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Hello old friend, I've missed you

Thank you for the emails and messages. I know I have been terrible about staying in touch. So much has happened and  have so much to tell you! Let's sit for a cup of tea and catch up!

First of all: where have I been?? Has it really been since last AUGUST??? My time flies when you're in love. Yes, that's right. I've been having a love affair - with my city, Toronto. Toronto has been around my whole life and it's like my eyes were finally opened and I've fallen hard! At the end of last year I moved to the East Side, and have been busy getting to know my new neighbourhood ever since. I've also had a couple of flings with (possibly) your city! I visited Vancouver, Squamish and Montreal, and I love them all!

Also, I don't know whether I've told you, but I'm currently completing a holistic nutrition certification at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I've been working hard at it and have less than half a year left till I'm done and an official Holistic Nutritionist! It's been amazing so far and I've learned so much that I can't wait to share with you!

And, of course, I've been cooking and eating. I've even actually made some dishes from the millions of cookbooks I have (!!!!). Although, one thing I haven't been doing is taking any decent photos. For some reason I've been relying on my crapberry for pics, and they are depressing to say the least.

Today is pretty exciting too - March 1! The beginning of my month of yoga challenge. I am going to practice yoga every day, even if just for 20 minutes. Day 1 went awesomely. I went for a vinyasa class at The Yoga Sanctuary on College, which was amazing - even though I forgot a hair elastic (now I know how cousin it feels). I'm also going to soon be starting a candida cleanse. More on that to come!

Well, I promise I am back now and that I won't leave so abruptly again! Thank you for sticking by me, and thanks to the many of you who have been nudging at me to get back to blogging (including my friend Emily who yells "BLOG IT!" whenever I make anything yummy). Recipes, photos, and interesting posts about health are all on their way!

xo
Selene

p.s. my "L" key is working again. However, my space bar works 47% of the time on a good day. Soooo annoying!

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Treble Maker said…
Glad to have back!

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