My past week has been full full full!

It was a double birthday week – my daughter’s and mine and I also started a new day-job, welcomed a super lovely artist in residence to our home for 2 weeks (a printmaker from England), my daughter went to a dance audition on Saturday, and this weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving. Holy moly!

As of about 10am I’ll be just rolling out of bed, about to enjoy a truly lazy day, with only grocery shopping (prep for tomorrow’s big feast, and then a dance party to go to later on, hurrah!)

I have to say, I intend to fully enjoy my lazy day. I may walk down the street for an Americano, with a book, by myself.

So, here are some good links for you to enjoy this morning:

More reading! The Canadian Governor General’s literary arts awards are an annual tradition, and a great way to find a excellent writing to read. Here are 2016’s shortlisted books, poets, and more.

This is a fascinating article: a walking tour of New York’s massive surveillance network.

Wise words from influential women, about body image, acceptance and love.

On a few different levels, I appreciate this article – most of all because being ‘mixed’ is something most of my family is, in one way or another, some more visibly than others.

Until next week,