Yes… the family tree research continues!
Look, I have enough trouble walking as it is, never mind it being something out of a TV game show.
If I stay on British Summer Time will I get up earlier? And how do I stay on BST?
Finally, I can call myself a TASC graduate 🙂
Cooking and baking are therapeutic – I just don’t have enough people to practice on.
Some of you may suspect that I’m not having a great time over here, having read my previous posts. Well, yesterday we drove to Niagara to see the Falls…
Okay, so the drivers were still idiots, and the roads are full of lumps and bumps, but the 2.5-hour trip out (only two back – how odd) was well worth it. Even though the temperature was around 30°C by the time we got there, and the humidity correspondingly high, it’s just such a lovely place to wander around.
We didn’t have time to do more than cruise the part of the town on the other side of the hills, and Niagara-on-the-Lake was a bit of a whistle-stop tour, but we’d seen the falls, which was the main thing.
I could spend hours there, with the right person and the right camera; as did many of the other tourists, politely walking around other tourists who were having their photos taken with the Falls as backdrop.
So you see, it’s not as bad as I may have painted earlier! Mind you, I’ll be back in the UK in about 40 hours (as I write), so I’d better make the most of the last 24 hours here… and top up my tan a bit…
In Canada, the ubiquitous, local coffee establishment of choice is Tim Horton’s. It would be rude not to.
Today is Labour Day in Canada (and the US, but they nicked the idea from Oop North). As such, everything is shut; malls, coffee-houses, you name it and you can’t buy it (well, not easily).
If this was a UK Bank Holiday (like last week), we’d all be at Meadowhall or B&Q. And I’d be writing my postcards, drinking coffee and buying cheap electronic accessories.
I’d always assumed that when I returned to Canada, it would be to take the scenic railroad trip from Toronto to Vancouver via the Rockies, with my chosen life-partner. However, since my chosen life-partner isn’t interested in being my chosen life-partner I’m here with my mum, visiting family.
Today, we went to the Toronto Waterfront (lake-side, not sea-side). It reminds me a bit of London (England); there are sights to see, which people generally ignore unless they’re tourists. And the CN Tower, the Toronto landmark, is now obscured by two large, conjoined office-cum-apartment buildings, in the same manner that St Paul’s has been hemmed in by unnecessary developments.
It doesn’t matter where you go in the world, there will always be people who Think Small. As fab as the Waterside looks, it’s that view from it to the Tower that people want to see, and photograph… and now they can’t.
The in-flight information screen and I had a difference of opinion.
Sharing the departure lounge with a man famous enough that even my poorly mum managed to recognise him.
The world’s getting smaller, that’s for sure.
Proper Planning Prevents Piss-Poor Performance. But only if everyone follows the plan.
I still don’t know what the fuss is about. Facebook, I mean.
Things are there to remind us of what we forget, but do they have a value of their own?
What a wonderful way to wake up this morning; to the news that Alan Johnston had been released. One of those rare occasions when you can imagine that the 200,000 people who signed the petitions, and the thousands like me who added his photo to our blogs all punched the air in delight and absolute joy for a man we’d never met. Sometimes, the world is a wonderful place!
Despite our best efforts at work, some people just didn’t get the message about why there was so much travel disruption today.
I didn’t run the race but I certainly got some exercise.
Okay, I’ll give it a go. Everyone else seems to be joining!