Back to Almost Normal

We’ve had some relaxing of the COVID-19 restrictions over the last few weeks but today marks the first real advancement: re-opening of restaurants with indoor dining rooms and re-opening  of many public outdoor swimming pools.

This is actually huge and so very liberating.

For the pools, we’ve been eagerly awaiting their re-opening because we are in the midst of a scorching heat wave in the Montreal area.

For the restaurants again we’ve had a strong yearning for some fine dining, more than just ordering in or picking up fast food.

Also the very few remaining restaurants that provide in-house entertainment offer a much needed boost to our local musicians who’ve been suffering from having all their spring and  most summer gigs cancelled.

Now is the time to make reservations in these establishments to show our support of the local music industry. In fact this is the first thing I did really, really early this morning when I reserved a table at the House of Jazz, Laval for its re-opening night on June 25, 2020, featuring Melina Soochan.

Let the good times resume 🙂

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All the Easters …

A week ago we had the Catholic Easter, right in the middle of Passover, and today is the Orthodox Easter.

People have been celebrating in confinement as best they could. No visiting family and friends, no receiving visitors either.  Never mind going to any church or synagogue either.

So using Skype or FB Messenger or other online video gatherings, somehow it’s supposed to compensate for the lack of any real togetherness. Well, not really. Not at all in fact.  But keeping some semblance of optimism, we can try saying that this too shall pass.

Easter Eggs

Happy Easter 2020 in confinement!

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