This past weekend was the Romancing the Capital book conference here in Ottawa. This was the fourth year for the conference, and I'm very happy to say that the organizer, Eve Langlais, is planning on doing another in 2019! Yay! As you may have guessed, this conference focuses on romance novels in all forms from sweet to well, basically whatever you can think of. This was my third year attending, and the second year in which my friend, Dianne, attended with me...and we are planning on attending next year as well, and maybe dragging along another friend or two.
Any of you who were following my blog last year at about this time, may remember that I attended Romancing the Capital (RTC), a reader and author get together in Ottawa (Kanata to be exact), and it's coming up this week! I'm so excited! The format is slightly different this year, in that there will only be a dinner/dance on Friday night, rather than one on both Friday and Saturday nights, but I'm thrilled that the theme for this year is a masquerade ball.
I little while ago I gifted an afghan to my cousin (I've just realized I never blogged it because I was waiting until after I gifted it to her, so I'll have to do that), and she has since told me that her son (and her dog) keep stealing it on her. To prevent fighting over the blanket, I decided to make him his own. I may even go so far as to make one for the dog. We'll see.
I feel like last week was a good week, I'm not sure why. I didn't really do anything extra special. For some reason I'm starting to feel a little more motivated to write in my blog, get back to crafting, and experimenting with recipes again. Maybe I'm finally coming out of the funk I've been in for the first part of the year, I certainly hope so!
It's that time of the month again! Fantastic Bake Along time! The Fantastic Bake Along is organized by Tracy at It's a T-Sweets Day!, and is open for anyone to join. This month I was privileged to have been given the opportunity to choose the recipe for the Bake Along, and I chose a long time favourite recipe for shortbread cookies.