not just any visitor

DSC_0282 my mom came for a little visit this week and while she was here she treated me to some three year-old aged cheddar. I don't think I've ever been so happy to receive a gift of cheese. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="6005,5995,5996,5993,5994"]

we spent may day ambling about town, walking through the streets of the byward market. even though i'm not working right now, it felt like a mini vacation from life (read: I needed that).

it was just such a nice visit. it's nice to have your mom around.

IMG_1091 she got a new phone - ^^^ basically went from original flip phone to most sophisticated on the market. it's a bit of a technology disaster.

i love eating, and i think i got this from my mom. we both love salty delicious food... and wine. (always paired with wine.) i consider myself lucky to have grown up in a house where there was no scale and no talk of dieting or restriction from food. it's probably why i have a healthy relationship with food today: if hungry eat, if not hungry don't eat. if you want a treat have it, and there's no need for 15 because i'm not deprived. i just know so many girls my age who still haven't sorted this out and i'm grateful to not constantly be fixated on this aspect of myself.

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plus. what else is there if not a good meal shared with family? ^^^

in fact i'm doubly grateful for my love of food because it's the way mike and i spend time together. like some couples bike? we eat. he makes it usually and then i consume. like those delicious tapas above. mike's creation... not mine.