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! 😀
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.’
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*)
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! 😉
Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to wish my family, friends and blog followers a very happy new year and all the best for 2013.
Traditionally the beginning of a new year is taken by most to have a fresh start, a chance to right some wrongs and to make promises about new gym subscriptions, sobriety and opening a savings account. I fall into this category of people, and my list of resolutions is as long as my arm!
However, saying that, personally I am very sad to say goodbye to an absolutely fantastic 12 months. As with every year, there have been great highs and some real lows, but in general 2012 has been a total life changer.
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!
The 4th December. My birthday, and officially the best advent calendar door to open, bar none. Getting a year older becomes less of a celebration once you’ve hit and partied away your 21st birthday, but spending it in Toronto really takes the edge off, it has to be said! 😀