The next day we awoke nice and early to hop on the train to Toronto. After reading about the Bata Shoe Musuem's exhibit of 1920's shoes on Tea with the Vintage Baroness I knew I had to find a way to see it. Britt and I had an amazing time (although I'm too cheap to pay for the subway so we had to walk for about an hour to get there). The exhibit was filled with lots of beautiful shoes. I wish I had of been able to get better pictures but my battery was low (as was the lighting).
|Britt and I at the train station
|These were one of my favourite pairs!
|These were the most stunning shoes I have ever seen in my life.
|Same shoes as above. Just as stunning from the back.
The next day I went for a stunning country drive with my parents. We headed up to Warkworth to look at a couple of properties for sale. On our way there we decided to take a different route and stumbled across The Roseneath Carousel. If you are ever in the area go! It has to be the coolest thing I've seen in ages. It is enclosed in a building and in stunning condition. It was built in 1906 and features a (very, very loud) 1934 Wurlitzer 125 Military Band organ. It was about $3 for a ride, and boy what a ride! The music pulses as the carousel spins around (a lot faster than you would expect!!). It is now closed for the season, which makes me sad because I want to go back!
I also recently finished knitting myself a new scarf (before I hurt my wrist). I've named him Renard (which is french for fox). I love the fact he has four little legs which makes him feel much more like a stole. I found the pattern for free here.