Are you ready for it? No, not Christmas itself, but the pre-Xmas shopping, parties, and more merriment? Yesterday I went out for coffee with my Dad at Vancouver's City Square Mall. This is actually where I went to Kindergarten and Grade One, long before it became a mall. I think they've done an absolutely marvellous job of incorporating the original stone walls with modern steel and glass.
As you can see in the photo, the Xmas decorations are already in place ... long, long, long before any of us have dug out our naughty & nice list!