Stratford Year 5
Wednesday July 1st Wake exhausted. Pack. Drive to Stratford with stops at Tim Hortons, Fuel, Swiss Chalet, Fuel. Listen to "Starfish and the Spider" as we drive. Arrive at Buckingham House. This is a great B&B with a great host. Nap. Take-out dinner from Raja, then see "Bartholomew Fair" at the Tom Patterson Theatre. Walk home and have cookie and water. Sleep.
Thursday July 2nd Wake. Shower. 8:30 breakfast. 9:15 tour backstage. Drive to Waterloo and have a long lunch with Steffen Roller. Choose gifts for Mike & Caroline at Household China. Drop off gifts at Caroline's house. Back to Stratford and nap. Dinner at Annex (which is excellent). 8pm "Cyrano de Bergerac" at the Festival Theatre (which is excellent). Home and to bed.
Friday July 3rd Wake. Shave. 8:30 breakfast (alone) then read while Amanda has a bath. Play. Walk to town. It's cold and drizzly. Buy comics. Go dress shopping. Lunch at Cafe 10 with a bottle of Stella. Pay Amanda's parking ticket. 2pm "The Importance Of Being Earnest" at the Avon Theatre. (what is excellent). Amanda is having a really great time. Then over to Let Them Eat Cake which is delicious but too much cake. Get a bottle of wine but Amanda doesn't feel well, so she naps for a couple of hours while I read Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (which is awful). She wakes up and we pickup some chips and salsa. I get drunk and we play Scrabble all night.
Saturday July 4th Wake. Nice breakfast with four others. Go walking and shopping. Go to Art In The Park and buy Tumbly Tumblers. Lunch at The Country Food Company. They have great sandwiches. Ice cream from the chocolate place and on to "Julius Ceasar" at the Avon Theatre (which is excellent). Back home for nap. Dinner at Pearl Sushi (which is really really good). Then drinks at Down the Street. Walk home late and drunk. Sleep
Sunday July 5th Wake. Breakfast. Slow start. Checkout by 11am. Walk around the lake. Lovely day. Drive to Schmidt's wedding. Have a blast. Amanda has to leave early to fly to Arizona. I stay late. Drive to Barrow's and sleep.