up these French courses I am doing, as they are really starting to annoy me. I have had a busy lat couple of weeks filled with 21st birthday celebrations both at home in Toronto and here in Halifax. Last night I had the pleasure of a few friends coming over for a potluck and drinks, followed by a night of dancing to bad music. I have decided that those are the best parties, because everyone just comes together and talks and laughs. I had friends from different circles who didn't know each other and they all got a long like peas in a pod.

This weekend in Halifax has been marvelous. The weather has been in the positives with bright sun all day. It feels like spring is in the air. When I walked outside this morning I could breath a deep breath of fresh air in without it catching in my throat from the cold. The grass is peeking through and the snow melting away. People are out in sweatshirts, picking up their coffees, walking their dogs and I think I head a little more laughter than usual. We are coming out of hibernation, at last.

Welcome back Halifax

So now that March is in full swing, I have some fun things for all of you to do. I was thinking that since this month is a bit of a transition month,  between the frigid winter and the fresh spring, that the focus should be about trying to do things at home or with friends.

Yesterday, for my birthday potluck, I made mini Tarts au Citron. I found the recipe on a blog that I read every weekend call Design Sponge, and it is perfect. the lemon curd is not too sweet but also not too sour, and the pastry is crunchy without tasteless. Check out the recipe here: TART AU CITRON.

It wasn't a fast recipe but I put on some old fashioned French tunes, like Charles Aznavour and Jacques Brel and whistled while I worked. The sun was shining in all the windows and the smell of lemon and pastry cooking filled the house. It felt just right.

I have also put aside a bunch of fun craft ideas to give myself something to do in between homework and real work.

If you are looking for some inspiration for getting out around the city, and a walk in Point Pleasant Park isn't your thing, check out The Coast magazine for a million and one ideas. I would highly suggest, although never having been myself, checking out The Brier Curling match. I bet it will be exciting and really fun to watch.

If the weather happens to turn on us at some point this week, I think the next best thing would be to head to the movies to see Alice in Wonderland. I hear it is going to be quite a treat.

And with that I am going to leave you. I have big news to announce but will do that in the next two weeks, so stayed tuned as per usual.

Happy March Everyone!


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