Years ago, a colleague asked me how we "got" our boys in the local newspapers all the time. It was true, their faces were often included in stories about local festivals and events. My reply to her was it was just mathematical...the probability increased with the amount of local events you attended. And in those days, we attended a LOT of events! A friend from Vancouver once commented that we seemed to go to some sort of festival every weekend and it was true. Our favourites were the Salmon Festival, Multifest and Nibbles & Bites but we also attended all sorts of things at local community centres, the Nature Park and attended charity runs and walks. Salmon Festival continues to be a favourite and we've also attended more recents additions to the local festival scene such as the Cranberry Festival at the Nature Park, Apple-palooza and the Maritime Festival. We always run into so many people we know and it makes us feel more connected to our community.
Last Sunday, I wanted to go to the Sharing Farm's Garlic Festival but it was the morning after we had got back from our trip and the boys just wanted to "hang out at home" so I went on my own anyways. It was so busy! Great to see so many people out supporting the important work the Sharing Farm does. I love it there...one of my zen places for sure.
Later this week, Neil brought in the Richmond News from the front door and I noticed a picture of a lovely girl I saw at the Garlic Festival with a garlic crown around her head. I said, "Hey boys, that's where I was!" and continued to read the paper. It wasn't until after I had read the paper and was gathering it up to put in our recycling bin that I took a second glance another photo on the front page and noticed someone with a pink tshirt like mine, oh and my bright green watch. Yikes, it was me! Not the most flattering picture...I was all scrunched up because the large man in the red shirt behind me was trying to reach past me for some garlic! But I made into the local paper which again just proves my theory...when you are actually out and about in your community, you end up with your photograph in the local newspaper!