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Book Review

I hope you’ll take time to go read my review of HIVE MONKEY, written by Brit author Gareth L. Powell, which is the second in his trilogy featuring a cigar chewing sentient ape, Ack-Ack Macaque. Piqued your interest? Go have a read.

Day 31: Last Day

Blue skies, balmy light breezes that gently caress bare skin … you think we would be out, celebrating this, our last day of our holidays. But no, we’re at home lounging around, soaking up the rays via the balcony (all 19 feet of it) and just taking it easy. No sight seeing today, no getting up early and putting on walking boots for a gentle, or otherwise, hike along one or other river. No forests, gardens, botanic or otherwise.

Just soft sighs of an absolutely fabulous holiday spent here, at home, in our own wonderful little city. The best place on the planet, if you ask me. But hey, I’m biased, after all, I am taking up residency here, and who wouldn’t. After spending any time here, you immediately fall in love with this beautiful, green city and yes, the people too.

Oh, look, Canada has lost one of it’s satellites!

But we haven’t been totally idle, after the five days of rain, we did get out and about for one last walkabout in the Old Quarter. We had a delicious lunch out, we bought ourselves some trinkets, and, like good home-grown tourists, knew where to find the best coffee in town at: Les Cafés Du Soleil, which, btw, has no online presence whatsoever. And, if you didn’t know where it was would probably never find it, such as it is—a tiny little hole in the wall!

More of what we saw …

And tomorrow, it’s back to work for us. And you, Dear Reader, when and where are you going for your holidays?


Les Cafes du Soleil
143, Rue Saint-Paul
Quebec City, QC
Hours: Weekdays 6:30am-5:00pm; Weekends 8:00am-5:00pm

July Project Update

Well, I think the weather has done us in, because, since last Sunday, we’ve had 5 days of almost constant drizzle and or downright heavy downpours. Like yesterday, when it rained so heavily, I though I was back in SE Asia during the Monsoon season. Not quite the level of flash flooding, but certainly enough to make us think we might see Noah on his way past the windows!

The upshot is, it’s looking likely we won’t be able to visit the last couple of places on our list before the OH goes back to work. But hey, we had a good run at it with almost 3 solid weeks of glorious weather that were only interrupted, here and there, by a couple of days of rain. So we can’t complain.

I shall continue to cover and post about anywhere we do get to go too, regardless, so you can see just how many exciting places and events there are here, in Québec! Coming up at the beginning of August, we have the 4-day festival of Nouveau France where half the population dress up in period costume from the 17c! Always great fun. Followed by a 10-day celebration of Québec arts and crafts, housed outdoors, under tents, in the 400th Gardens, in the old port.

Posts and photos to come.