This year of lunching brought some amazing experiences, like my behind-the-scenes tour of the dinosaur exhibit at the ROM (still one of the best days OF MY LIFE!) and a lunch that I will treasure forever with my wonderful Nonna, who is turning 90 next week! It was also the year of my most embarrassing lunch experience when I forgot my wallet and my gracious guest had to pick-up the check. I had the chance to meet a writer that I really admire when I lunched with Globe and Mail columnist Doug Saunders, learn more about my new neighbourhood with a lunch with my MP Andrew Cash and re-connect with one of my favourite professors from university, Dr. Dennis Denisoff.
The biggest Lunch with Mary development from the past year is that my blog is now also featured on the Huffington Post! I still can’t believe it sometimes. This lunching thing has been a crazy ride!
At the end of each blogging year, I always need to thank the very generous folks who take time out of their busy lives to have lunch with me. And this past year, I was so privileged to have so many amazing lunch guests. So a big thank you to:
I just hope that I will be able to continue to lunch with such incredible people, who teach me so much about the work they do and the world we live in. The provocative and thought-provoking lunch conversations stay with me and keep me thinking long after the meal is finished. I highly recommend lunching with strangers. This blog has been the greatest learning experience of my life. Here’s to many more years of lunching!
Thank you for reading.