On Monday I went through my favourite moments of the year, along with just a few photos. For this Favourites post, I thought I would do a little recap of some of the things I loved - food, pop culture, and Toronto memories.
Song - I have to say this is a tie between "Wildest Dreams" by Taylor Swift and "What Do You Mean" by Justin Beiber. I have loved pretty much everything T. Swift has done, but I am a new convert to Beibs. He really blew up this year and it's great. You can be a fan of him now even if you're not a teeny bopper.
TV show - Another tie between The Affair and Bloodline. Both of these shows are different with some amazing acting. Plus I love Joshua Jackson on The Affair; he can do no wrong.
Book - Of all of the books I read for my book club, my favourite was All my Puny Sorrows.
Sport moment - Jose Bautista's Bat Flip in Game 5 of the American League Division Series. When something inspires so many memes, you know it's good.
YouTube video - I cannot tell you how many times I watched the compilation of movie dances set to "Shut Up and Dance", but it was a lot. It brings me joy.
Meal - We had a lot of great meals this year, both at home, and out at restaurants. But one that I think about all of the time was at Mosquito in Barcelona. We ate there twice and ordered a whole table full of asian inspired tapas and craft beers. I am still thinking about the thai fish pancakes.
New Clothing - I got a few nice new things this year, but my favourite is the green sweater I just got at anthropologie. It will be a staple of my weekend and casual Friday wardrobe this winter.
Toronto Moment - Hosting the Pan Am Games. People were skeptical that Toronto could pull this off, but it worked out really well. I loved watching our boy Andre De Grasse run his heart out and come away with 2 gold medals. Can't wait for Rio!
Canada Moment - The election of Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister with his Liberal majority (shocking, I know). I remember sitting here on election night and feeling so excited about the change that would come. There has been a strong start with the welcome of the Syrian refugees, a positive showing at the Paris climate change conference, the launch of an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, and "sunny ways".
House Thing - Since we moved in last year we (well mostly Dave) have been tackling a number of projects. I have another tie here, this time between our photo wall and the garage.
New Restaurant - My old favourites still stand but a new favourite is definitely Playa Cabana Cantina. I went three times this year, first with some girlfriends, then with Dave and E, and then with Dave and some friends of mine from work. Each time was amazing. I would be happy only with the margaritas and guacamole but the tacos are so so good!
E moment - E's first day of school. He has done really well at school, not that I'm surprised, and his first day was a good memory. He was very excited to go and it was fun to walk to and from school with him that day.
Dave moment - Going to the Blue Jays game at the end of August. E was with Dave's parents for a week so we took the opportunity to go to the game which was a good treat.
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