Brrrrr-illiant week!

Snowy Toronto

Due to exploring, exercising and being too freezingly numb to type, I haven’t updated my blog for a while! So apologies for that.

I have, however, got a multitude of photographs to explain where I have been and what I have been up to.

The weather here has gone from the pretty typical winter cold that we are used to in England, to minus double numbers!  I was looking longingly at the snowy pictures of Sunderland one day, to waking up to a white world outside the window the next.  The snow has found Toronto, and boy does it like it here.  We have experienced -22 some days, and the warmest it has been all week is about -13.  It’s just gone winter crazy round these parts… and I have to say, I am loving it! 😀

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Where did Sunday go?

So true!

Saturday has always been my favourite.  I get to spend all day with my husband, watching football and having a drink.  The only thing is now that we are in Toronto it is a whole different kind of brilliant!

Instead of the match kicking off at 3pm, it’s 10am.  Instead of having a couple before the game, having a 90 minute break then going out for the night afterwards, we drink throughout the game and carry on afterwards.  Instead of spending too much, we spend FAR too much!

So when we wake up on Sunday morning groggy and with banging heads, we always vow ‘Never again!’ But what we really mean is ‘Can’t wait for next weekend.’

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Toronto – The Sequel

Bon Voyage!

So, we are back in Toronto for part 2 of our Canadian adventure.  Although it is not in the league of such great sequels as Godfather Part II, Toy Story 2 or the epic Short Circuit 2, we are hopeful that it won’t be a disaster of Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry met Lloyd proportions!  (Although it does have some similarities – an example being my response to the Air Hostess asking “Red or white wine?”.  My reply? “Yes please.” *shakes a blushing head*)

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2013 has me worn out already…

and it’s only 6 days in!

Celebrate good times!

A quiet New Year’s day prepared us for a very unquiet January 2nd!  We were going to Liverpool to watch Sunderland, and staying over at our friends Darren and Dawn”s house in Manchester.  Anytime we are with Darren and Dawn, whether it be for a few sociable drinks or a big night out, it is always messy.  This trip was no different.  Double D seem to have that effect on us, although I am sure they will say it is our fault! 😉

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Flying home for Christmas!

Flying home for Christmas

As great as Toronto is, and even though we have had the most wonderful time there, where better to spend the holidays than at home with family and friends?  Dorothy got it spot on with her famous statement, there really is no place like home.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas market Toronto

Toronto Christmas Market.  This is easily in my top 3 places I have visited in my time here in Toronto.  It was, in a word, magical.

Everything about the place was pure festive fun, as if pulled straight from a Christmas movie in which Phil and I were given the lead roles.

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Christmas Party with Marty!

Christmas party with Marty

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is to see Sunderland win… AT ALL!! 😀

Get in my bonny lads in red and white!  You have kicked off my Christmas party this year, and just when we needed it too.

Anyone who knows their football will tell you that Sunderland AFC are not on Santa’s nice list this year.  We have been terrible and we desperately needed to win today/tonight (depending on your time zone) and win we did!

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No plans means one thing… hic!

Beer and sports

This weekend, Phil and I decided that we would basically chill out, for the first time since being here we didn’t have plans to do anything so we thought we would relax and see where the wind took us!

And that is how the weekend came to be able to get summed up in 5 words.

Drink.  Football.  Pubs.  Boxing.  Hangover.

So with that summary telling the story, the only thing left is to look through my phone and post the tomfoolery I caught on camera…

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