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It's already the third week of August! If this were an ordinary year, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) would be starting next weekend. The fair, which started in 1910, was a highlight of my childhood summers. Cotton candy, rollercoaster and lots of exhibits! Our final report card in June always included a free entrance ticket. The fair ended on Labour Day Monday and so it also heralded the return to school.
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When I first retired, I made travel plans for September. It's often sunny and warm and with fewer travellers
about, September is an ideal time to enjoy cities. I've visited Paris, London, New York and Dublin in September. In the time of Covid-19, memories and books are excellent substitutes.
|Magazines can transport me.|
Last September, I worked in a school library. I really enjoy working but I doubt whether school libraries will be open. I wonder if there will be any substitute teachers. The plans in our province are still unclear. Our infection numbers are on the rise so I'm not sure what our schools will look like in September. My mother is now frail so I would hesitate to work at this time.
The Vancouver Writers' Festival, where I usually volunteer in October has been cancelled. Rosemarie, a blog reader, suggested checking out libraries for author readings on Zoom. My book club meetings and church services will continue online.
My eggplants, tomatoes, peppers and onions are ripening now. I am planning to make a vegetarian polenta when the days are cooler. Yesterday was the hottest day of the summer. Tilde is curled up on the couch and I have not taken a walk today. Perhaps after supper...
I hope that wherever you are, you are safe and not too hot during these dog days of August.
|It's the dog days!|