It’s Monday (October 31, 2022)

Happy Halloween!

It’s also my husband’s birthday today. So we went out for lunch yesterday, and I made his favourite Black Forest cake.

It’s a five layer cake. Fresh cherries aren’t in season so I decorated with raspberries. I used frozen cherries to make the cherry filling. And for the chocolate cake I used this recipe by King Arthur, which makes for a delicious, light and moist cake.

Later today, we will go out for trick or treating around the neighbourhood.

But last Friday, the school held a Trunk or Treat in the parking lot, where families decorated their car trunks, some with little games and everyone with candy to give away.

The kids wanted these Halloween costume hoodies – one is a Minecraft creeper and the other, a velociraptor. But today, the velociraptor decided to be a velociraptor Hogwarts student, so he wore his Ravenclaw cape and tie with his dinosaur hoodie.



Leech by Hiron Ennes


The K-drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo on Netflix


Eating and Drinking:

I’m about to have some coffee.


Tonight, I was thinking of cooking either risotto or linguine with scallops.

Last week:

I read:

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism – Amanda Montell

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow – Gabrielle Zevin

I posted:

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Library Loot (October 26 to November 1)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date


  1. A velociraptor-Hogwarts student! I love it! I miss Halloweens when our sons were young and got so excited about their costumes & trick-or-treating. Enjoy it!

    What a beautiful cake! I’ve never attempted more than 2 layers.

    I don’t read a lot of celebrity memoirs, but I bet Kal Penn’s is good.

    Enjoy your books this week –

    Book By Book


  2. I have seen so many of your black forest cakes and they all look delightful. It’s good to adapt with different fruits. Some of my homestay students just don’t understand that it’s not so good to buy strawberries in October, that they will be sour.


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