We visited Sudbury Ontario and Mississauga in October, partly for my work and partly for vacation. The flight out was a day time flight so we were in a good place to deal with the 21 month old who didn’t want to sit still for the whole duration of the flight. We arrived and stayed the Saturday night in Mississauga as we thought that it would be too much for Abigail to make the next 4 hour stint to Sudbury on the same day as a 7.5 hour flight. This was a great plan and a very pleasant break in the proceedings. The next day we made the car journey to Sudbury, which was well punctuated with stops where ever Abigail saw fit to made a fuss. We made Sudbury that evening having been in no rush and settled into our basement accommodation that would be our home for a week. We visiting places and people for the week, along with the new Golder office and some of my colleagues who were in that day. It was a great visit regardless of my spending the Monday in bed with some illness or other. We visited Onaping falls, Science North, Lake Ramsey, Killarney to name a few. We travelled back down to Mississauga for my working week on the Sunday. This week was less intense for me, but for more so for poor Hannah who had to entertain our littleun in a hotel room or take her our on her own around a city that we only vaguely know. They had a good time one day when they visited a museum in Kitchener. The remainder of that week was fairly uneventful. We visited the Niagara falls on the Saturday before we return on an over night flight to the UK. We will not be doing an over night flight again while Abigail is still a child! That wasn’t a pile of fun, she slept ok, but we did not, so Sunday was not fun for us.
Last week I finally diagnosed and fixed the tinny noise that the land rover develop while in Wales, the exhaust had come lose at the joint with the manifold. The brass bolts that I’d used made life easy as they’ve not corroded as steel ones would have done.
Put some glass blocks in the wall between the utility and the hall way. Hannah’s idea which we’ve now put into practice.
We have a whole load of mushrooms and toadstools coming up in our garden.
Today we celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving. We had Hannah’s family up for the day, Hannah cooked turkey with all the trimmings, she made three options for desert and even made butter tarts, that were brilliant. We went for a walk at South Hill Park;
Tigger brought home a mouse today. Hannah and I had wildly different responses to this. Our responses were probably far more interesting than the mouse. Tigger did look pretty thrilled with his catch and offering to us.. Which was not received by hid staff as he might have liked I don’t think. I tried to show him that I was pleased. But want going to partake in the eating.
Thought this morning Tigger only went out through the window as far as the window ledge, then when another cat came on the scene he howled at the other cat, until I let him in again and the other cat ran off. He hasn’t yet got the hang of fighting with his opponent yet, just yelling, what I can only assume are obsenities.
So we’ve been busy over the past few days since we got back, found a place to live, got a mobile (cell) phone and also think we’ve found a car that we might buy. Tomorrow is D-day for all, we hope to sign the contract with the estate agents and also buy the car..
Off to have a bite to eat now at the pub next door.
We’ve been very busy this past few weeks, selling stuff and getting around seeing our friends and relatives around Sudbury, also seeing things for one last time before we head out. Tigger is finally done with his visits to his least favorite place.. I only have two days remaining to work in the Sudbury office. The apartment is devoid of
comforts necessities, we’re moved into the house that we started off life in Canada. Farewell to Canada, we’ll miss you, but we’ll be back to visit, hello England, home we come.
We went to Killarney today, to go Canoeing. Having set off at about 10am we arrived having seen some deer, Hannah saw two raccoon coming down a tree and setting off into the bush. We then went for paddle right to the far end of George Lake and back. It was a little on the windy side but still warm enough, we stopped for a spot of lunch at what must be a popular spot as there was the remnants of a fire. On our way back home I spotted a bear at the side of the road and then half an hour on Hannah saw two big male moose at the side of the road.