Happy Friday to everyone and long weekend for those of us in Canada! It’s a long weekend here in honor of Canada Day on July 1st. I don’t have any exciting plans, but I’m going to thoroughly enjoy the holiday Monday after I finish working at the yoga studio in the morning.

The German Midwife

I recently borrowed The German Midwife (affiliate link) by Mandy Robotham from the library on Libby and I’m really enjoying it so far. It follows a midwife during WWII in Germany who was in a concentration camp for helping Jewish women deliver their babies. She’s then taken from the camp to help Eva Braun deliver her baby.

I don’t want to give too much of the plat away, but if you’re at all interested in that time period I highly suggest you give this book a try. Parts of it are really heartbreaking, but it’s well worth the read.

Photo shoot with Angelique Panther

I had booked a photo shoot with Angelique Panther a few weeks ago and it finally happened on Saturday afternoon. She’s also a yoga teacher and offers photography to other teachers to get content for their websites and promotional materials.

I have to admit that I was a bit apprehensive about doing the photo shoot. I can be so hard on myself in terms of appearance, but Angelique did a great job at making me feel at ease and even comfortable in front of the camera.

If you’re in Calgary and you’re a yoga teacher looking to get some photos if yourself to use for promoting your offerings, make sure you check out Angelique. She was a pleasure to work with and I’m really looking forward to getting the photos back.

Pretty flowers in the garden

Our backyard is so pretty right now. We’ve had a good mix of sunny days and rain lately, so the plants are all really happy. It’s so nice to spend time outside and enjoy the flowers while they’re here – winters can feel really long here in Calgary, so I have to enjoy the nice weather while I can!

All of those plants are perennials so they come back every year without needing too much work. If you’re planning on planting a garden this summer definitely consider going with perennials. They’re so much less work compared to annuals and you’ll end up saving money over the next few years.

Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend? Share them in the comments below.

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