After a series of delayed flights, we finally made it back home from Portugal on Friday morning. I was so exhausted and irritable from being stuck in airports and planes for 24 hours that I didn’t pine over the end of our trip too much. Even when travel is not painfully delayed, my favourite thing about going away is always coming back home. You appreciate things so much more after some time away.

Friday was a write-off with bleary eyed laundry, grocery shopping, meal prep and picking up Charlie from his sitter. He was so happy to see us!

We arrived home just in time for a crazy heat wave. We are talking a feels like temperature of almost 40 degrees Celsius. Our current apartment has terrible AC circulation and it has not been very pleasant. I had been missing my hot yoga practice a lot in Portugal. I do a solo practice, but I love the energy of a class practice so I decided to hit up an earlier class before I was too dehydrated to go!

Post sweaty flow I came home and made this recipe from Wholefully over basmati rice. After dinner we decided to walk over to Light up the Knight being held at Dundurn Castle. There were a few stalls and a light and sound show planned for 9:30 and 10:15 p.m. If you know me, you know that I am a cantankerous 90 year old man at heart and 9:30 p.m. is far too late for anything to be starting. We decided to hit it up early anyways to peruse dessert options.

We got some ice cream from Foundry’s (their london fog- so lovely!) and some smores with from scratch graham crackers AND marshmallows!

I was a bit disappointed at the food truck selection. Their were only two for a fairly large event so I was glad we had eaten at home before we left. After watching a very cute 1920s inspired dance routine (interrupted by many twirling toddlers lol), we wandered through the garden and then sat down in the grass for a while. The weather had finally cooled down and there was a lovely breeze. It was a great welcome back home to Hamilton.

Sunday morning I was up bright and early to walk Charlie before the heat became too oppressive. I hit up yoga for another 9:30 flow class. This time the heat really got to me and I left feeling not so great. I find in the summer, hot yoga for me is best practiced early in the morning.

Sunday night we headed over to Toronto to take my parents to Fat Pasha! It was a combined Mom’s birthday & Father’s Day celebration. We ordered everything…and then I forgot to take any pictures because I was so excited. Their food is amazing, take my word for it. Their lamb hummus and tahini with everything bagel spice are my absolute favourites. They don’t have the lamb hummus on the menu right now, but their lamb kofta made up for it in deliciousness. All in all it was a pretty awesome weekend and I am glad to be back home!