Happy Canada Day!
To wrap up the Canadian Adventure posts (because while it was an awesome holiday, I’ve really got to mentally get back to the UK), here are a few random snippets:
- ‘Iggypoppleganger’ isn’t a word but it should be.
- There’s a piece of the True Cross in Toronto (although bear in mind that, at one point, if you put all the pieces of the True Cross together you’d probably end up with a forest), although it was stolen in 2000; this is also a good point to link to the Hometown Tales episode dealing with the True Cross, which is worth a listen.
- Toronto has many cute waitresses. Yeah, I noticed, I’m a guy, sue me.
- My geek cred is confirmed by seeing a steakhouse called Bardi’s, and immediately noticing how much it looked like TARDIS…
- The Canadian Weather Channel really do love their weather. It’s the first time a weather forecast has made me suffer from information overload.
- Dude dressed as Batman in Dundas Square may have been a bit cool, but I want to know why he wasn’t tracking down criminal scum.
- I rode in a limo for the first time. Not a stretch limo, but a limo all the same.
- I also blagged a conversation about the World Cup with an elderly Chinese guy running a frozen yogurt stand. I felt highly unpatriotic.
- Rock salt on chocolate brownies shouldn’t work, but it does.
- There’s something hugely relaxing and life-affirming about wandering around the Taste of Little Italy Festival on a gorgeous sunny afternoon.
- Teenagers getting busted by the cops for having a bong shouldn’t have been funny…. But it was!
- If I wasn’t a Brit, I’d want to be Canadian.