You may be wondering why I thought it relevant to put this fact in as my final session at the gym really is not that interesting; it wasn't my time at the gym, it was the walk there. As I was traipsing up the street (t's basically following just one long street from home to the gym), I realized it would be the last time I made the journey:
The walk I did in minus 41 degrees and thought I had lost my nose to frostbite.
The walk I did when humidity raised the temperatures to high in the thirties, and I arrived at the gym looking as though I had just come from finishing a class rather than about to start one.
The first time I made the journey everything seemed so strange. I tried to take as much in with my eyes in a bid to ingest something I would remember the next time to make this place feel familiar, more like home.
When I walked it on Thursday, once again I was trying to drink it in; but this time more of the images that will stay in my head, under the file, "Montreal Memories."
From green to white, full of life to (on those very miserable, bitter days) deadly quiet.
Sometimes making that journey 6, 7, times a week; that route sure has played a big role in my time here!
However the past fortnight hasn't all been about the move and saying goodbye.
True, the most part our brains are whirring every waking moment with what needs to be done in preparation for leaving Canada, but there has been extra curricular outings too!
Based in Montreal, each show has it's own them and storyline in which it showcases some awe inspiring acts.
The one playing in Montreal at the moment is called Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities. It was set around the story of a late 19th century inventor who invents a machine which defies space and time and leads him to be able to interact with creatures from another dimension.
The costumes were so imaginative, as was the whole show. Some of the stunts caused us to hold our breathe - incredible acts of balancing on balls and trapezes whilst metres above the floor, juggling, trapeze artists, contortionists...all set to a great live background music. The nail-biting parts were interspersed with a comedy act, and really provided a mix of everything.
I think there are various shows touring different countries, if one is near you I would recommend going to see it!
It was our fourth wedding anniversary two weeks ago (two weeks, already?! Where did they go??)
T bought me some M&Ms - but these weren't just any M&Ms, these were personalized versions of the sugar coated chocolates! I opened the box, a little confused; it took me a couple of minutes to realise the faces on them were our faces!
It doesn't quite seem like the wedding was yesterday, but neither does it feel as long ago as four years!
I love the ballet, but am no way an expert so the story was a little lost on me I have to admit, but the dancing and the way the choreography reflected the themes and phrases in the music - now that I could see/hear!