And now it's Victoria Day Long Weekend, or as we sometimes refer to it here in the Great White North, the "May Two-Four" holiday.
For those of you who are not Canadian, a "two-four" is what we Canucks call a case of 24 beers. And this weekend is our official start of summer. And we celebrate by planting our gardens, opening up the summer cottage and sharing a two-four with friends over a barbeque. The stress of getting through another long, dark, cold Canadian winter is behind us and we're ready for sunshine and good times.
But first, we have to survive the blackflies. That's where the two-four comes in handy.
Happy Birthday Queen Victoria. I shall raise a cold brew in your honour!