After an intensive week of touristy stuff in NY and Montreal, I have to admit the chance to chill out for a few days in Ottawa was quite welcome. The weather had been unseasonably mild in Ottawa, so we didn't get the white Christmas we'd been expecting. However the temperature did drop, with snow falling on Christmas night, but not in time to freeze over the Rideau Canal for ice-skating.
We did manage to get in a bit of retail therapy, some 10-pin bowling and a trip to the Canadian War Museum. We also saw the latest James Bond film - Laura still drools at the mention of Daniel Craig!