Tuesday, August 26
Another day in Old York
Yes, DofM still in Toronto (the City formerly known as York - our tour thus went from New York to old York), with Mrs DofM recovering well and hoping to be out of Hospital on Thursday, and on a flight back to the UK asap so that she can get back to her medications that are waiting at home for her. The cost of healthcare in North America is frightening and we are hustling the Insurance company to get payments sorted very quickly.
DofM has taken advantage of his free time to explore Toronto a bit further - there really is another city under the ground (useful when the temperatures plunge in Winter). A good deal of time was spent at St James Cathedral where the Dean has been a great support offering everything from accomodation to hospital visiting to help out over the coming days. Hours have been spent in a number of CD stores exploring Canadian Choral and Organ music (and, of course, Opera), but nothing of that much interest has sprung up. The DofM at St James' Cathedral, Andrew Ager, has written some very beautiful things, and perhaps we might consider him for a 2009 commission? If Mrs DofM is bundled back to the UK by the end of the week I'll be taking a train down to Pittsburgh to visit relatives nearby, before moving on to New York ready to set sail back on QM2.