A City Oasis

Secret Garden Window, London, ONSecret Garden PathSecret Garden StatueSecret Garden Lion Head, London, ONSecret Garden Bench“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” 
                ― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden

This beautiful garden is hidden in plain sight in the heart of London. If you are looking for a great place to read a book, enjoy a coffee or seek an escape from a hectic day, all you need to do is visit the Central Library…ask one of the friendly staff and they will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Fire Roasted

Fire Roasted Cafe London OntarioFire Roasted Cafe Pastries London OntarioFire Roasted Cafe London Ontario TrufflesTruffle at Fire Roasted Cafe London ONThis little chocolate gem is a watermelon truffle from the charming and cozy Fire Roasted Cafe in London Ontario. Not a combination of flavours that I would normally gravitate to, but I was feeling a bit adventurous. Verdict – delicious! A smooth dark chocolate centre held surprising bursts of sour watermelon flavour. I think it woke me up more than the cappuccino I ordered alongside. It’s my new favourite way to start a morning.

Where am I?

Downtown London OntarioEvery time I step out my door, I feel magically transported to the elegant leafy sidewalks of Brooklyn Heights, New York. It’s charming and serene, and for the briefest moment, makes me feel like a tourist in my own city.