Throwback Thursday: Portugal

Happy new year! It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted on here, but I am happy to announce a new photo project I am working on, which will be shared as Throwbacks. I have been digging up old travel photos, editing them, and will be postings segments periodically.

This week, here’s a peak into my Portugal trip almost a decade ago. I spent two weeks in the vibrant, colourful country in 2008, and traveled it all – from the Faro District (the Algarve), Lisbon, Porto, Fatima, and all the way north to Braga.

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Winter wonderland at Greenwood Conservation

Today was the first major snowfall of the season – a true winter wonderland at Greenwood Conservation Park in Ajax. The area has always been my favourite for photos, so I took a quick ride over to take some snow-infused photos.

We also hiked the trails and checked out some areas for biking. I think I may have also found some nearby hills for sledding!

Tonight, we are expecting 10-15 centimetres of snow. I am excited to see what the morning looks like dressed in white.

P.S. – It was really hard to take a mid-air photo with the timer. Here are some failed attempts!

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Toronto Christmas Market 2016

It’s that time of year again; it’s time for the Toronto Christmas Market 2016 in the city’s Distillery District! The TCM is ranked one of the Top 10 Holiday Markets in the World — for good reason, I would say. The food is always delicious, the environment is pristine, and the 50-foot Norway spruce donated by by Forests Ontario & Ontario Wood is quite the grand sight!

This year, I once again went with my cousin Judy. We also added two new additions to our yearly tradition: her boyfriend Robbie, and of course, Scott.

It was decided we go early in the morning (again), to avoid the busy lunchtime and evening crowds. We stayed for about two hours, enjoyed some hot cocoa and giant pretzels (mmm my favourite!).

Other notable actives include Santa’s house, meet-and-greet with the elves, carollers, and the Heart of Christmas photo opt!

You can check out my previous TCM entries here: 20152014,2013.

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Throwback Thursday: Santa visit 1988

#ThrowbackThursday is fast approaching, and as we welcome December, I wanted to share this photo from my first Santa visit.

This photo was snapped November 28, 1988 at the Scarborough Town Centre (STC). I am on the left, my older cousin Elsie is on the right.

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The Grinch & Max

Every year, I always pick up a couple of decorations for our tree. Here are the two newest additions to our Christmas tree this season: The Grinch and Max from Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

Thank you RetroFestive in Oakville for another great holiday shopping experience.

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