You Never Can Tell

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October 4th 2015
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Breakfast was delicious – and three courses! Fruit, yogurt, and home-make granola, followed by small quiches, then apple crepes. We chatted with the two other couples – both Canadian.

Then we borrowed bikes (which were okay but not well-tuned) from the b&b then did our ride up Niagara Parkway. It started a bit cool, but the sun came out, and it was lovely and warm. Paul's tire was a little flat, and my knees were hurt – or rather my right knee was hurting – so we did not go all the way up to the printery. Still, it was a nice 12-13 mile round trip.

I showered upon our return, then we went out to lunch at the King Street Grill. I had very good fish and chips; Paul had a "Canadian" burger. We also shared a bottle of a Spanish wine.

We finally visited the apothecary – I bought a tube of lavender skin cream for my legs. We enjoyed the images of pharmacy symbols from around the world … some looked like they were adverts for hookah or martinis, but it was interesting to see how it evolved and changes from culture to culture. Also learned that the Rx symbol is thought to derive from the Egyptian symbol for Horus.

Then we visited the gallery – a haunted home – for the artist Romance. We weren't into the art – kind of like Norman Rockwell – but the house was interesting. We particularly loved the tile around the fireplaces.

Then back to the b&b to read, watch football.

At 8pm, we went to see “You Never Can Tell” – one of Shaw's Plays Pleasant – a frothy romance between a Modern Woman and a young dentist, who is a fairly shallow character. The mother of the Modern Woman wrote the book on Modern Women (literally) but is not terribly interesting. She is separated from her boorish husband, who the family meet. The main character is really the waiter, who is always patient and ready with tea, brandy, and words of wisdom. The set was awesome, as always – whimsical and beautiful. We waited to see the ghost but never did.

Then a small snack at the Irish pub (the Irish Harp), and a pint of 'black and tan” (Guinness and an Irish ale). Then back to the b&b and to bed.

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