July 18, 2004


There’s been alot of activity around here but little knitting, unfortunately. Still, it’s been fun-filled and relaxing, so I’m not complaining!

On Wednesday we went to the Sting concert. Briefly, it was great, though the fact that the bill was split with Annie Lennox meant that there was too much time waiting around in the middle while they completely reset the stage — at least half an hour. By the time Sting came on the crowd didn’t have a huge amount of energy, and though the set was very good, there was a bit less of an emotional connection and energy than I expected. Still, by the end of the set everyone was rocking, and I had lots of fun.

Thursday was our anniversary — we went for a lovely French dinner, in honour of our honeymoon in the south of France, and had a generally grand time.

Friday we cleaned the house and then my father arrived for a visit. Yesterday and today we’ve been doing “Toronto” things — all the things we never do in the city because we live here and never think of it. In particular, yesterday we went down to the newly opened (last year) Distillery District. This is the old Gooderham & Worts rum distillery, of which many of the buildings have been renovated and opened as cafes, art galleries, boutiques, and a brewery. There was a jazz festival going on, so there were numerous stages set up with lots of great live music, and even the alleyways had their own bands:


We had some very yummy food and generally enjoyed ourselves wandering around the area. Here’s my dad enjoying a steak and stout pie:


Today we went for dimsum again and wandered around Kensington Market, and now we’re resting after the great exertion of the day (ha!). Maybe now I’ll manage to do a little knitting on Mark’s sweater… would you believe I’m still re-doing the collar? I don’t know if I’ll ever get this done…

Posted by Aven at July 18, 2004 05:56 PM

Hey, did you go to “lettuce Knit” while you were in the market? I love that little shop.

Posted by: Stephanie at July 20, 2004 10:09 AM

Ha — lots has been happening.. Happy Anniversary. Did you hear that we (both, luckily) forgot our 35th?

Posted by: Susan at July 20, 2004 04:39 PM