Hello and welcome to Weekend Coffee Share #49! I’m glad you’re here. Please come on in, help yourself to a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at my coffee station and let’s chat.
Weekend Coffee Share Holiday Schedule
- December 17: Weekend Coffee Share link-up #50
- December 24: No Weekend Coffee Share
- December 31: No Weekend Coffee Share
- January 7, 2022: Weekend Coffee Share link-up #51
Week 49/ 52 of 2021
It’s been a social week with family, friends and neighbours.
- I had a virtual gathering with my siblings
- I called a niece to wish her a happy birthday
- I chatted with and sent gifts to my nieces and nephews
- I wrote holiday letters to my overseas friends
- I volunteered to run a community food drive until December 31
- I walked with my neighbour and gave her a surprise gift for her 83rd birthday
Delightful Holiday Treats
I took my ‘traditional’ walks to see delightful holiday displays. I love the festive atmosphere leading to Christmas and New Year’s in Toronto. My festive treats include many calorie-free ‘eye candy’ items. Let me show you in photos.
Everything about the Freedom Arches photo, to me, is symbolic of Toronto during winter. On the left, are the letters TO (short for Toronto) and the red maple leaf (on Canada’s flag). Old City Hall clock tower is in the background.
A Zamboni (an ice resurfacing machine) is at the far end of the rink with its tail lights on. The ice surface shows the fresh part (smooth and shiny) and the used part (matte white). Skaters patiently wait around the rink until they get the call back.
Toronto’s official 17.67-metre (58-foot) Christmas tree was delivered on a flatbed truck from Baldwin, Ontario and is being lifted into place with cranes. It takes approximately four hours to install the tree. The tree requires three days to settle before it can be decorated. The Christmas tree does not need watering. It will remain on display throughout the holiday season and will then be recycled.
One fun walk is to visit Hudson’s Bay department store window displays. Santa Secret’s Workshop includes five animated departments and traditional nutcrackers.
Click on any image to see its bigger version and use the arrows to navigate through the gallery.
Then there are beautiful reindeer and gorgeous trees in Toronto’s Financial District. Each of the buildings in the district has its signature tree. I love the trees as well as the light reflections on the doors and windows around them.
I’ve been enjoying the magic of the season. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
How has your week been?
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