Six degrees and a settled grey today; the temperature expected to drop to minus 7 tonight. And here we are, still settling in, still unpacking and sorting, running errands, looking for things for the house and my new home office – two squirrels, piling up nuts for winter.

And one bemused, engaged, still slightly jet-lagged South African, gazing down Toronto’s long brown streets, gazing up at cold grey skies, holding out and examining a new Canadian skin for fit and size.