Four days ago I didn't know I was going to Europe, yet here I am. It has been a whirlwind past few days.
We arrived in Paris around 11am Monday morning. We hadn't really slept on the plane and were due on a train to London a few hours later, but we decided to make the most of our brief time in the city.
A croque-madame, a crème brûlée and a coffee, then a nap on the grass in Place des Vosges. We worked out some new ukulele-autoharp arrangements surrounded by the best-dressed teenagers I have ever seen, then witnessed an impromptu recital performed on a leaf.
Did you know that a single leaf - pulled out of a drink and blown upon - can sound like a lithograph recording of a trumpet?
Then - a short train ride under the sea, a brief, hug-filled reunion with fave European tour manager DT and some lovely, stripped-down shows in London and Manchester.
At some point before our show in London I wandered outside for food. I must have peeked into a dozen restaurants, yet somehow I arrived back at the venue with just three chocolate bars and a Fanta.
They were delicious.
The only way this trip could have been better so far is if more band members were here and I didn't feel like I forgot my brain in Toronto (although I can feel it slowly growing back now).
I will be keeping my eye out for unusual foods (of course) so check back soon.
England, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Poland, yeoooow!