Oct 16, 2016 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Local

Toronto, Canada, taken on July 30, 2011

Tim Hortons is as representative of the Canadian culture and spirit as is hockey. Every neighbourhood has its own local Tim Hortons stores and growing up in Toronto, we were never too far from one of them – very convenient when you’re doing your morning coffee run or if you’re craving a midnight donut!

Feb 21, 2016 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

Toronto, Canada, taken on February 2, 2014

Out of the four seasons of the year, winter is certainly not the one that most Torontonians would look forward to, as snow-shovelling inevitably becomes the national sport. We do get some extreme weather conditions, but that is characteristic of a Canadian winter and strangely, I enjoy it to a certain extent. When I experience Scottish winters with temperatures of -5, complaining how cold and windy it is, I think of the -28 that my friends and family are facing in Toronto, and all of a sudden Glasgow doesn’t seem so bad 😉

May 24, 2014 – Lakefront

Beautiful day out, even a bit on the hot side. Toronto skipped spring and went straight from winter to summer, it seems. I’ve been to the beach at the Scarborough Bluffs plenty of times but this was the first time I’m seeing the lakefront from the top of the cliffs themselves, at Cathedral Bluffs Park. Toronto is not close to the sea, but we get our fair share of Lake Ontario, quite reminiscent of the Atlantic 😛