Happy long weekend and first day of April! I just checked my weather app and it looks like April showers are right on track...
But for now, it's sunny. The skies are endlessly blue and our streets and parks are full of clouds of pink cherry blossoms. I was walking my pup with Michael the other day and mentioned this—that our neighbourhood was looking magical and that I felt lucky to live in a city that was so dedicated to cherry blossom season. I also added, in case he didn't know, that my favourite colour was pink. He laughed. He cutely pointed out to me all the times I've mentioned my love for pink, and apparently I talk about it a lot? That being said, when we sat down to a big dinner last night, no one but him knew I had a particular affinity for pink outside of it being my preferred hair colour. So maybe I only talk about pink with him. That, or he's just the most observant of my friends and family...
Anyway, I hope you're taking it easy this weekend. If you're interested, here's some afternoon reading:
- A brief history of Vancouver's cherry trees via Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
- A quiet look at the Rodin Museum in Paris from Ann Street Studio
- The cutest cookies & donuts are always on Vickie Liu's Instagram!
- I read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda back in January and absolutely loved it. This week I'm finally going to see the movie adaptation Love, Simon and I'm so excited! It has a great RT rating as well, so that makes me happy.
- Small batch Miffy carrot cupcakes!!
- Spring really has me feeling these minted orange and strawberry coolers. I've also been dreaming about picnics, outdoor dinners, and backyard movies nights. Too bad it's seven degrees Celsius outside.
- Looking into the void: breaking Mario Party 8
- I'm currently working on a project relating to libraries and children's literacy during my off-time, and was reminded of Neil Gaimain's 2013 lecture on the importance of reading that's always worth a re-read/watch.
I do hope that this side project I'm working on goes well. If not, at least it's reminded me that children's literacy is a cause that's very close to my heart.
Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon,