I had a wonderful ten days in Toronto – much too little time! – and only arrived back this morning after a long overnight flight. Thus this post is brought to you by jetlag and a need to combat same by staying up till 8pm, all going well. I am nonetheless well aware that a detailed blog post, with the requirement of many coherent sentences flowing one from another, is beyond my capabilities today. You must content yourself with a list of some of my favourite moments; I’m certain to miss some out.
- Room after room of Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures at the Royal Ontario Museum
- Barbecue pork, the house speciality of my hosts
- Posh Oxbridge Gollum
- Drinking Aviation cocktails and watching So I Married a Witch with the Caliph’s Daughter
- Mabel’s Fables – a wonderful children’s bookshop
- Cherbourg and Pepe. travelling companions of the highest quality, finally meeting
- A second, unexpected opportunity to visit the Fashion Victims exhibition at the Bata Shoe Museum
- Pacific Mall
- Peking Duck
- Walking the Toronto Public Labyrinth
- Seeing the first piece of stained glass made in Toronto
- Bakka Phoenix – sci-fi and fantasy book paradise
- Trying Reese’s Peanut Cups for the first time
- My new Samurai sword umbrella!
- An invitation to sojourn in Nova Scotia
- Meandering in graveyards
- Having wonderful people to help me get through the early days of my devastation at the results of the Brexit referendum for the UK to leave the EU
I took a lot of notes, and a lot of pictures, which should make writing blogposts later in the week (um, hopefully) much easier. But now, it’s time for dinner and Josie and the Pussycats to get me through the last hours before a much-needed sleep.