July 1st is the half way point of the entire year – 182 spins around the sun of the allotted 365 spins we call a ‘year’.
It’s an official day too – called National Half Way Day
It was also Canada Day – Canada’s 150th to be exact.
Well not really, when you factor in that First Nations have lived here well beyond that and also Newfoundland didn’t join until 1949 so like, not exact whatsoever.
Thirdly it was National Creative Ice Cream Flavour Day!
So I had a lot on the proverbial plate here.
It was a gorgeous day in Vancouver, as it has been for quite some time now- it’s the new default setting – sunshine and warmth. I was most excited about celebrating the half way point of this project!
Kathleen and I went to see a play near the UBC botanical gardens, “Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish” performed by Axis Theatre
The screen play author and cast were all First Nations, and because it was on “Canada Day”, we thought it was going to be a really politically charged theatre production going down and couldn’t wait.
It turned out to be more so a children’s story. Quite off the mark there.
Then we went to Arbor and had lunch – deep fried artichoke sandwich with eggplant bacon and macadamia nut ‘cheese’. Divine.
THEN we went to a brand new ice cream place that serves vegan ice cream.
Their vegan selection were Strawberry Coconut, Toasted Marshmallow (which I’ve had before and LOOOOOVED), Lime Coconut and Coffee.
Besides Toasted Marshmallow, I felt coffee was the most creative flavour so I went for it.
Holy McMoly, it was incredible. I can’t get enough of this stuff.
Kathleen went for an Affogato – coffee ice cream with espresso. It too was amazing .
Then I had to go to work and it was dead for the entire time until midnight when I got completely rocked by myself and a patron had to jump on bar and help.
Happy Canada Day etc !