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Kamloops Views

Snapshots while visiting.

Great view from Sahali in Kamloops right now. #kamloops #bc #hellobc #sunset #yka

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It’s the most mumble time of the year

Brioche stitch is so squishy I love it :D #gift #knits #knitting

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Sometimes I can’t decide whether I love December or hate the stress that it holds. I am enjoying making gifts for people though. Those projects are islands of happy in between the usual worry. I can’t wait to mail them off to their new homes <3 The most frustrating part is not being able to show them off yet (Arg). Only a few more weeks till I can post some photos!

Technical Difficulties

So one of my plugins seems to be going rogue. I have to re-save my permalinks structure constantly otherwise my about and contact pages can’t be accessed. So wonderful. I keep putting the digital equivilant of a band-aid on it, but it’s now time get in there and figure this out. This whole week has been full of broken tech and misbehaving programs. (Software, server, plugins, oh my!) I just hope that next week is a little better.

 

Lemon Dill Prawn Pasta

So I’m on a break from school, and it turns out that when I’m not crazy stressed, I have the creative energy to make delicious dinners! This is not so much a solid recipe, as a general guideline.

  • Prawns
  • Pasta
  • Dill
  • Lemon
  • Green Onion
  • Garlic
  • Kale/Spinach
  • Olive Oil
  • Spices

Cook pasta, thaw prawns, while also warming the rest in a pan. Cut the lemon thin, add a little zest, and a bit of the juice. Add spices of your choice. I went with a pinch of thyme, rosemary, basil, oregano, salt & pepper, ground up in my hands.  Add prawns and cook. Throw in pasta and mix up! This was the perfect warm day dinner. Yum.

New Year’s Eve

I’m not sure I have anything horribly important to say, I just wanted to say hello to this desolate little blog again :) I suppose the end of the year makes one introspective – I think I may take some time later to just sit in a sunny room and fill up a couple journal pages. First I suppose I should finish some tidying, to go into the new year with a fresh start and relaxed feelings. 2015 will certainly be busy enough with school, then wedding planning, and maybe even (finally) a trip for just us to somewhere beautiful! But for one more minute I will sit here and enjoy my tea, and watch a pair of cute cats sleep :)

Spring Spring Spring

I’ve been using Flickr for school assignments, and have admittedly forgotten to upload some here. Whoops. Well, it may be a little behind, but here is a taste of spring in Victoria.

Serenade

Contemplating Life

Droplets

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Art school!?

This Friday marks the end of my first semester in school for graphic design. Bet you though that would never happen! I finished my “One sheet of paper” project. I plan to add some projects to a portfolio during winter break, but for now, have these images. (These will be re-shot with better lighting when I have more than 5 minutes :)

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Let’s go ride a bike

Isn’t she pretty?

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She’s a Giant Cypress W. I took her for a proper test ride today, almost all the way to the Johnson St bridge.

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It was a sunny afternoon, perfect for a ride. I managed to stay upright, and even closed my mouth before hitting the cloud of gnats. (Ha) I may have given my lungs and knees a bit of a shock, but it was fun, even if I only went 7km round trip. Next time I’ll try to make it further. :)

Now I need to give her a name. How about Ellie?

Dogs!

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Apparently I forgot I took these in April. Oops.

Oh, time.

I know I haven’t been here in a while, but I’m in the middle of some potentially life-changing-for-the-better kind of stuff.

It’s kinda awesome.

Wish me luck.

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