It's been a while since I've posted anything of real substance and for that I apologize. Amidst my job, friends and a minor health scare I've had little time or energy to post, but I realize that I've just got to get into the routine yet again. So hopefully you can expect a lot more posts out of me in the coming couple of months! :)
As for what I've been up to, I just wanted to share some of the great moments of Mississauga that I've been experiencing. I live in Mississauga (a suburb right outside of downtown Toronto) and I've just come to realize the immense natural beauty of this great city. From touring the Bread and Honey festival to the serene Kariya Park, Mississauga truly has something to offer everyone.
First off, let me begin with Streetsville; a little township in Mississauga that makes you yearn for the good ol' days. Everything here is made to look like it belongs in one of those old European movies. I was there for the Bread and Honey festival in early June and it was such a treat to see all families come out and enjoy this day with their kids.
I also ended up going to this great Indian restaurant in the heart of Streetsville. It was called Nawab Authentic Indian Cuisine and the food was so delicious! I'm very picky about my Indian food and this place certainly did not disappoint. The atmosphere was really amazing too, as well as the service. I would highly recommend it. We tried to take pictures of the amazing food, but when the dishes arrived we were so hungry we ate almost all of them and only then did it pop into our heads that we needed to take a picture! So here you are with an almost empty lamb biryani and a mehti chicken dish!
Next up in my adventure was the gorgeous and serene Kariya park. Located in the heart of Mississauga, this Japanese garden is a little piece of heaven for anyone who has been too busy to stop and breathe (much like I was when I went!) It was so stunning. The whole park was created to reflect Japanese architecture and traditional gardens. There were so many little ponds, and amazing koi fish as well as turtles and my absolute favourites; mallards! If you're ever in Mississauga I encourage you to check this place out.
And finally there is the good old Erin Dale Park. I've gone to this park since I was a little kid and every time I go, there is always something new to discover. It has a huge river running through it as well as various mashes / bogs / ponds and little hideaways for anyone to just sit, relax and maybe have a pic-nick. I love the water here and walking along the river edge, its so pretty!
So how about you? Have you been anywhere exciting in your hometown this summer that's worth mentioning?