Monday, December 10, 2012

Deck the halls.....

.....or at least the streets. My husband and I decided to go to the Christmas market in the Distillery district yesterday.  Well, for want of a parking spot the trip was lost.  It was mobbed.  There wasn't parking anywhere even in the many parking lots provided.  In fact there were line ups to get into every lot.  I wondered how they had accommodated over 7,000 people the night before for a massive Carol Sing-a-Long.

It was a fund raiser for the food banks and they decided to try to get into the Guiness Book of Records for the largest Christmas choir ever. Unfortunately Korea still holds the title at over 15,000 people. They would never have accommodated 15,000 people, unless they bussed them in. Anyway after struggling through the throngs of unparked cars, waiting for parking spots, we drove over to Front St. and the St. Lawrence Market area.  It was festive, but the day was grey and that damp raw cold that often defines Toronto in winter was penetrating. I snapped a few pics.  We walked around looking for a charming French cafe amid the sports bars and high end restaurants. There were none. How come? I have three right across the street from my office on Mt. Pleasant.

Finally we gave up and came home for salmon sandwiches at Chez Tomany. I salvaged what was left of the day by tinkering with my pics in Photoshop and making comfort food - roast chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy. Here are the before and after pictures from Photoshop.

I had to shop out that annoying photographer :) So with a few flicks, actually quite a few flicks, of the stamper, she was gone.

Too bad we don't have a stamper tool for all of life's more irritating moments.

Have a great big shiny red-letter day!!

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