Had a fine birthday yesterday, starting with a breakfast made by Jeff:
Jeff had been up late gaming the night before so I had told him he didn't need to wake up early, but he did anyway. The sweetie.
Have I mentioned he makes the best coffee?
My sister Ruth took me out to Patisserie La Cigogne for lunch, and in the afternoon I did some book project work.
Later in the afternoon, I decided to be lazy and watch some Bletchley Circle in bed. I only recently came across this British series while browsing Netflix, and was intrigued by the intelligent writing and the strong female characters.
Then I napped. I'm a Master Class napper, in case you didn't know, which is yet another reason I love Ruth's new SSH! MY BROTHER'S NAPPING picture book (launches from Scholastic Canada this week!) so much:
In the evening, Jeff and I went to my favorite restaurant in Toronto, Café Pleiade (557 Mount Pleasant Ave, Toronto). You can read the review of Café Pleiade I did for blogTO back in 2007. What I love about the restaurant: the fantastic food and the cozy atmosphere. Our favorite seat is the cushioned alcove by the front window.
Jeff and I have gotten to know the owners over the years, and I was delighted to find out that the chef (Stavros Tsimicalis) is a published poet!
A wonderful day, and I felt very spoiled.