jen and i are just back from two weeks holiday in canada. it felt weird to be going away this time of year as we always go in the summer (largely because i am involved in teaching students). friends who we shared a house with back when we lived in bath invited us to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with them along with a group of around 20 for 4 days. my team at cms kindly said it was fine to go and seeing as we were going that far we made a fortnight of it. it was so good to catch up with aad and jeanette in paris (ontario), and we explored a few other spots in ontario - mainly ottawa and manatoulin island. we visited niagara falls which is completely mesmerising. you can get surprisingly close to where the falls roll over the edge - that's where the photo above is from.
i have added a set of holiday photos to flickr. there are quite a few of them be warned - canada 2023. canada is a beautiful country. i hope i'll find space to blog a few thoughts in the next week or so. but first things first - photos!
i also seem to be making a habit of going to a gig the day i get back from n america (well that's two in a row) and you always fly overnight so i hope i stay awake for the young fathers tonight!
the photo title come to the edge is one i used recently in a team day - it's taken from a 1 giant leap track of that name. the opening words are
Come to the edge we said and they said ‘no it’s too high'
Come to the edge we said and they said ‘no we will fall’
Come to the edge we said and they very reluctantly came
And we pushed and they flew