Monday, November 8

Weekend moments: just hanging around

This weekend was filled with friends and food... just the way I like it! On Saturday we went to the market to buy lots of fresh produce and local goodies.

Do you ever wonder what happens to all the leftover pumpkins after halloween? 

We played Ticket to Ride, my absolute favourite board game, and I kind of lost my voice from all the screaming (I get really into games!)

We put out the cheeses we bought from the market fromagerie, and they were gone within minutes!

My November poppy is still snug on my coat ... and I bent the pin around a bunch of times so that I wouldn't lose it
.... so far so good anyway ; )

 I met a friend for a wholesome lunch at my favourite vegan restaurant, Aux Vivres. They serve these amazing mixed vegetable bowls & brown rice.
This is a Buddha Bowl... it was delicious, and surprisingly very filling.

 And finally, I was delighted to see that the iconic Montreal Christmas tree was put up.
It's actually not a tree at all, just a bunch of lights strung up together.
But we all love it anyway, and Montreal at Christmas just wouldn't be the same without it.
I hope you had a lovely weekend.


Jude said...

Sounds like such a perfect weekend (love the board game screaming :)). I'm eyeing that delicious Buddha Bowl hungrily now! Sigh, and the lovely Christmas lights...we still have Thanksgiving in the States, but I can't wait for Christmas season to begin in earnest.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Never heard of that board game-I'll have to check it out!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Ah so pretty. Christmas! Love it.

christine, just bella said...

I love 'Ticket to Ride'! Such a fun board game. Have you played 'Settler of Catan' it's similar and super fun too!

Sounds like a great weekend!

Diana Mieczan said...

That sounds and looks like a wonderful weekend,sweetie
We also love to eat cheese and play games...Simple stuff are always the best, right?
Kisses and hugs and wish you a lovely afternoon

Cornflakes and Honey said...

Hey Lady Grey! Sounds like a lovely weekend, I going the markets too, so relaxing and it's so nice to come away with something yummy to eat or yummy to wear/look at :-)

and flowers pick themselves said...

looks and sounds wonderful! thanks for sharing!

xo Alison

Melanie's Randomness said...

What a cute weekend!! I've never heard of a Budha Bowl! It looks good. Hmmmm I wonder what happens to all those pumpkins too! I love the Christmas tree! =)

Blogs said...

what a perfect weekend...i wish had some good food...haha:)

Chrissy said...

What a fun weekend! Love the market and the fresh cheese and the vegan vegetable and rice bowl!

Pinecone Camp said...

I want to see that tree in person - looks beautiful.
As for poppies, I've already lost 2. Better get another one today. Thanks for the reminder!
happy Monday.

Joyti said...

Your weekend sounds lovely :) The buddha bowl looks good.
Couldn't the leftover pumpkins be turned into - pumpkin pies or something? I turned a Cinderella pumpkin into a delicious 'fondue' (filled it with slices of a baugette and gruyere cheese and a dash of nutmeg).

becca said...

November poppy?
What is it?
Such a pretty little thing!

Crazy Sweet LIfe (Brianna) said...

I really want to play ticket to ride again. That game is awesome!

Bianca said...

I love that that xmas ornaments and details are starting to go up! Tis the season:)


Chiara said...

I didn´t realize you were from Montreal!!!!
I lived there several years and still have family there!!!
I loveee that cheese picture, wine and cheese are all I need to turn it into a great night!

k said...

OH MY GOSH, Marks family has Ticket to Ride and we ALWAYS play it when we're all home, it's so addicting! That's good to know that someone else plays it to, hah :)

amanda jane said...

Love the poppy!

a whole lotta love said...

sounds like fun. i can't believe the tree is up already. regarding halloween pumpkins, last weekend we saw an event where kids were bowling with them down a hill. looked like fun. also, i've seen catapult parties.

Anonymous said...

I have never had the Buddha Bowl. I just can NOT not have teh "btl" ... oh man just thinking about it now... droool

Anonymous said...

wowwwww typos galore!
the* blt*
must have been all the excitement over food.

Shannon of HAPPINESS IS said...

Mmmm, nice weekend! What DOES happen to all the leftover pumpkins? I had a cheese board this past weekend too :) xo

Natalie said...

looks like the perfect fall weekend!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Oh I know you're taking a break...but I left you an award on my blog:

rebecca said...

sounds like fun! love your blog. :)