It is late and I just arrived home after a long day. If it wasn’t for NaBloPoMo I would not be here writing on the blog tonight.
I left this morning early, did a bit of shopping and then headed to Melons et Clementines to give my two workshops on EC and Babywearing. I had a great turnout and met some really nice people and the afternoon went by in a flash. I then headed out to meet up with a friend to go out to supper.
As I left the workshop it was getting dark and it was snowing and as I turned onto Sainte-Catherine street (the main street in Montreal) there was just something magical about it. The snow falling, people walking and laughing in the street… It just felt like the city was alive and I felt the need to roll down my window and just soak it all in.
I met up with my friend at this amazing little place called “Le Milieu” which is a space that is made for people to be creative. A small café in the back, couch and comfy place to sit in the front and tables and chairs that you can sit around with art supplies lining the walls. It is a space that has been made for people to get together and be creative. To learn from others, to do things on their own, to talk and crochet or knit or paint or create jewelry or sew etc. It is such a warm and inviting space and would be somewhere I would love to hang out on a regular basis if I was closer. I am even giving a workshop there next month!
My friend and I headed out for supper at “Le Nil Bleu”, a great Ethiopian restaurant on St-Denis Street, and we sat and chatted about unschooling and life over amazing food and then continued our conversation over cappuccinos at a small café not far away. It felt good to be out, it felt great to talk and share, and it was just a great day altogether.
It was also a bit bittersweet. As much as there are times that I say I would never want to live in Montreal again, that I want to leave the province, there are times that is just feels like home and today, it was one of those days and I know that I will miss it when we are gone.
thanks for sharing this niece “le milieu” place! i am looking forward to trying it out!
i was sharing this find of your with some friends and one of them told me there was another place like that in st henri:
called la ruche d’art st-henri
Kat Yin one of the founding member of le milieu seems to also be involved in this place…
it,s true what you say of montreal, there is a little something about this city. i live in montreal but we have decided to move to val david next summer to build a house there. i was so eager to go to the nature, but it seems now we have bought the land, i look at montreal with those nostalgic eyes already and try to soak it all up before i leave.