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music and roses

A few more from Thursday:

 Show offs.

 Before the party – we’ve never managed to sit a large group down in the garden before. Thanks to Jean-Marc and Richard’s portable table, we did. And the rose of Sharon bloomed just in time.

Oh I slaved over these cakes! Or someone at Daniel and Daniel did. One was mango mousse and the other – be still my beating heart – dark chocolate and peanut butter. Despite what is happening in the world, life is good.

Yesterday, to the Beach for Anne-Marie and Jim’s annual party – we have dinner in their Beach home and then out to Queen Street, just outside their front door, to enjoy the Jazz Festival. What a fabulous event – the street packed with people and musicians, bands of all kinds carefully spaced the length of the street so you can wander from one to the next, each playing a short set and then another starting up. We heard retro rock, hot jazz and big band music, blues, country rock, salsa, Jamaican steel band, a wonderful Australian two man band with an electric didgeridoo – everything. Well, not rap or whatever they’re listening to now, didn’t hear that, or maybe I just tuned it out, old fart that I am. There was tons of street food on sale, including fresh oysters. A riotous yet peaceful celebration of music many blocks long near the lake – I love Toronto!

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2 Responses to “music and roses”

  1. theresa says:

    Oh yum! Chocolate and peanut butter — sigh…

  2. beth says:

    And – this is the hard part – I hardly got to taste any at the party, and today I went to eat the leftover bit – and my son, yes, my own son, had eaten it. I sent him a text with many frowny emojis. Next time, I will hoard.

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