Life Lately – Babymoon, Here I Come

We’ve been getting into the holiday spirit lately, doing lots of Christmas themed activities. We went to the Toronto Christmas Market last week which I actually just found out is one of the top rated Christmas markets in the world. We go every year and if you happen to ever be in Toronto in mid-November to December then I highly recommend you give it a go. Unfortunately I couldn’t have any mulled wine this year, but the hot chocolate was pretty good too.  Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish settings I’d love to visit

I had so much fun with this last week I decided to do it again. This is a link-up hosted every Tuesday over on The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was made for me I think, bookish settings I’d love to visit. Combining travel with reading, what’s not to love? I generally enjoy reading books set in far away places, even if it’s just a mystery/crime novel, I find the book more entertaining when the location is exotic.

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30 Countries Before 30 and other life goals

With my 30th birthday fast approaching I’ve been trying to distract myself with some before 30 challenges. I’m not really one to freak out about birthdays and getting older, but for some reason 30 is coming at me hard and fast. I don’t think it’s the number per say as much as this idea in my head of what life is supposed to be like when you’re 30. When I was younger and thought of a thirty year old I thought of someone who owned a house, was settled into a reliable career and probably had a baby or two. Maybe they lived in the suburbs and they probably had no fashion sense and a mom haircut. Obviously reality is always different than what you imagine when you’re young, I once thought 20 was old after all. But I also think the world is changing, at least if you live in a city in a western country. People have kids much later now, out of all my friends, only two have kids and one of them is a few years older than me. This idea of settling down doesn’t exist in the same way. People in their 30’s still care about fashion and go out for dinner at hot new restaurants. Not to mention that the real estate market in Toronto is insane, so you’ve got to be making well into 6 figures in order to buy a house. Continue reading