We walked to where the performance was supposed to be taking place but couldn't see anything. After glancing around, she then pointed across the street and exclaimed, "There it is!" I peered to where she pointed but I couldn't see any dancers...
That evening, T enquired if I had had an interesting time downtown, and if we had visited museums or art galleries. I replied; "No, we spent the afternoon sat on swings." Safe to say it was not the answer he was expecting!
The weekend following my playground adventure was hot and sunny. T had been working nights most of the previous week, and I was still struggling a bit; so all in all it was a weekend for pottering.
Saturday was exciting; we bought a bike rack for the car and went to the supermarket.
On Sunday we did at least try something new. M had seen a shop that stocked English goodies on the way into downtown, so we meandered to it in the sunshine, and came away with...English mustard!
I hadn't been able to find Coleman's Mustard or anything remotely similar out here and had been reduced to mixing dijon mustard with wasabi paste to get something close to English mustard; with the spicy mustard taste and the kick that hurts your nose but leaves you craving more... It was a pretty good substitute, but not quite the same.
Opened in 1928 by a Jewish immigrant from Romania called Reuben Schwartz, the deli has grown into something of an institution. Part owned by singer Celine Dion and her husband since last year; some locals consider it to be the best smoked meat in the city, whilst others consider their local delis' smoked meat to be just as good and with the added bonus of coming without the touristy downside of long queues. But we needed to taste Schwartz's for ourselves.
I'm not a huge fan of meat, and I was still feeling sick when I sampled it, so all in all I wasn't a good taste-tester that day. To me it was OK. It was only very lightly spiced and smoked which was nice as it wasn't overpowering as smoked things can sometimes be. The guys seemed to appreciate it much more than me, and I get the feeling we will be returning to the deli in the very near future...