Sunday, July 24, 2005

Dinner and a movie

Yesterday, Beatriz a friend of mine, invited me to a movie. We went to a wonderful restaurant for dinner first and ate salad , pizza and had a beer each. We then made our way to Famous Players theatre and chose the movie "The Wedding Crasher" because we wanted a laugh!
The movie was okay but not as funny as I had anticipated. My biggest complaint is how fast some of the actors talked. It's just not natural!
Another problem I had was with the movie theatre. All those commercials, it's just like sitting at home watching t.v.! And then of course they show so many trailers and they are so long and loud that you just get turned off. I hate having that loud, fast paced, in your face, explosive advertising thrown at me.
However, in the end I can't really complain, I did get a free movie with popcorn and a drink out of it!

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Busy month

Well I left Canada on June 30 and arrived in England the following day to visit my family and friends. I spent the first part of my holiday battling the 'flu! But then the weather got better and so did I.

The plan was to go home to help my sisters out who have been keeping an eye on my dad since last year when my mum died suddenly. I spent the whole 10 days with him, despite the fact her has a dog and I have allergies! Thank goodness for antihistamines!

I did get to see a few friends and although we seldon see each other any more it amazes me how close we all are. I visited some old family friends and that made me miss my mum even more. I enjoyed the company of my cousin, my aunt, my sisters, my brother, and my nephews and nieces. I did have a few days out visiting local scenery, and those were the best days. I went to a wedding on very short notice, and it was lovely, along with the weather.

After 19 days I returned to Toronto and realised that I still had until the end of August to rest and relax. My son moved back home after 4 years away at university. That'll be a big change having him around again. But he tells me he plans to go away to somewhere in Asia to teach English as a second language.

I also got the go ahead for surgery that I am looking forward to. August 26 can't come along soon enough for me. However it means I won't be returning to work at the beginning of September, but after Thanksgiving in October.

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Scrapbook pages

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