Today is Victoria Day in Canada, where we celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria. This may well be the oldest federal holiday in Canada, marking the birthday of a woman who has been dead for more than a century. The day is most commonly marked with fireworks – I guess Victoria must have liked fireworks. (I've taken the liberty to call her Vicky, but rumour has it that her friends called her Drina.)
As a family we do not do anything to mark
the day, but we do enjoy a long weekend, particularly one with weather as
spectacular as this one.
Having done all my chores for the
weekend, today is about doing whatever I want. I started the day with a desire
to bake. Unfortunately I didn’t have the ingredients for the recipes I desired.
I was in the mood for corn muffins, or muffins with fruit, or oatmeal based
muffins, but I didn’t have cornmeal, or fruit, or oatmeal, so the best I could
do was pull out this recipe…
From the Muffin Mania cookbook that I
have had forever.
Here is the result. They made for a
Aside from my tiny bit of gardening,
this weekend has been about working on the Leftover Blanket and I cast on some
socks, using the Gloss yarn that I wound into a ball the other day.
I love long weekends!