Attempts to read lately haven't been all that successful down to being distracted. There were a few starts and stops until I pulled Nigel Slater's Toast from the shelf. The episodic nature of the writing allows for busy-ness so I finished the book and will share my thoughts in a few days (I loved it!).
This is the third year my husband and I have visited the Christmas Market in Toronto's Distillery District. Despite the fact that El Nino has caused us to have an abnormally warm December, the atmosphere is very, very 'Christmas-y'.
Swedish-style stalls line the cobbles with vendors selling everything from ornaments to jewellery, and all sorts of edible treats. This photo was taken while we were inside a tiny bakery, crammed in a line-up along with others wanting to buy mince tarts and...well, anything featuring cinnamon. Being a location known for its brewing history, the Christmas Market is also where you're sure to find mulled wine. Perhaps I'm visiting the wrong establishments but it's not all that popular around here.
I have no idea who these people are, my intention was to get a shot of the lights, but don't they look happy to see each other?
The cover is irresistible on this edition. Looking at the contents page, one of the first stories that grabbed my attention is Tea by Saki....sold! A great suggestion for any cosy readers in your life.