Saturday, May 23, 2009
A Tourist Town
Boy, Lunenburg is like a whole new town come May. Suddenly the streets are filled with tourists from all over. I love it. In the winter there is a really great small community centred around the daily trip to pick up the mail from the post office and then WHAM! Suddenly, it's a bustling little hub. All the shops that closed for the winter are now open as are the restaurants. Today the tall ship, The Picton Castle arrived in the harbour. It was quite the event. There are several ships that call Lunenburg home. The Picton has been gone for one year, touring the Atlantic ocean with stops in the Netherlands and in Africa. With all this festivity around us we find ourselves making too frequent trips to our local ice cream shop. We bumped into our little buddy Ethan there. He was being transported on the back of his Dad's bike carrying some very important goods. Ethan is one of my favourite Lunenburg babies. He speaks in the most passionate grunts accented with points of his index finger. With the warm weather we have been having and all these festivities I have been a little challenged to do any work. I did get a new hat designed, though. This was a request for a fun pretty turban that came from The Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. My initial reaction was, "Not a Turban." But then I decided to take it on as a challenge. Turbans have always made me thing of Carol Burnett doing her Nora Desmond, Nora Desmond act, which was actually very forming to my personality, but this is not the way I would want a woman to look who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment. So, I think I met the challenge and came up with a turban that is fun, whimsical and flattering. There are so many ways to wear this hat. And her name of course is Matta Hari.