Holiday Shenanigans


Happy New Year! Hopefully you’re all rested, recharged and ready to take 2016 by storm. Truth be told, I’m still dealing with a bit of a holiday hangover myself (in a figurative sense, of course). Rather than add to the abundance of articles describing the best/worst moments of 2015 or discuss my New Year’s resolutions, I thought I would share some of my favourite holiday experiences from the past two weeks.

On Boxing Day, I was fortunate enough to be able to see The Phantom of the Opera at the Princess of Wales Theatre in downtown Toronto. I loved every second of it. Travelling to T.O. during the holidays is a favourite tradition of mine, and I thoroughly enjoyed being able to experience more of its culture.

Something that most people don’t know about me is that I actually quite enjoy watching sports. I always keep an eye on the annual world junior hockey tournament, and this year was no exception. However, like many other Canadians, I was a bit disappointed by our performance.

One of my new favourite cafes in downtown London is The Root Cellar. I tried it for the first time this holiday and will definitely be returning soon. The Root Cellar offers many organic and vegan options, perfect for those who are trying to stay healthy. It’s a great place to spend a cold winter afternoon and is very accessible from Western.

What would the holiday be without binge-watching TV shows? I’ve recently been addicted to The Blacklist starring James Spader, who is fantastic in the role of notorious criminal mastermind Raymond Reddington. If you’re looking for heart-pounding action, drama and intricate plotlines, The Blacklist is your best bet.

I would also like to briefly mention another of my favourite TV shows, Downtown Abbey. The series finale aired on Christmas Day, and I have nothing but praise for the way it all ended. The last six seasons have been an emotional rollercoaster, which is why I will dearly miss all the characters and storylines that have made the show so entertaining to watch.


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