2018 - Mazatlan Mexico
Well, it certainly wasn't a white Christmas here in Toronto this year. Temperatures were above normal and the little snow we did have melted away before the weekend.
Saturday and I made a lemon cheesecake with lemon curd to bring to my cousin's for our Christmas sleepover.
John cooked our traditional breakfast at my cousin's, bacon, eggs, black pudding, mushrooms and home fries.
We got home early afternoon on Sunday.
Monday we met friends for lunch at O and B's, where we all had the flat iron steak and fries!
We got our first new $10 bill, first woman and first vertical bill. Click here the Bank of Canada description.
The bill features civil rights activist Viola Desmond — the first Canadian woman to be profiled on a regularly circulating banknote — on one side.
The first vertically oriented banknote in Canada, the design also includes an artistic rendering of Halifax's north end and waterfront, where Viola Desmond lived and owned a beauty salon.
Also depicted is an eagle feather, which the Bank of Canada says represents the ongoing journey toward recognizing rights and freedoms for Indigenous people.
On Nov. 8, 1946, Desmond took in a movie at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow while her car was getting fixed. When she refused to leave the whites-only section on the main level of the theatre, Desmond, 32, was dragged out by police and jailed. Black people were only allowed to sit in the balcony of the theatre.
Past the Dog Fountain as we headed to the market to get a turkey, sausages and flank steak.
Mural on the back of the Flatiron building.
Tuesday, Christmas Eve, and we did a quick run to get vegetables for Christmas.
Before we left, at 10:30 AM. we saw this out our window. The Toronto Police Service Holiday RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign had a checkpoint on an exit ramp, nowhere for anyone to run! The red car is pulled over and the orange jeep will also get pulled over.
We decided to use our grill to cook our dinner.
Prep: flank steak, sausages, mushrooms, potatoes, peppers, onions, cheese.
Christmas Day and we only took a very bad photo of our trifle based on my mother's recipe but with gluten free lady fingers.
The rest of the week was spent at home relaxing, other than helping a friend in the building.
We ate lots of leftovers.
We watched our fair share of movies this week, bingeing on several afternoons.
Two Popes very loosely based on true events, however fascinating
The Laundromat excellent Meryl Streep based on the Panama Papers scandal
Santa Fake hokey but who could resist Irish (American) songs and Christmas carols.
Acts of Violence
And of course we watched both Home Alones!!! And watching our individual favourites.
September 2019 - Dundas St. Toronto
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