We've been living up north for almost 5 months now. But those were the easy months. Next comes 6 months of winter!
We are ready for it, though. At least I think we are.
We have our Canada Goose jackets, a carton full of hand and toe warmers, and a cupboard full of David's Teas. I think we're set.
Oh but it is really, really cold up here. You can actually see the wind in this photo. Brrrrrrrrr!
In other news, we have 3 orchids in our apartment and they suddenly all started flowering again... all at the same time! I guess orchids like to be ignored. I only seem to remember to water them every other week or so. But apparently they like that.
We went back to the beach to see what it looks like in the winter...
And as expected, it's pretty icy there too.
Luckily all of us northerners have warm, cozy apartments to have pot-luck dinners in.
On Saturday night we tried moose stew, made by a girl I work with who shot the moose herself (and she's 5 months pregnant!). Such is life up north... the women are very tough!
(I clearly have some toughening up to do)
I stayed true to my girly self and made my blueberry-lemon shortbread tart using the wild blueberries we picked in September (it's such a yummy recipe!).
On Sunday, despite the blustery weather, we went out into the woods to collect evergreen boughs and pine cones.
And I started to decorate the apartment for Christmas... I'll show you the finished product later : )
I hope you had a lovely weekend.