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Lovely 5 days in Toronto visiting with old friends and meeting new ones too. This is a very cool and laid back city with lots going on – including at the moment TIFF (the international film festival – saw a couple of movies).

Museums of choice were the fabulous BATA shoe museum which provides a history of shoes – and as you can see bling and shoes have been around for a long long time. And then a whole floor of Manolos – works of art and impossible to actually wear.

At the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) – a place that has everything in it and it build like museums used to be (although has a very modern exterior) I especially enjoyed the Iris Van Hepern clothes design exhibit.

Back on the open decked bus I enjoyed blue sky and sunshine as we swanned around Toronto taking in the striking CN Tower plus a stop at the newly developed Distillery District – which is quite funky and I had never heard of before.

And best of all time to catch up with my friends – gin cocktails with Paul and Murray and flaming saganaki in Greektown with my friends Jim and Arlene (who kindly hosted my stay) and Gary and Ronalda who I haven’t seen for 20+ years. We all talked and reminisced a lot:)