Tuesday, September 03, 2013

So, The Summer Is Over?

Where I live, the first day back to school, the day after Labour Day weekend, marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Summer isn't technically over until the Autumn Equinox on September 22nd, but that's not how it feels.  I love autumn, but there's so much more work.  Summer always seems to feel more relaxed.  Everything slows down.  I thought I'd take a look back at the summer of 2013 and see what some of my favourite things were.


I read a lot this summer.  A couple of my favourite summer books were The Cuckcoo's Calling and Emma... and Who Could It Be At This Hour?. (It was really difficult to pick.  These were just the first three that came to mind.)


It was a slow summer for movies for me.  I blame the children... we just couldn't always find a babysitter.  I did manage to get out and see Wolverine, which was so much better than I expected.

I also did a full rewatch of Clueless after reading Emma.  It's a pairing I highly recommend.


I tend to think of Continuum as a summer show, even though it premiered in April. It's on throughout the summer when all the "regular" shows are done. The season finale was fantastic and I can't wait to see what they're going to do with the show next year.


We went to Stratford to see Tommy this year and it was amazing.  I recommend it to everyone.


At the beginning of the summer, I blogged about using the Bone Dust Rub.  I still enjoy it... I made enough that I still have a fair amount sealed in a container.

Those are just a few highlights.  How was your summer?


  1. I really need to get on reading The Cuckoo's Calling.

    I also recommend seeing the movie Tommy. It's ridiculous. I haven't seen a stage production of it yet though I'd like to.

    1. The Cuckoo's Calling was better than I expected. I can't wait for the sequel!

      I've read that they change a few plot points from the musical to the movie, so that makes me nervous to watch it. Should I take it seriously? Though Tommy is a musical, I found a lot of the subject matter serious.

    2. I don't know that I'd take it too seriously cos it's all a bit ridiculous but it's entertaining. And there are LOTS of people in it. Obv all of The Who, also Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margaret, and I'm pretty sure a zillion other people

    3. I checked Netflix, and it's there... so maybe I'll make my Hubby sit and watch it with me some time.