Monday, April 6, 2020

Foto Tunes - Coronavirus Playlist

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.


In response to these crazy times I will be posting a Coronavirus playlist weekly.



Mazatlan Mexico - laundry room




Baden ON - Prime Ministers' Path










This week's parody!

Hello









CORONAVIRUS PLAYLIST RECAP

Staying Alive
All By Myself
One Is The Loneliest Number
All Alone Am I



Parodies

Social Distance - Randy Rainbow
Hello

Monday Mural

Linking up at Monday Mural

April 2020 - Toronto ON

WOO HOO a new photo!!!
We went out on Friday to get some groceries and spotted this mural on Queen St. East.
I was sure I had a photo of this painted a different colour, but so far I can't find it.




April Square Challenge - Top

Life of B - April Square Challenge

The theme for April Squares is ‘top‘, and we have five idioms, to choose from;
On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak (tiptop) or uppermost part of something.
Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you are really lucky a circus!)
Room at the Top – first or highest in position
Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer or top dollar!
The main tag is #SquareTops


May 2019 - Florence Italy

Topnotch view!




Sunday, April 5, 2020

April Square Challenge - Top

Life of B - April Square Challenge

The theme for April Squares is ‘top‘, and we have five idioms, to choose from;
On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak (tiptop) or uppermost part of something.
Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you are really lucky a circus!)
Room at the Top – first or highest in position
Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer or top dollar!
The main tag is #SquareTops



July 2011 - New York City NY

Top of the Rock - Rockefeller Square overlooking Central Park.


WHAT

One Word Sunday


December 2014 - Abilene TX 

P.S. WhatNots


Saturday, April 4, 2020

Self-Isolation Week 4

April 2020 - Toronto ON





And so it goes on. Luckily, we are not the kind to get bored.


New Language in Coronavirus times.
MCO movement control order
Shelter in place
Self-isolation

Our neighbourhood, Humber Bay, attracts many people on the weekends. But none of us expected the hordes that showed up last weekend.


Sunday was a gorgeous day and people from everywhere in the city came and parked, then proceeded to walk, chat, play ball, socialize etc. It angered residents so much that calls were made to the city, mayor, councillors which then prompted

Photo from Twitter.


All that complaining paid off on Monday morning.


Tuesday was John's birthday. Here he is making cookies.


Such excitement on Friday! We went to pick up a  package at the post office, then to get some fruit and vegetables and then to a new-to-us gluten free bakery on the other side of town. So we took a leisurely drive along the quiet streets and I even managed some photos!!!!



Stupidity has a certain charm - ignorance does not. Frank Zappa








King St. West, the heart of the Financial District, totally deserted on Friday at lunch hour.



Union Station, York and Front St. is never quiet!!


I finished off a blanket that has been sitting in my basket since forever! I started a blue one.






WATCHING

I watched a limited series Unorthodox, the series is loosely based on Deborah Feldman's 2012 autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. It is the first Netflix series to be primarily in Yiddish.



I then watched the Making of Unorthodox.


Then I found Shtisel, an Israeli television drama series about a fictional Jewish family living in Geula, Jerusalem. Shira Hass, who starred in Unorthodox plays a young daughter in the series.


John is watching The Man in High Castle.

We watched a limited BBC series Collateral.



Some more ideas.
Broadway from home offers musicals that you can watch online.

Watch 66 Oscar-Winning animated shorts, courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.


LEARNING





Crossword puzzles
 5 10 puzzles - high score 1082 1966

More online museums

Learning about Salvador Dali
Dali Museum in St. Petersburg FL
Biography


How to understand Salvador Dali

Take a virtual (long) walking tour of Rome.


Visit the Art Gallery of Hamilton exhibit Kim Adams's Bruegel-Bosch Bus.




COOKING



Lamb shepherd's pie with mashed carrots and potatoes. John had picked up this seasoned lamb at Costco. It was okay but it wasn't as seasoned as one would expect.



Roast beef and potatoes, mashed turnips and carrots, cauliflower.


Leftover roast beef sandwiches with peppers, onions and cheese

Slow cooker spicy Asian beef short ribs I removed them from the slow cooker and put them into the oven for two hours. Served with rice and cauliflower.

Salmon and salad. In an effort to use up some salad items.

Pork with mashed potatoes and cabbage.


John had ordered for curb side pick up from a new gluten free bakery, Gemaro on Main St. John really liked their sandwich bread. He also got two foccacia, bagels and hamburger buns, and they threw in a hot cross bun.


Everything was fresh from this bakery. Since we had the foccacia, we made pizza for dinner.




We baked cowboy cookies and a mango tea cake. The tea cake was an interesting recipe, it said it made two loaves, I only got one out of it. It is a very light and fluffy cake.




Beef soup from our bag of bones and vegetables.

TO TRY


Raisin Scones


I read this interesting post from Judee at Gluten Free with Judee on freezing lemons.


READING



I started The Perfect Wife after giving up on The Only Story which I might go back to.



LINKING UP WITH
Beth hosts Weekend Cooking where you can post anything food related.

April Square Challenge - Top

Life of B - April Square Challenge

The theme for April Squares is ‘top‘, and we have five idioms, to choose from;
On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak (tiptop) or uppermost part of something.
Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you are really lucky a circus!)
Room at the Top – first or highest in position
Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer or top dollar!
The main tag is #SquareTops


2015 - Singapore

Top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel


Friday, April 3, 2020

April Square Challenge - Top

Life of B - April Square Challenge

The theme for April Squares is ‘top‘, and we have five idioms, to choose from;
On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak (tiptop) or uppermost part of something.
Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you are really lucky a circus!)
Room at the Top – first or highest in position
Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer or top dollar!
The main tag is #SquareTops



Kingman AZ


Weekend Reflections

Posting at Weekend Reflections

July 2016 - Rochester NY


WEEKEND ROUNDUP

Tom hosts the Weekend Roundup.

1. Starts with "N"
2. A Favorite
3. NUMBERchosen by Tom

Starts with "N"

NICKY'S - Toronto ON




Favourite

NEON





NUMBER

24 AND 573 - Toronto ON






Déjà Brew



Thursday, April 2, 2020

April Square Challenge - Top

Life of B - April Square Challenge

The theme for April Squares is ‘top‘, and we have five idioms, to choose from;
On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak (tiptop) or uppermost part of something.
Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you are really lucky a circus!)
Room at the Top – first or highest in position
Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer or top dollar!
The main tag is #SquareTops



Barcelona Spain


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Square Challenge - TOP

Life of B - April Square Challenge

The theme for April Squares is ‘top‘, and we have five idioms, to choose from;
On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak (tiptop) or uppermost part of something.
Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you are really lucky a circus!)
Room at the Top – first or highest in position
Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer or top dollar!
The main tag is #SquareTops


Tip Top Tailors founded in 1909 - The Tip Top Tailors Building, now known as the 'Tip Top Lofts' is a former 1920s industrial building converted to condominium lofts in Toronto.



Week 3 - Pick a Topic

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge


The possible topics from Cee's photo: Public transportation, bus, RV, trees, bird, whale, tent, grass, bridge, water, white, green, window, or come up with your own topic.


I'm going with buses in Mazatlan Mexico!










April Daily Photo - School

City Daily Photo - Monthly - School

Tourists visiting a school in Cambodia.