Monday, December 21, 2009

More photo's from Downtown Toronto...

One of the things dd wanted to show me, was the Christmas windows at The Bay.  She warned me, they weren't that great and she wasn't wrong.  I wasn't impressed.  These were the best photos I took.  They seemed very old fashioned to me?  Still it was nice to see them






Below is a photo of dd Christmas tree.  It's only 3feet, but she has made a good job of decorating it.  The bow she made for the top, she watched a how to video on You Tube to do that.  Look at all the presents under the tree....you can sort of see some white gift basket to the left of the tree, that's my Christmas present!!!   I wasn't allowed to look at it though!!!!

I made Cheat's Version of Cabbage Rolls for supper on Sunday night, it's such a simple recipe and is delicious.  I can recommend it.  We then had pear and raspberry crisp for pudding, using the pears I had canned and raspberries I had frozen from the summer.  Here is a similar recipe for Apple and Plum Crisp, just substitute the fruits.

On Sunday it was sunny and warm, not above freezing but warmer than it has been.  I managed to clean off the front deck and most of the back deck.  I picked the last of the brussel sprouts.  Hoping to have them for Christmas Day lunch, which we are hosting.  Depending on the weather there will be a minimum of four of us, up to a maximum of eight of us.

Finally, a message for Keith and Joyce, sorry to hear about your mother's passing Joyce.  I will be thinking of you on Christmas Eve.  I am also looking forward to seeing you in 2010.

This one is a real tear jerker, so have a Kleenex handy.......

The Christmas Shoes:

11 comments:

Angry In Oman said...

Hey Gill, thanks for the pics, Toronto is so much fun at Christmas. I love that Swarovski crystal tree!

bad penny said...

lovely displays & the tree looks fab

Karine said...

That dessert sounds absolutely delicious!!! As for the Christmas display, it's beautiful! You'll have to let us know what's in that basket, I'm curious now :o)

Lib said...

Lovely display!And Tree! Your DD did a great job!
Blessins',lib

GrammyGoo said...

How very Beautiful Gill!
May God's peace, love and joy be with you this Christmas and every day!
Hugs, GG

Patty said...

Have you seen the movie made for TV, called the Christmas Shoes? Beautiful story. I just watched again, this past week. Nice photos you've posted. Well, I'm off, have a lot of things to get done. Merry Christmas in case I don't get back. Our son is coming in from Fl, where he has lived for about 31 years, the day after Christmas, bringing his new girlfriend. He was married for almost 30 years but recently they divorced.

scrappy quilter said...

What a pretty tree your dd has decorated. I love that song too. Hugs

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Lovely pictures of Toronto. A friend of mine lives near there, so it made me feel a bit closer to her also just seeing the Xmas decorations from there. Thanks for sharing the dessert recipe. I have made a special ring book and am filling it with all the recipes that I have found on blogs, and it is filling up nicely with some wonderful things!! This is a nice new addition. Merry Christmas this week. Debby

Evelyn said...

pretty pics! just talking about brussel spouts last night, apparently i am one of the few who like them

Clippy Mat said...

I remember the windows in Fenwick's in Newcatle always had a great Christmas display.
;-)

fairfieldhouse said...

Gill,

Thank you for visiting my blog today and your very kind comments.

I enjoyed looking through your blog this evening. Your photographs are wonderful - the Christmas displays, Swarovski crystal tree, and all the sights and sounds (I actual could hear the hustle and bustle on the busy streets of Toronto)

I think I know what your daughter got you! It's a bird cage for Molly -- since she enjoys watching them so.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas.
Deborah