Sunday, 10 September 2017

Movies, Veg Food Fest, and Love's Lament

Greetings! September seems to go by so quickly for me, already ten days into the month. I'd like to think "time flies when you're having fun". This week I’ve enjoyed two movies, and two live concerts at the Veg Food Festival, and at the Toronto Music Garden.


After what seems to be a long hiatus from movie watching, I watched Guardians of the Galaxy II movie with my neighbours. The movie would not be my first pick if I was to go to a theatre but to watch it with three smart youths, I was in for the fun company (read I want to stay cool LOL). They gave the movie 3.5 to 4-star rating. It’s good to know our galaxy is saved, and even better that the youths did not mind having me around :-)

The next day my dental appointment was rescheduled at the last minute so I decided to go to a theatre and watch the Spiderman: Homecoming movie. I enjoyed it very much, especially when there was no one sitting in front of me! It was also interesting for me to see the changes that have taken place since I was here last. The theatre name has changed slightly, and there are new condos and businesses in the immediate area.

Veg Food Festival:

This is the biggest vegan/ vegetarian food festival in North America with over 130 vendors, local restaurants and bakeries, plus free presentations, live music, yoga classes, cooking demos, and plenty of veg-friendly products for sale. The festival is in its 33rd year and there sure were a lot of attendees. I thought the following sign was cute:

After browsing the vendor booths, I was going to get an ice cream but the long line-ups changed my mind. I found a place to sit down and enjoyed Colleen Allen’s one hour music performance very much.

Colleen Allen's concert
Love's Lament: 

My fortune to listen to live music continued at the Love's Lament concert at the Toronto Music Garden. Montreal's Les Idees heureuses played intricate love songs from late medieval France and Italy on a sunny afternoon.

The flowers are still in bloom in the garden like the sunflowers above but it was the sight of the tall ships that caught my attention upon leaving the concert. The Empire Sandy is the taller one at the back. Another beautiful day!

What fun activities did you enjoy this week? Please feel free to share.


  1. Oh I would love to go the that Veg Festival! It sounds fabulous, as we eat about 90% vegetarian/vegan, 10% 'whatever.'

    Hubby and I volunteered at the Dana Point Tall Ships Festival this weekend, so your photo is quite the coincidence!

    1. That's great, Tamara, that you eat about 90% veg. We're not quite there yet. I think you'll enjoy the Veg Food Fest very much. It's on for 3 days with a lot of free events, including the concerts. The Dana Point Tall Ships festival must be quite impressive and fun to see.