Well, I didn't die on the flight over, and it was actually more pleasant than I expected it to be – there was more legroom that I am normally used to, and the food was actually approaching edible.
You will, I'm afraid, have to put up with my lack of spell checking, and even editing – as I am writing this on one of those '$3 for an hour of Internet' shops. At least it lets me check my email.
The weather is much like Londons at the moment, perhaps a bit more of a bite to the wind, although I do note that Torontonions (is that right?) seem to wrap up warmed than those in the UK, is this intelligence on their part, as they are less bothered by fashion, and more bothered with keeping warm.
Talking about fashion, I can't tell who the homeless beggars are, everyone seems to have a cup of coffe, and in London walking around holding a cup is reserved for people who are begging for money.
The people here are really friendly, I'm yet to work out if I am supposed to answer shop staff when they ask me how I am. The hotel in which I am staying has a very 1970's feel, which I find comforting somehow. I also find it amusing that I can watch TV episodes before they start in the UK…
Talking of which – I recommend that when 'The Incredibles' opens in your part of the world, you should go and see it – it's a great film, from the design of the characters and sets, to the musical cues. And the name of one of my City of Heroes characters is used. (Geeky I know, but it really is a good film).
I walked past Joey's house this morning, so I know I can find it tomorrow night. Toronto itself, is a little like East London (big ethnic mix, downtown is full of little shops that do all sorts of things), and the Isle of Dogs, with their tower blocks and very wide streets. These wide streets may mean I get to see the inside of an ambulance in a not-so-good way, because the cars all drive on the 'wrong' side of the road. The McDonalds here though are awful, they seem to be full of drunks, madmen and the homeless, and the meals don't taste as good as the McD's in London.
I am, as they say, enjoying myself…