A smooth take off on time, and we are given seats with a spare one to the side, so can spread out. Air Canada food is edible, if a little reminiscent of school dinners, more than I can say for our last British Airways flights. Chicken breast, mashed potato and ratatouille with a small bottle of wine were enough to send me into sleep mode.
However I managed to stay awake to watch ‘I am Malala’ which I had not managed to catch at the cinema. What an incredible young woman, with wisdom and courage far beyond her years. It was especially poignant, as one of our daughters in law teaches at Atlantic College outside Cardiff, where the two friends shot when sitting beside her on the bus are now receiving a wonderful education. I am still reeling from the appalling death of Jo Cox in Yorkshire yesterday, another woman not afraid to stand out and fight for the poor and the rights of others. We need more of them, but we don’t need more martyrs. Please spare them that.
Looking across the aisle, Roger seems to have found an electronic version of ‘Hangman’, if our granddaughters were on the plane, they would have loved that! He then found an equivalent of Trivial Pursuit, and by the time we disembarked, ‘Granddadio’ had the second highest score on the plane, well done!
Swapping over the SIM cards, we find that we have forgotten to get Roger’s international one cut down to fit his new phone, so that will be one of our first forays into Toronto.
In the final hours of preparation yesterday, we found a second kitten as a companion for our little blue boy, we will collect both when we get home. That is assuming that the second one passes his DNA test, which is being organised now. This second one is already registered, a chocolate point boy with the wonderful name of Moonfrost Braveheart. However his owner, who had to use supplementary bottle feeding, and thus got very fond of him, uses the name Matthew. A strange name for a cat, but actually, when you look at him, I think it fits! (However we are still unable to agree a name for the first. I do think, as he is very full of himself, that Boris would be a great choice, but so far Roger is having none of it!
I have moved the rest of this post to the Toronto page, just in case you had seen it and thought your mind was playing tricks!