Saturday, December 9, 2023


   Linking up with Marg at The Intrepid Reader
T for Tuesday

December 2023 - Toronto ON

OK OK Queen St. E  Toronto ON

John did a pre-Christmas Costco run.
Tuesday I went shopping but didn't buy anything except salsa!

Wednesday I headed to Yorkville.

Union Station has an indoor roller rink this year instead of the outside ice rink.

Jameson Christmas tree - also in Union.


Thursday we stayed home and I baked an easy lemon loaf, a copycat Starbucks loaf, first time making it, a little dry. I also baked two cinnamon raisin loaves.

Friday I ended up watching Shane MacGowan's funeral and needed hankies!!
My favourite part, during the mass, the playing of Fairy Tale of New York.

We finally dragged ourselves away to go out to go to the Bata Shoe Museum. I wanted to see the new exhibit.

I had seen this exhibit, In Bloom before, and John had enjoyed the photos so we looked at it.


Saturday roast pork, roasted potatoes, turnips and Brussels sprouts

Sunday chili

Monday lamb chops mashed potatoes turnips and carrots

Tuesday rotisserie chicken nachos

Wednesday ham mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts

Thursday ham mushy peas 

Friday steak mushrooms and tomatoes


Dear Child - A mysterious woman's escape from her harrowing captivity points investigators toward the dark truth behind an unsolved disappearance 13 years earlier. It was quite good.

Obliterated - An elite special forces team tracking a deadly terrorist network, hell bent on blowing up Las Vegas. It is a comedy.

John wanted a movie instead of a series so we watched the comedy Family Switch 2023 and thought it was kinda funny.

Painkiller 2023 mini-series - the causes and consequences of America's opioid epidemic unfold in this drama following its perpetrators, victims and an investigator seeking the truth.


The Forgotten Daughter a shameful history of Quebec I was unaware of. It took place in the 1950’s when the French premier, Duplessis, had children from an orphanage moved into mental institutions to secure more federal funding.
I grew up in Montreal during the October Crisis so I related to this part of the book. A good read for anyone who is interested in the ongoing saga of Quebec's fight for independence. 

By the same author, The Finishing School, isn't quite grabbing my attention. UPDATE DNF.


  1. It's a pity about the institution of diners disappearing, especially the OK OK Diner.
    There are some wonderful Christmas decorations.
    The high heeled sneakers got me and the Imelda shoes are very stylish so many years later.

  2. So very cool. That diner looks amazing.

  3. I'm sorry to see that the diner is permanently closing after such a long run, but it is nice that another person will create a new dining concept there.

    All the holiday decorations look idyllic, especially those having a snowy background. And look at all of those shoes!


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