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*)
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! 😀
Keeping myself busy while out here in Toronto hasn’t been a problem so far to be honest; I have been exploring the city, taking in new sports, shopping and generally being a tourist. Even when I am not out and about, I have enjoyed relaxing in many ways too, such as reading, hanging out at the apartment, using the spa and swimming. But me being me, I am always on the look out for new things to do and ways to meet new people.
That is when I decided I would give knitting a go.
Exciting. Apparently, you can’t come to Toronto without visiting Niagara Falls, so that is exactly what we did this weekend!
An early start on Saturday saw us watching the Sunderland match at 7.45am (the less said about that the better) and then getting wrapped up in our winter woollies, packing our case and heading off on our first Canadian roadtrip 😀
There is a lot going on around Toronto this week. The 100th Grey Cup is being held here, which is the championship game of the 2012 Canadian Football League (CFL) season, so there are loads of activities around the city for visitors and Canadian Football fans. There are street parties, festivals and adrenaline zones, amongst other things! Which is all great, and fun to partake in, but sometimes you just want some peace and quiet too.
So my week has been quite mixed so far; I’ve had some excitement, I’ve done some chilling. Slurped a few beers, had myself a few jacuzzis. Shopped, slept, sauntered.
I thought the best way to show you this would be with a little montage of pictures I have collected over the last couple of days, and so that is what I have done.
Apparently, according to my recent facebook status, I have just been to the store! THE STORE?? I have been here 5 minutes and already I am going to the STORE. I, of course, meant I had popped round the shop.