Daily walk observations from Toronto

The sun is deceiving. It mimics spring is coming and yet, when I step outside, I have to put my winter coat on.

But I’m still going outside for a walk. I need a break from my walls.

Here are some observations: Continue reading “Daily walk observations from Toronto”

Diversions, distractions…the new normal has begun

Alright, it appears many people will be staying home either for precautionary or enforced reasons. Which means, the internet will be booming.

Right?

We need our daily fix, our online entertainment, especially now. I don’t know how long people can binge-watch over a period of two, three or more weeks, especially with the weather finally changing a little, for the better (at least here in Toronto).

I hope wifi becomes an essential service… 😀

I for one prefer reading (and writing) to watching shows. But I suspect I will be watching some shows, just for a change of pace…

Here’s the latest recap from Toronto: Continue reading “Diversions, distractions…the new normal has begun”

Alone in a coffee shop at night

There is a coffee shop in Canada called Tim Horton’s (Tim’s for short) that is ubiquitous with hockey families. Often, you will find a Tim’s near a rink, especially older arenas. Actually, there are Tim’s everywhere in the city, including near schools, churches and on every street corner.

I’m currently sitting in such a Tim’s on this snowy, Sunday night.

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Early seasonal spirits – lights on a string

Because of the recent snowfall and the much colder temperatures, I have been hit with a Danish phenomenon:

Hygge

Translation: a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. (Wiki)

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This NaNoWriMo thing…

…is irking me a bit. And I will complain about it in a minute 😛 but first, I wanted to share a couple of photos I took on the way to the polling station. Because…today we vote for a new federal leader, and my polling station was next to a college campus and I tell you, the colours and scenery were absolutely breathtaking. I walked the 25 min round trip and stopped to snap some photos.

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Why leave the city to see wildlife…

My hunters are back. Without a moose, be that as it may, but they left early due to hockey and school. The rest of the group will stay another couple of days, so there’s still hope to end up with some meat this season.

I asked my son if he saw any wildlife up in the bush: Continue reading “Why leave the city to see wildlife…”