Friday, 31 January 2014


The sun hitting the icicles yesterday was beautiful. So was the sunset. Halifax can be extremely beautiful and colourful.

Snow, snow snow!

Have you ever had a day off where you planned to take care of tons of errands? Well, on Wednesday, we had the day off from classes. So, I had anticipated running a million errands, but then, it snowed. A LOT. And we couldn't get the car out! It was mildly frustrating to be stuck inside all day, and I kind of got a case of cabin fever. But then Aaron made some amazing pour over coffees, and Findlay was really cute all day. So my productive day turned into a cozy day, and I guess you can't really complain about that!

Another Winter Sunset

Tuesday night, before (another) Wednesday snow storm.

Grey Monday

Monday was freezing and grey, but there were still lots of skaters out on the Oval... Haligonians don't let the weather get them down!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sunday skies

The weather was pretty ridiculous today. It switched all day between sunny, overcast with snow, to howling winds. It made for some interesting photos and an exquisite sunset.

Friday love

Aaron and I both have Fridays off from class, so we always try to go on a mini adventure. This Friday was freezing, but it was sunny and the snow from the blizzard was still everywhere, so it was just gorgeous out. We drove up past the Dingle to a lake, which Aaron told me is called "Frog Pond" (I personally think they could have come up with a better name, considering how picturesque this lake is). Anyways, we walked through the snow around the lake. It was the perfect mini adventure. Afterwards we came home and hung out with Findlay.

I love Fridays.

Walking home from school

 Thursday was surprisingly sunny, considering the blizzard we had on Wednesday. The roads were all quite clear, but the sidewalks were disastrous. I still don't know how I managed to trek to school and back, considering there was about two feet of snow all over the sidewalks almost the whole way. But the walk there and back was still lovely, with icicles all over the cliffs and a simply stunning sunset.

Pre-blizzard sunset

We had a pretty big blizzard here in Halifax. It started late Tuesday night, and snowed most of Wednesday. We even got a snow day, which was quite nice. The snow was blowing around so much, I could barely see the house across the street out my window. Before the blizzard, there was an eerily beautiful sunset. The sun set while the sky was rapidly becoming overcast, giving it a muted, unassuming look, but I thought it was glorious.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Snowy weekend adventures

We woke up to snow on Sunday morning, so we decided to go on a little walk around the Arm and to Sir Sandford Fleming Park (more commonly know as The Dingle, the name of the tower at this park). It was extraordinarily beautiful and peaceful. The Arm was as smooth as glass, and hardly looked like the ocean. On our way home, we found a little frozen lake.

We're supposed to be getting a blizzard starting tonight, so I'm hopeful that I will be able to take more snowy photos.


It was our anniversary on Friday! We've been together for four years now, so we decided to celebrate for the entire day. We decided to start our day by walking down town. It was extremely foggy, but quite warm. We went to Two if By Sea for coffee and croissants for breakfast. Aaron had prosciutto and provolone, I had a maple one filled with cream cheese and topped with candied bacon. It was extremely decadent, but unbelievably delicious. We walked home and relaxed here. Aaron didn't even do any homework! Then we got dressed up and went to the Brooklyn Warehouse for a little supper. We ended up ordering three of their fabulous appetizers and splitting them. It was a perfect day.

Saturday, 4 January 2014


We went on a post-blizzard walk down by the Arm. It was freezing, so cold that parts of the Arm were frozen, but also very beautiful.

Friday, 3 January 2014


We had a cozy, mostly indoor day today during the blizzard. I attempted to go on a walk this morning, but only made it as far as the park. We also went on a little expedition to get some groceries, as Aaron had mostly been living on cereal, coffee, and frozen pizzas in my absence. Other than those two outings, we stayed in, kept warm, played with Findlay, and relaxed. And I made some Mexican hot chocolate, with extra chile powder and cinnamon.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

First Day in Jeju

Aaron and I moved to Jeju (제주도) in August of 2012. On our first day there, we went with our co-workers to Sanbang-san Temple (산방산). The temple is built into Sanbang-san Mountain, and it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. After looking around the temple and taking in the gorgeous ocean views, we all went out for Bibimbap (비빔밥). It was pretty much the best introduction to the island we could have hoped for.