Consider this, a delicious excerpt from Evelyn Waugh, writing in 1931, via Paul Theroux’s 2011 anthology, ‘The Tao of Travel’: ‘But my ill-temper gradually cooled as the train, with periodic derailments (three, to be exact, between Mombassa and Nairobi) climbed up from the coast into the highlands. In the restaurant car that evening I sat
The trouble with Toronto is that it’s such a damn nice place to live in. The quiet charm of its tree-lined residential neighbourhoods, the colourful bustle of Chinatown, Korea-town, Little Italy and the Danforth, the museums and galleries, colleges and universities, the towering office blocks of Bay Street and of course the markets – Kensington
Today: 12 degrees right now, with a high of 13. That about sums it up. Next 7 days: Are you kidding?
BBC News – Voyager probe ‘leaves Solar System’. Like the Vikings crossing the Atlantic, the Polynesians the vast Pacific, Cortez in Keats‘s sonnet, ‘On first looking into Chapman’s Homer‘ – is this not thrilling, wonderful, awe-inspiring?
Rob went to Muskoka. She is back from Muskoka. Tomorrow we go on the GO Train, to Hamilton, for the Art Crawl, with Boyd and our Hamilton friends Mark and Heather. Up and down we go, up and down.
Damp. Next 7 days: Hoping for better
This is from our neighbour’s, across the road from us. I guess it is Chris’s birthday. I wonder how old he is?
Rob is off this Monday evening, to her TV shoot with ‘the boys’ (Colin & Justin) up in Muskoka, leaving me a bachelor for the next 48 hours. I’ve asked Boyd to come round tomorrow for a barbecue; Boyd is weighing this up – a decision not to be taken lightly. We are expecting 33
Today’s Weather: moderately optimistic. Next 7 Days: Wait-and-see