Leaving Toronto

Canada part ten…


I had ALL THE FOOD at hotel breakfast on my last morning in Toronto, because I knew I wouldn’t get another chance!  The French toast was amazing and I’ve missed it since I left, although obviously there’s no way I would be staying at target if I were eating that every morning.

Geth went off for a meeting with a contact he’d made at the conference while I packed.  Mum and Dad arrived at our hotel shortly afterwards, and we caught up with the Tour de France on the TV – then once Geth had returned and Malcolm had arrived, we went down to the hotel bar for a couple of drinks.  It was nice to have one last drink together before we had to head off.

We collected my bags and walked over to the Holiday Inn, from which Mum and Dad had booked a taxi to the airport.  It was sad to say goodbye to Malcolm, but everyone’s already looking forward to meeting up again on this side of the pond next summer.  Geth had another day to spend in Toronto, but for now I had to leave it behind – I’m sure I will be back again before long.

In Toronto

A nice weekend back home

I’ve had a great weekend – it was Lisa’s baby shower last night, and then bridesmaid dress shopping today, both of which were a lot of fun.  It was really nice to see so many friends that I hadn’t caught up with in years.  What’s also nice is that it won’t be too long before I see them all again, ’cause they’ll all be at the wedding and/or hen do!

As such, I’ll be seeing a lot of my hometown this summer.  It’s good to have the excuse to go back.

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle, taken from the bus window this evening, Sunday 20th May 2018.

On my (flying) travels!

Just a quick update tonight, because I’ve arrived in Edinburgh for bridesmaid dress shopping for my friend Lisa’s wedding tomorrow!

After parkrun this morning, I left Geth in the house (our friend Lewis had shown up for an all-day gaming session so don’t worry, Geth won’t be lonely) and went to catch the (delayed) train.  It’s lovely weather and it’s so nice to be back home, even if just for a day!  I will be vanishing like pixie dust back to Newcastle tomorrow evening.


I did parkrun this morning, for the first time in a couple of months.  Between the move and the weather, I’ve just not been feeling like running at all since late January, so it was nice to get back to it.  Lovely day too, and it was perfect running conditions.

I’m hoping that we’ve seen the end of the bad winter weather now, though there are a lot of ominous rumours about a white Easter next weekend.  I sincerely hope it’s not, as Geth and I are visiting the in-laws and the last thing we need is Christmas-style travel disruption.

With the clocks going forward tonight, it would be nice if it could just be spring weather from now on.  Fingers crossed!