One of the simple pleasures that I was hoping to have when we moved to Toronto was the ability to have some external space. Even though the last few days have had forest fire smoke everywhere, tonight is much better.

There is a slight calm in the air along with a temperature that needs a hoodie and is pretty much perfect.

I am sitting outside on some new garden furniture I have had my eye on for a while now. Finally I get to sit outside, have a beer and chill. I have music playing softly, from a tiny little Mi speaker I bought in Dubai 5 years ago and that is surprisingly great.

In the background I can hear the ambient hum of Toronto streetcars doing their thing. Every once in a while I hear a dickhead in their car revving their engine.

Summer has arrived.