Yesterday we had our statutory day off ostensibly to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday. Note that in Britain, this is the Spring Bank Holiday; in Canada, though, it is still the “Victoria Day Weekend.” Victoria’s actually birthday is May 24th, of course, as those of you who call it the “May 24th Weekend” undoubtedly know. Regardless, it is the perfect time for a spring holiday, and everyone here, at least, took advantage of the sunshine and warmth after a nasty winter.

Once again, our friend Brian Busby over at The Dusty Bookcase has posted an apropos poem by one of our authors, “Queen Victoria,” by Jean Blewett.