Saturday, 30 November 2013

Heading South

 I bought this hat for David in the Toronto airport. 
He wasn't sure about it at first, but it is growing on him. I love it!!

Looking forward to reading by the pool tomorrow…...

Friday, 29 November 2013

Estiatoria Volo's

Friday night, Last night in Toronto. Another restaurant walking distance from the Sheraton.
And I got my Mojito

 Lamb in phylo pastry
 I had the scallops

Up to catch an early morning flight tomorrow. :)

Little Anthony's

Or LA for short.
A recommendation from Andrew at the concierge. I said "where is  a good Italian restaurant close by - my feet are KILLING me" (mall walking)
It was across the street.
It was fantabulous!!
Except I had my heart set on a Mojito and they couldn't make one. No mint. Not in season. Since when does anything have to be in season in Canada?

But the gin and tonic was really good and my disappointment faded quickly. And I am going to keep my eye out for some of these cocktail glasses. BTW - these shots are at a 2,000 ISO - for you photography people. Which is why I love my Mark III almost as much as my children.

 Truffle Honey & Buffalo Milk Ricotta Crostini
We were off to a fantastic start!

 Bresota and Beet Salad - with a wonderful smoked meat. 
"Why did I take so long to discover beets" says David.

 And for secondi…
Pan Seared Salmon
Eggplant gratin, Balsamic cippolinis, tomato and Olive ragu

Ate it all! 

 Bill's recommendation. :) 

 Classic Tiramisu for my chocolate lover. 

Italian Vanilla Gelato for me. 

Our thanks to our wonderful waiter - Bill H.
shhh (who is Greek and not Italian)

Now, all my faithful blog followers, stay tuned. 
I am on holidays for the next week (YEEHAW!!!!) and that means I will blog daily (mostly). 
And take a LOT of photos. :) 
probably of food!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Big TO

We are in Toronto - David is slaving away at some accounting conference where the keynote speaker closed his remarks with not one, but two songs yesterday. Yes! What is the accounting profession coming to!
We have a fabulous view of this very busy city from the 35th floor of the Sheraton where we pay $17/night for internet! And the the room does not have a fridge. But well, the rest is fine.

Walked to the mall. Torontonians walk with purpose here. If you don't keep up you might get trampled.  Just warning ya. It ain't Victoria. I spent 4 hours in the mob yesterday and didn't find a thing I liked - a pair of shoes for David. So this morning I bought a pair of boots and a new purse (Black Friday specials), on line, from the comforts of my hotel room. Naturalizer is so convenient.

So that is my shopping experience in Toronto. I wanted to go to Talbots, my favourite store, but that is a cab ride away. :(   So that will have to wait fr my next trip to Victoria.

Some photos of the trip so far.

Yes, I do think that Toronto consumes at lease 60% of all Canadian electricity. Good thing Niagara Falls is close by! They also work way too late. I know!
I have a 200mm zoom lens. Just saying….
see the cn tower there?

 Good Morning Toronto!!

 Sunrise over Lake Ontario - it is there. Really it is! 

 Looks way more impressive then it really is. 
Came home with a minimally used credit card and sore feet. 
Which is probably a good thing. 
Made up for it this morning. :) 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

More Talent

Norah has the sweetest purest voice. I can't wait to hear more of it. :)

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Dutch Growers Saskatoon Maze

Yup! we did go to the maze at Dutch Growers. Girls had a blast. The adult …. well we followed them around. The best part of course was checking out the fashions!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Photo Books

Another photo book arrived and it is beautiful!
Waiting on three more to arrive!
Beautiful Christmas gifts!
Also working on five photo shoots from last weekend with five more this Saturday. Sunday is the Grey Cup (when will I prepare food????)
Then I am taking 10 days off for a short holiday with my sweetheart.

I need a month!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Sweet Music to My Ears!

There are some Cortens genes in there somewhere!
We have an entertainer on our hands.
Piano lessons to start soon
Voice to follow shortly.
Love it!!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Christmas Special

I will be running my Christmas Special again this year. I am Looking forward to capturing your little ones in a 30 minute Christmas photo shoot. And I would be happy to photograph some not so little people too because Christmas is a wonderful time of year to capture the love and excitement. :)  
I have to limit each shoot to a max of five people in the set since we only have 30 minutes. 

I am really excited about my new studio set up!  White reflective flooring - perfect for those Christmas lights! 

Your edited high resolution photos will go in your private gallery on my web site to share with friends and family. 
You will receive one matted 5X7. (Digital files and additional prints can be purchased for a very reasonable price).
Your private 30 minute photo session, on line gallery and 5X7 print for just $85

Click on "contact me" above to book your time. 

Saturday November 16th and Saturday November 23
 Starting at 9am. Last shoot of the day is 2:30 pm 

Lots of fun!!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Fisherman's Wharf, Victoria

Some photos of our September visit to Victoria to see Oldemor. 
Still looking after the grands this week so little time to blog.
Little time to shower too. 

Checking out the seals down at the wharf. The house we rented was only a block away which was quite convenient.