I started the week thinking I had a very quiet weekend, but today ended up being full.


I did manage to sleep in this morning and awoke to gorgeous sunshine, which was perfect for the hike I had planned with Sarah. It was slightly delayed as I got the chance to talk with my mom on the phone which immeasurably lifted my spirits:)

Sarah had said she had a new route for us to try today. I think it was a stream bed as we spent the entire hour walk in water!

This one at least had a plank walk over it!It actually became funny after a while! The hour spent in nature with a friend and cute pups was an awesome start to my day, though I am having a difficult time counting this as exercise.


I pulled out my little tree, but I really don’t want to have to pull out all my boxes of ornaments. They fit really tight under my bed, so it makes it tough to get them out!

I left this project and went to Brenda’s to knit. I am over 2/3 of the way through my current cowl, Everyone Likes Stripes Cowl on Ravelry. I am disappointed that it didn’t use up the entire ball of one colour:) I guess I’ll have to do a headband out of it too.


While we were knitting we watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I remember wanting to see this movie when I saw the trailer, but hadn’t. Well today I did and I loved it. The animals were adorable, the characters were interesting, and I loved how it was set in the 1940s . I think JK Rowling has such an amazing imagination! I can’t wait to see the next one in the series and I’m definitely going to need to find these books to read!

Blogmas/ Christmas Event:)

I am linking up with Abbey, Mischenko, and Amber for Blogmas this year. So please go check out their interesting insights as well:)

Today’s topic is Christmas Lights which is one I am very torn about. I really love houses that have all warm, white lights. They glow in the snow and are just so inviting and classy, however, the other side of me also loves those old multicolored lights! My grandma had them along the roof edge of her house and it is always so cheerful. I find I take a lot of pictures of both of these types of lights.

Christmas lights used to signal a fun night for me too! When I was in my late teens and early twenties there was a group of five girls who hung out together. To celebrate my birthday at the start of December, we would pick up Starbucks drinks and then drive around looking at Christmas lights. I remember these nights as a lot of fun, filled with oohs and ahhhs and a whole lot of giggling!

This evening I got to see Christmas lights in another way as I headed out with my friend Lyndsay and her son and nephew for a local Christmas event called Cheer at the Pier. IT WAS LIKE I WAS IN A HALLMARK MOVIE! You had the young cute mayor, train ride, hot chocolate and cookies for the kids, we counted down and then they turned the lights on along the pier. It was pretty cool. Not a huge event, but still nice to go see what it was all about. Lyndsay and I checked out the food trucks and Lyndsay had bulgagi steak fries which smelled amazing and I had arancino which is supposedly a Sicilian rice ball. I had it mixed with salmon, one with beef and one with vegetable medley. They tasted great but I don’t eat a lot of fried food so my tummy isn’t particularly happy with me. The first Christmas even was a success:)


Today I also got to start my Twinings Christmas Tea Advent Calendar. I have to admit I am biased as Twinings is one of my favourite tea companies. Today’s tea was English Breakfast and it was great. The tea bag was fresh and didn’t smell at all musty (I sometimes wonder how old tea bags are), and it brewed up two great cups of tea. This is the tea I always think of when I think of a “good cuppa”. The first cup was lightly brewed and yet still had a robust flavor and was greatly enjoyed. The second cup was stronger and I added soy milk and honey to it. I love that this tea is strong enough to handle having add-ins and yet you still get a tea flavor. This first day was great!

Well, I’m going to go enjoy my bed and tv along with knitting.

Have fun!


37 thoughts on “Lovely

  1. The picture of the water is so lovely!! Haha I’m laughing to myself as I typed that because it’s your blog post title!!
    Happy to hear you got to knit some today!! 🧶 I planned too, but I was so exhausted. Now I’m mad I didn’t!😔
    I loved reading about the Christmas lights!! I had some of the similar thoughts about them. So classy on houses and inviting on houses!!

    1. Heehee great minds think alike:)
      Yes I really want to spend lots of time knitting this weekend! I feel like I need it after this last weekend.
      Thank you for letting me participate in Blogmas. It really made me think about it more than I have in the past:)

  2. You can borrow Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from me 🙂 The books in the Fantastic Beasts series are screebplays rather than novels though. I never finished reading it lol. Go figure. I’ll try again one day!

  3. Your Cheer at the Pier sounds magical! We used to go quite a distance to my dads Christmas party and the boys loved seeing all the colored lights coming home! I need to remember to take the time to take a drive to see them this year!😉

  4. That walk looks so lovely! I agree – JK Rowling has the most wonderful, wild, brilliant imagination of all time! Aw, Cheer at the Pier sounds like a blast. So glad you could do that, live out your best Hallmark life! xo

    1. The walk was funny as we just couldn’t escape water! Lol
      I love Harry Potter and can’t believe I didn’t know there was another series! Obviously I need to rectify that immediately!
      It was neat to feel like I was doing a quintessential holiday thing:)

  5. Fantastic Beasts was a great movie. I need to take the boys to go see the one that is out now.

    The hike looks pretty, but I wouldn’t want to be walking in water right now. Even if it is warm-ish, it’s not that warm. I hope you had waterproof shoes and a change of socks.

  6. Looks like an interesting and beautiful hike. I like the warm white lights outside too – I think the twinkling or racing lights are too much sometimes. My neighbor mixes and matches her Christmas decor – a big candle next to a manger or Rudolph next to the manger and just stuff, stuff, stuff everywhere – her house is smaller than mine and mine is small, but sometimes less is more. I do like the icicle lights in white – hopefully they don’t make them in another color because in that case, white is perfect for those lights.

      1. That’s exactly how I feel – I have seen large houses with just white lights and the white wire reindeer with the red bows looking straight ahead or bending over to graze and they look beautiful, but it has to be on a big property or it overwhelms the house. I’m not a fan of those blow-up decorations. I may take pictures of them for blog posts, but the big ones, especially on small property, don’t look right to me and half the time they list to the side.

  7. This year’s tea calendar has me wishing for one, ha! We are a no lights family, as DH suffered from overkill as a child….they even had an aluminum tree with a revolving color wheel…I think he traumatized! I like white lights too. 🙂

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