Friday, 18 July 2014

Day of Theatre in Stratford

I have been living to the fullest lately, and totally living in the moment and breathing it all in - but I do miss blogging, so I'll try and post at least once a week, just to stay connected to all of you :) 

Last Sunday a few of us took a road trip to Stratford, where one of Canada's largest theatre festivals is up and running. Before we caught a few shows, we walked along the water, and it reminded me so much of home! Yep, I'm officially home sick.

We saw "Mother Courage" and the production was incredible. I'm not a huge fan of Brecht's work, but the actual production of the show was so well done, and all of the actors were equally strong. The second act was especially moving - I highly recommend the show if you get a chance to see it. 

After the show we grabbed a bite to eat. I insisted on Thai food, because the town I'm staying in only has pub food, and this gal needed some veggie friendly options! Plus, Thai is my favourite. We went to "Stratford Thai" based on local recommendations. 

I was starving and clearly deprived of quality food, so I ordered the veggie skewers as a starter. Tofu, plus veggies (and pineapple, the best) with a side of peanut sauce for dipping. 

And because my eyes are always bigger than my stomach, I ordered Pad Thai as my main. It was good, but I've definitely had better. I shouldn't complain though, because even okay Thai food is still Thai food, and better than fries any day.

Just when I thought I was stuffed and couldn't have another bite, we stumbled upon a local ice cream shop "Scoops." There was lemon sorbet, so I thanked the fashion gods that I chose to wear a stretchy maxi skirt, and I convinced my body to expand for the sweet taste of sorbet. In a waffle cone, of course. Worth. It. 

After ice cream, we had tickets to see a reading/sing through of "Next to Normal." For long time blog readers (hi mom!), I worked on this show last year, and it was my first professional Stage Management gig, right before I started my apprenticeship. It's crazy that almost a year later, my life has drastically changed and yet I was still listening to a sing through of a show that considerably affected my career.

Of course it was incredible, and of course I bawled my eyes out. 

It was a great day with awesome people, and this weekend I'm headed to Toronto for some more fun with best friends. 

As a side note, my blog is typically centered around healthy eating and working out, but neither are a focus in my life right now. While I don't have much time to blog, the time that I do take may have different subject matter. It's not that healthy eating and exercising aren't important in my life, it's just that I have other priorities, and my blog may reflect that in the next few months. 

Please let me know if there's something you'd like me to cover, such as my experience with a long distance relationship or having to constantly move around for work. These are topics I will absolutely discuss, but if you're curious about other things, I would be happy to reveal different parts of my life with you. 

Thank you for reading! I appreciate it more than you know. 


  1. Please tell me why I never think to get my ice cream in a waffle cone. It's like the best salty/sweet thing ever and somehow I never remember to do it. Next time!!

    1. It's so good! Never going back to regular cones...