|Evergreen Brick Works|
For the first couple hours I answered emails, took care of social media and then spent some time "putting pen to paper." Writing - when it's only purpose is to let my thoughts flow - is particularly enjoyable. Around nine I had reached my limit and it was time to treat myself to a guilty pleasure. It didn't take long for me to get ready and out the door. First stop of the day was Starbucks for a latte and small bite, then it was on to my destination.
Only two block from the condo was The Bay on Bloor Street. Several times a year The Bay offers a great sale on their costume jewellery. I support local artisans as much as possible and own many cherished pieces. But I find what I wear on a daily basis seems to get lost or broken - earrings in particular. It's like socks and laundry - I end up with one of this and one of that. Where does the other earring go? So once a year, I head over to The Bay during their sale and snag a nice collection of interesting but inexpensive pieces to fill the void.
Then it was time to head out with one of my friends for a short jaunt (the other unfortunately had a full day of work). We started with a leisurely stroll to a local restaurant - The Bishop and Belcher - where we enjoyed mimosas and a full English Breakfast - bacon, sausage, potatoes, eggs, beans, grilled tomato and toast. I couldn't finish it all, but it was delicious and the waitress treated us like royalty. After we were filled to the brim, we flagged down a cab to take us to our one planned outing - Evergreen Brick Works.
"A community environmental centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably. Open year-round, Evergreen Brick Works is a community environmental centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably. Transformed from a collection of deteriorating heritage buildings into a global showcase for green design and urban sustainability, Evergreen Brick Works is both a stage and incubator for Evergreen’s programs...In 2010, Evergreen Brick Works was named one of the top 10 geotourism destinations in the world by National Geographic."
Our plane landed an hour before we needed it, but delays started to get posted. WHY? Well, that plane blew out a tire on landing - word has it was a pretty rough ride - so they had to find us another. This meant a move to another terminal with pilots and counter staff leading the way. It didn't stop there. The flight crew was on a delayed flight arriving at the old terminal. They landed and ran over only to find the delays had put one attendant over her legal allowable hours. A replacement had to be found. Finally, an hour late - and four hours after I arrived at the terminal - our plane took off.