After a fairly busy Sunday, making brunch for Paul's family, hanging out with them and cleaning etc, I declared it time for the beach! It is something that I often think about and usually decide it is too much trouble with the bikes and all. This time though I plowed through that thought and made Paul come too- what a treat! As we lay out a blanket and I got out our thermos of tea and some peaches ( fresh Ontario peaches! ) and biscuits it occurred to me that happiness is partly about making the effort. I always always enjoy the things that I originally have thought "Ohh- can i really be bothered?". Without fail I am always glad that I have bothered. We discovered that sunnyside pool now has a beach front cafe on top of the all day swimming that I have never been to in all my years here. ( MUST GO! ) It was like a European scene with the umbrellas and people in beach clothing. Of course, no loafing is complete without an amazing book to read and I SO SO enjoyed The Right Attitude to Rain By Alexander McCall Smith. I won't tell you what happens because it was a fantastic surprise and I am so exited about volume four in this series whenever it may appear. Good old library!
I also managed to get some scrapbook glueing time. All in all a perfect weekend with a good balance of chores and tidying up against nice fun relaxing things.
Oh and one last thing, look at this fabulous handmade bike lane some wonderful people are now adding to our streets! The city keeps promising them to us with no results and whoever is taking matters into their own hands deserves a hug and a piece of cake- a big piece!