two after twenty

winter roses.

 

It’s been a long, long winter here in Toronto. I forget what wearing sandals feels like. My boots are falling apart, my winter jacket is a sad clump of over worn sadness. Like everyone else in this city, I can’t wait for spring to show up. I know you’re taking your time, Spring, but could you hurry up please?

This is my attempt to bring some spring colours to the blog, despite the weather. I found this dried up little guy in our rose bush out in the front, looking pretty sad and covered in snow. I decided to bring it in for a (long overdue) blog post, kind of hoping that once I posted this, maybe this miserable winter would suddenly leave and this would serve as a “goodbye winter” post. Let’s cross our fingers! This guy also had a little appearance on Instagram.

 

 

 

 

victoria’s banana bread.

 

I rarely bake. Like I’ve said in the past, I’m a bit of a terror in the kitchen (though with some exceptions). I wish I was more of a cook or a baker, and I’ve been trying to change this fact about myself because I love food so, so much … if you hadn’t guessed by now from my Instagram feed. So one day I had some old bananas lying around, some chocolate chips in my cupboard and a much-needed study break. This is when banana bread happened.

I asked my sis-in-law Victoria for her banana bread recipe. I had tried it a few months before and was blown away. Plus, she had mentioned it was easy (big plus!). With whisk, ingredients and camera ready, I went for it. And ta-da! I didn’t burn the banana bread. It was entirely edible. In fact, it was delicious! And my group members ended up eating it all. I’ll put this in the “win” box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

monday moment (seventy two).

 

Finally, a new Monday Moment post! It’s been a crazy few weeks, and this little blog has been a little ignored unfortunately – I’m so sorry for all of the quiet around here lately! This hectic schedule has made me really miss taking photos on a regular basis. I’m really itching to go shoot some 35mm with all these beautiful fall colours. Hopefully I can get around to that soon – the colours are perfect outside my window.

+ I’m obsessed with Lorde lately. For those who have only heard “Royals”, I strongly recommend the rest of her album – Royals is probably my least favourite track, and the rest of her album is absolute gold. My favourite track on Pure Heroine: 400 Lux – listen here. Also, how cool is this music video for Tennis Court? Two light sources and one take – simple and incred.
+ For Wes Anderson lovers – an absolutely AMAZING Saturday Night Live skit, “The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders“.
+ Instagrams I’m digging this week: this one by dearleila, this one by junebugkim, and this one by the ever-so-talented michiesharine.