Monday was my birthday. Two zero. Some of the things I did (and some of my presents):

  • I went to go see Skyfall – during which, while watching, I thought more deeply on some aspects of the movie (mainly subtext and art pieces – click to watch a video of Bond meeting Q in an art gallery) than I think I should have; it’s James Bond. My two favourite characters from the movie are Q and Moneypenny.
  • I also got two OPI nail polishes from the James Bond collection. (Goldeneye and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – they’re gorgeous! I’m wearing both now, with Goldeneye on my right ring fingernail and the rest of my nails painted with OHMSS.)
  • One of my presents was The Smitten Kitchen cookbook, which I pored over and so many recipes jumped out at me. Deb’s stunning photography made me taste the food before I’d even read the recipe and some of the pairings I’ve never considered, yet am keen to try (plum and poppyseed, for example). One of the recipes from the blog I remembered with fondness, as I had made it before. There are recipes bookmarked!
  • Unplanned, I also took a stab at reading Chaucer. I’ve been familiar with the name Chaucer for years, though I don’t think I’ve ever read him (knowingly, at least). My interest and curiosity were piqued after watching this Bill Bailey sketch and it is one of my favourites. I wish there were more like it.

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Birthday Girl

Last Saturday was my nineteenth birthday and I celebrated it in style, wearing my favourite bright red skinny jeans and Edward Scissorhands tee shirt with my pearl necklace. Last but not least, the outfit was completed with my new birthday boots.

My Dad says the multi-coloured buttons down the sides look like smarties. I saw them in a window at a mall around Christmas and I had wanted them so much since. I was so pleased then to get them for my birthday that I felt myself glowing and even more so when I wore them and have been getting compliments left and right.

I had lunch at Granville Island with my aunt and grandmother. Afterward I got a couple props for my blogging at the Kitchenware Market, one of the stores in the Net Loft. You’ll be seeing them in action soon – in fact, you might have already in my Baileys post (the red and white drinking straw). The rest of my presents were two Donna Hay Essentials cookbooks (Chocolate and Beef, Lamb + Pork) and a mighty explosion of Boosh: pins, The Pocket Book of Boosh, and a Mighty Boosh tee shirt. Someone was a happy girl!

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