So last week I went with my step-auntie and step-cousin to visit “Auntie Laurie” at her holiday cottage by a lake. (My family consists of so many step-relatives, and there’s also some foster family thrown in there somewhere, I usually just nod in a “yes we’re related” manner.)
In Canada, they make a massive deal out of what we call May Day in the UK. Here, it’s called Victoria Day and there’s usually fireworks and it’s bloody lovely. So after a day if eating, getting eaten by flies, and riding in boats, we had a bonfire and set off fireworks over the lake.
I was also tricked into going swimming while the sun was actually out. Really takes the breath out of you.
Niagara Falls, yo!
Beautiful day, ate heaps of lovely food, and even went under the falls. (Those photos are on my camera, only updating with my phone right now because effort.)
Planning on going back a couple if times, so I didn’t do much this time round. Saving the cool stuff for when I’ve got friends there with me.
Bluffers Beach, Toronto
Sorry I’ve been so bad at updating! Weird combination of having not enough and then too much going on. Who’d’ve thought I’d end up neglecting Timblr for Instagram?
Anywho, I spent some time in Toronto. Did some trapeze, the usual. Also helped out in the garden and made profiteroles! Now I’m up in Sudbury visiting family and I don’t know why I wasn’t informed on my cousin’s adorable dog who is now my friend.
More pretty pictures soon but right now I’m feeling lazy!
I met Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya, the masterminds behind the Johnny Wander webcomic, at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival! Notice they were nice enough to get a photo with me!
TCAF was awesome. I’ve never been to something like this before, and it was a total fluke that I was in Toronto at the right time, so it was a little overwhelming and I spent a lot of time awkwardly mumbling compliments.
But overall, everyone was super friendly and I had a bunch of cool illustration-y discussions, made a list of about a billion amazing webcomics to read, and I even did a tiny bit of networking!
Damn cool event, totally inspired me to be more productive, haha!
The Royal Ontario Museum! I’m planning on coming back to Toronto for longer, later on, so I only let myself snoop around the floor about natural history. I got so excited, I’m such a nerd. Also did some sketches, so maybe I should update my art blog!
The AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario; they like abbreviations here). Lovely building full of lovely artwork and staff. Also I got to hold some original Rembrandt etchings and my life is pretty much complete now.