Everyone loves a good parade and here in PEI parades get a huge turn out. This year because of the Pandemic it was not possible to have the usual Santa’s Parade for obvious reasons. So the City came up with a novel idea, why not have the parade come to people at their home. So over a period of 10 days Santa’s Parade will travel to all the various neighbourhoods of the City. On Monday it all started in our Ward being the oldest part of the original City 1765. The parade is composed of several police cars with all lights flashing and 3 fire trucks covered in multicoloured lights, you cannot miss them, so much colour and noise. One truck has on top Santa’s sleigh with the reindeers, on one other truck we had our City Councillor and the third truck had frosty the snowman. It was fun and everyone from the front window or doorstep got to see it.
The Weather until at least mid-December will be very mild and there is no chance of snow, all that is fine with me. Mild Spring like weather, it’s all good.
We have a magazine called RED, it’s all about PEI and telling stories about the Island and its people. Of course the word RED refers to the soil of the Island which is red and produces a very sticky red mud. Many stories refer to the past and some to the distant past, of the old settlers and village life. To this day PEI is still mostly small settlements of a few people or small villages. People love to look at photos of yesteryear and read the stories of the Island. This magazine is the size of a tabloid newspaper and is published several times a year, it has acquired a certain aura and is the definite word on PEI Life.
I bought a wreath for our balcony and got miniature lights. Many this year started to decorate early and the stores sold out quickly in terms of Xmas decorative items. I was lucky I was looking for a small set of lights and those are not as popular as the larger sets.
With the rainy weather, today I started to write my Christmas cards and will send the first batch this week. We have weekend postal service since mid-November which is sort of a Holiday tradition. The volume of mail and packages this year is greater than in years past.
and our Xmas Dachshund doormat