The Friday Five: Things on My Mind

I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to come up with five things that have been on my mind today because ever since I booked my trip to Japan, it’s just about all that I have had on my mind! Okay, okay, here are a few things that have been on my mind lately.

1. Japan

I have been reading a lot and talking to anyone I know who has been to Japan. My discussions are definitely making me even more excited. My Japanese is slow-going, but I hope to know more than arigato (thank you) by April.

2. The Office

I never watched the US or British versions of The Office. Until now. I have had a pretty exhausting week, and I opted for it one night. It makes me laugh out loud. I know I’m not alone on this one.

3. The Duchesses

Who has been watching Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan touring and attending events? I’ve caught updates and photos here and there, and I can’t help but be interested in what they say and do (and what they wear!).

4. Local travel

One of the reasons why I love living in Waterloo is that it’s close to so many lovely places. Toronto is only an hour away. In the other direction, we have Stratford, where I was just a couple of weeks ago. And London, too, is just over an hour away, and I’m happy to be heading there this weekend to see friends. While I do love to travel far away (see point #1), I have been enjoying learning about local gems, too, over the years I’ve lived in Southwestern Ontario.


What do you think about Outfit Of the Day (OOTD) posts that you see online and/or on Instagram? I post my outfits regularly on Instagram (not styled, not posed, no fancy lighting, no photographer), but I wonder if I should keep going. I do scroll back through these photos when I need an outfit idea or when I want to see how I wear some of my favourite pieces, so in that sense, the photos serve a purpose. I’m curious though…Do you like seeing what your friends and favourite bloggers wear each day?

That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend!


  1. silvia del rosso October 26, 2018

    Another busy week and lots on your mind.

    Happy you are enjoying local travel and soon far away travel.
    Travel is an education and we learn something from each place we visit.

    I am always happy to stay in touch in anyway, each day, by following your posts.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Julia at Home on 129 Acres October 26, 2018

    I have to say I’m not an Office fan, but my husband has been watching it yet again. Do you ever play HQ? They’ve had two very popular Office trivia games, and he’s been studying! I’ve been loving watching the Duchesses–a different spin on the OOTD definitely! Did you see the jewels at the Netherlands state dinner? They were amazing!

    • Jordana October 28, 2018

      What is HQ? Nope. I don’t play. Whatever it is, I doubt I’d be good at it. I have an awful memory!

      Oh, yes, the state dinner. Gorgeous! I know all about the outfits, but I don’t know much about any of the causes or meetings they’re attending. Isn’t the terrible? I need to pay even closer attention.

      • Julia at Home on 129 Acres October 28, 2018

        HQ is an online trivia game. It runs every night at 9pm. Usually it’s general triv;ia, but they occasionally have theme nights.

        For the duchesses I read What Kate Wore and What Meghan Wore. I find they do a good job of covering the causes as well as fashion. WMW’s post about the Invictus Games closing ceremony was very well done.

        • Jordana October 28, 2018

          Oh. Great. Thanks, Julia, for the info about HQ. I read What Kate Wore sometimes, too. I haven’t checked out What Meghan Wore.


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