Hello world! Once again I am preparing for one of my favourite adventures – wine events. Gray sky this morning, but I don’t care. Soon I shall be off in pursuit of great wines and good times. It would suit my plan if it rained today. Yes, get it out of the system before Monday (24 May) when it will be time for the May Day parade in Fort Langley. Once again the Fort Wine Company will have a float in the parade reminding everyone to drop by the winery to taste our wine. I love the feel of a small town parade – the kids from the dance school, the crepe paper flowers, and knowing the people sitting along the curb. Last year as I walked along, the Mayor called out “Hello Ted!”. I really felt like I belonged.
Then I am off to greet military visitors from New Zealand who are arriving for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy. With a stop at Abbotsford for the Rotary’s Wine and Food Festival (29 May), I’ll be off to the races, so to speak, when I pour wine at the School District Foundation’s Gala event at the Thunderbird Show Park (30 May). I feel like the March Hare. I am sure I am late for a very important date, and I need to stop by the Mad Hatter and get just the right hat for the gala.
Want to come along?