Mini Staycation

Carlo and I did not get much time off together over the holidays, so last weekend we had a mini staycation.  We both took a few days off work and 4 days off together.  I had grand plans of getting things done and going places, but in the end we mostly stayed close to home.

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We did make it out to the new Ripley’s Aquarium at th base of the CN Tower.  The price tag is pretty steep at $30, but neither of us had been to an aquarium in a long time, so we took the plunge 🙂

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Going on a weekday was great as there weren’t too many people and we could wander through at our own pace.  The central sight is the “Dangerous Lagoon” with the underwater viewing tunnel and it was my favourite part.  It has sharks!  It even had a moving sidewalk so that you could look around and not worry about bumping into people and waiting your turn to get to the front.

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Carlo also made us Danish donuts, or aebleskiver.  We received a donut pan from Carlo’s mother ages ago but had’t managed to put it to good use.  My mother-in-law is Danish so these delicious little donuts were a staple in Carlo’s house growing up and are still a favourite.  As a true Canadian, I smother them with real Maple Syrup!

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There was also a lot of TV watching and napping, it was lovely.

Last Saturday, I also had the opportunity to attend a rehearsal of the play Night by Human Cargo .  Two years ago I was the Assistant Stage Manager on this production as it travelled to Calgary to appear in the Magnetic North Theatre Festival.  It’s about to embark on a new tour to Canada’s north and then the west coast.  It was fun to see everyone involved again and get a chance to see it as I was always backstage.  Safe travels everyone!


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