So on a brighter note, I picked up this little bundle of books for the princely sum of $3.50. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek came with a small shipping fee but has provided me with such beautiful respite from the tedium of the metro rides in the last week, it's more than earned its keep! Thanks to T for the recommendation - I'm so enjoying it.
We took a walk down by the river yesterday and took some pictures. I only had BW film in my cameras so I took a few snapshots with my phone.. but it couldn't capture the beautiful colours against the pale of the landscape. It's a shame we can't get any closer to the river itself near our place; the railway and the industrial buildings along the shore are well fenced and inaccessible. Still, it's a nice walk anyway.