Saturday, June 27, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I am in love.

I don't have much time for a long entry. I will post some photos of France. Let me tell you...this place is amazing.

This is the view from the house. This photo I took at a church in St. photo journal is upstairs! I'll update this better soon.

Oh, I forgot. I saw a peace protest in London. This man named Brian Haw has been sitting outside the parliament building since 2001 to protest against the War in Iraq.

I am also staying here with a Buddhist Monk who has met Sylvia Plath.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Are you excited yet?

I am here in Manchester, UK, but it doesn’t feel like I am here. It feels like I am in Toronto in the daytime and Windsor in the nighttime. Striking similarities between here and there – or there and here (depending on the location of the one who is reading this).

I am writing this while sipping on a Strongbow that was given to by my Edinburgh neighbours. Last night they knocked on our door. Two knocks then a mannish giggle.

To sum up the past two days is simple:

My suitcase is not small, just right. Yes, Jami and Heather – I packed extremely well! I think of it as an art. Amber’s sweet parents drove us to Toronto. They were staying one night in Toronto and brought a bigger suitcase than me.
It weighed 9.3 lbs. Amber’s weighed 13 or 17 lbs. We can’t remember.

I was my usual self during takeoff. It was comforting to know that Amber hated take off just as much as I did. I had to remind her (and myself to breathe). I knew she was breathing. She kept saying “Holy fuck!” Once in the air it was very relaxing. Almost like in a train 33,000 feet in the air.

I got spoiled during our two “hot meals.” They gave me vegan food. Lots of fruit!

We were located right near the wing. Nice view.

Our hostel is called “Hilton Chambers.” A cute little hotel. We have four beds in a decent sized room with an ensuite bathroom. We have our own key cards so we can leave all of our stuff in the room. Saturday night we had two guys. Sunday it is just us.

Our Italian roommate, Giuseppe, invited us out for drinks with two of his friends (one from England the other a cute little Norwegian girl. We accepted and had a great time. One of the boys, Jay, is trying to find a cure for meningitis or something. It seemed like a bullshit story, but he had like 4 people from a conference there with him. So, it’s hard not to believe

Amber and I got really drunk, went to Subway then joined a casino. Strolled home at 4 AM, which was really 11 PM in Canada – so I think we went home a tad too early.

Oh, and we found a British version of “The Loop.” It is most definitely called “Fab CafĂ©.” And everyone and their mother should go there.

Today was a lot of sight seeing. A lot of thing are closed on we just took some photos. Those will come soon. They are on the canon.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Not sure which one I should display in my bathroom.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Monday Adventures

Note: In my previous blog, I complained about blogger. I have yet to find a suitable replacement. So, as for now, I will put up with with it. Unhappily of course.

Monday Adventures

Every Monday (so it seems), my mum and I have been venturing off into the county. Me with my camera of course, snapping photographs along the way. I thought I would chronicle our adventures.

My mum took me to this swan pond south of Amherstburg on Highway 18. Here, we found a nesting site for some of the most beautiful swans. I wish I had my zoom lens to get a little closer.

Our next stop was Colasonti's to do some plant shopping. And of course, we made a stop at the petting zoo to see the animals. Like this parrot who liked to imitate every movement of my mum. Even imitating her laugh.
And this Billy Goat's Gruff....who was trying to scare me away with his evil eye...

More to come...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Officially Hates Blogger

I am trying to find a new blog host.
I am sort of bored with blogger.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Meanwhile, the weather network has promised Amherstburg for a huge thunderstorm. Needlessness to say, it has conveniently decided to hit everywhere else in the county, except here.

Today we got a bit of drizzle. But I want lightening! Thunder!

This is all we got. A few clouds. A little wind.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009