Saturday, March 31, 2018

Looney Bean

March 2018- Toronto ON

February 2018 - Mazatlan Mexico

Another eventless week as we both continue to cough but things will look up next week.

I did get my hair cut on Monday and took these pictures in the old CIBC building.

My BFF and I went shopping and I was looking for a spring jacket. We looked in Winners (Canadian version of T J Maxx) but didn't find anything. When we walked into Cleo's the sales person was showing jackets that were on sale for $35!! I tried one and loved it. That's practically free!

It was raining out and we didn't feel like going to our "usual" as we are a little jaded with their menu. I had seen a new spot The Walrus Pub.

I "borrowed" this photo of the outside as I forgot to get one.

They have many gluten free options on their menu which is a bonus.
Even at 12:30 we had to wait for a table.

At first glance we weren't sure what to have but we both settled on the moules frites, listed as a starter it was a full sized portion and absolutely delicious. Service was friendly and efficient.

I had another try at gluten free fish and chips, using tapioca flour this time. Better but still having trouble getting it to stick to the fish. I've read suggestions on using tempura flour but they were out of the at Longo's.

John requested my slow cooker ribs so we had those.

I did make this this raspberry yogurt cake and it was delicious, John said even better than the apple one from a few weeks ago.

Came across this on Pinterest and thought it had some great ideas.


What Remains is a coming of age story set in Toronto in the 1970s and 80s. It was a good read providing interesting historical insight into fashions and styles of the city in that period. It is a classic mother-daughter story.

I read my first Marian Keyes book, Making It Up As I Go Along which was a series of magazine articles she had written over the years. It was light-hearted and funny but didn't inspire me to read more of her. I do follow her on Twitter and she is a funny lady!

Distress Signals confirms why I never want to take a large cruise ship. I really enjoyed the story


The Woman Who Couldn't Scream is an average read but I am intrigued as to where the story is going.


Friday, March 30, 2018

Weekend Roundup

Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler
1. Starts with "M."
2. Week's Favorite.
3. Middle

Letter M

September 2017 - Austin Minnesota

Week's Favourite

Another week of limited photo taking, this will improve next week!

So from the archives - since it is Easter weekend.

September 2017 - Billings Montana


February 2018 - Mazatlan Mexico

Weekend Reflections

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2016 - Toronto ON

Monday, March 26, 2018

Tuesday Treasures

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme. 

November 2007 - Cairo Egypt

More Egypt treasures.

We visited Luxor when we were on the Nile cruise in Egypt in 2007. It was quite spectacular and the size is immense. It was late afternoon when we visited.

Luxor Temple Dates from around 1392 BC.

It is close to the Nile and laid out parallel to the riverbank. The temple was built by Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) but completed by Tutankhamun (1336-27 BC) and Horemheb (1323-1295 BC) and then added to by Rameses II (1279-13 BC).

The temple area now known as Luxor was called Ipt rsyt, the "southern sanctuary", referring to the holy of holies at the temples southern end, wherein the principal god, Amun "preeminent in his sanctuary", dwelt. His name was later shortened to Amenemope. This Amun was a fertility god, and his statue was modeled on that of the similarly Min of Coptos.


I spotted these kids watching us from a nearby school.

In the distance as we left Luxor.

Once we got back to the ship a few of us decided to check out Luxor before dinner.

By carriage.

Back on board for dinner. Cool looking label.

Entertaining servers.

After dinner entertainment, a whirling dervish.

A belly dancer.

John providing more entertainment.