Autumn leaves at Roundhay Park last weekend
On the walk to campus
They've already put the Christmas lights up downtown--I love how they get such an early start on Christmas here!
The stores already have Christmas cards and Advent calendars--I took it as a sign that it's ok to load Christmas music on my iPod again :)
Since getting back from the honeymoon, my main priority has been working on my dissertation. The first draft (75,000 words) is due by Christmas, so I've been writing at home a lot, hiding away in the library, and doing my cafe crawls, too. The Starbucks on Albion has a staff member named Molly, so they usually get my name right. The Starbucks on Briggate, however, spelled it like this!
We got our pumpkin last night :) It's got a good carving face & a lovely colour--I'm not carving it until it gets closer to Halloween, but it's nice & festive to have around for an extra week.
Our kitchen with its new appliances :)
We love the Le Creuset utensil jar! It's much bigger than our old one, so we don't have to struggle to put away utensils anymore. Thanks Kelly, Jason, Pudd & Charlie!
The Dualit kettle is lovely (merci a la famille Keriel!), and the De Longhi coffee maker is fabulous, too. When I work from home, I've been making a pot in the morning to have with Richard and carrying on throughout the day. I love the way it makes the whole kitchen smell so good! Thanks Mom!
(I forgot to take a picture of the toaster, but it's been awesome, too! Our old one toasted unevenly, so you'd get half-bread and half-toast...This one toasts it perfectly every time! Thanks Tricia, Tim, Eric & Alicia!)
Another reason why this is my favorite time of year :)