Would you like tickets to the Tops Wine Show?

imageI was hoping to put a post or two between all the alcohol posts so that folks don’t end up thinking that all I do is drink wine and beer, but yesterday was a hard mom day and the glorious plans that I had to gush about the wonders of one of our local institutions kind of fell by the wayside in favour of me hiding under my duvet and playing on Instagram for most of the afternoon (and evening). Did you even notice? Of course not!

Now, back on topic…

I mentioned before that there’s a Wine Show happening at The Boardwalk from the 4th to the 6th of August and I’m lucky enough to be able to give away two double tickets to the event. Technically I’m supposed to ask you a simple question like “when is the wine show?” but you all know that simple isn’t always my go-to style…

Because I adore Carnival Themes with An Extreme Passion and because I am a lover as well as a teller of stories, I thought instead that I would ask you this:

What is your absolute favourite Carnival Story?

Did it come in the form of a book? A movie? A tv show? Was your favourite carnival story a personal experience? Tell me what you love. Why you love it. How it makes you feel. Tell me. Show me! My favourite answers get tickets to the show, and if I struggle to decide I will hand it over to Facebookland to help me.

Sound good?

Of course it does!

(If you’re too stuck for an answer, go off and read Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern,  and then go and watch the series Carnivale and then come back and tell me how awesome they are.)

Otherwise, you can check out my Instajourney with wine here: #nayesexploreswine and leave me some Instalove while you think about your answer.

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6 thoughts on “Would you like tickets to the Tops Wine Show?

  1. My favourite carnival story was the HBO series sadly cancelled, Carnivale. I loved it for its tragic portrayal of America during the Great Depression and the bleak but beautiful landscapes. I loved it for its misfit characters, each one as human as the next. It proved that a righteous man corrupted by power can become one of the most terrifying villains I have ever known, while good can come from the most unlikely of places. With this, even good does not come without consequence. Healing too must come at a price. In the end, I most loved that the random, the magical, the inexplicable, could be woven together to serve a larger destiny.

    1. Man I loved this show so much too!! Tried to share it with the husband but he got bored. Pfffft!!! We should grab a pizza sometime and watch it again together 😉

  2. I have an anonymous entry sent to me via mail which I have to admit I kind of love!!

    Here you go:

    “I had just moved to the UK after a year in USA. I was miserable and hated every minute. I have known Kevin since I was like 5, and our parents are still very good friends. They obviously told him how miserable I was, and he invited me into London. We had never been friendly as kids, so thought it would be a little weird.
    ANYWAY he invites me to London, I have no idea what to but off I go.
    He took me to Notting Hill carnival. I could not believe the colours, the music and the smells of all the different foods. I had never in my 19 years experienced anything like it, and fell in love immediately. I went every year until I had Alice. Before I knew it we were a little tipsy, dancing in the street and holding hands. It truly was the sweetest nights. We kissed while the parade went pasted and deliberately lost his friends. He ended up taking me to dinner and walking like old lovers in the streets of London. I stayed at his, and went home the next day. We never pursued it any further, and I’m glad we didn’t, because it is probably the most romantic night I ever had, and the memory makes me feel warm and fuzzy every time I think about it.”

  3. My wishes at a Carnival would be having a live band playing nice soft jazzy type of music,an MC informing us on what’s going to happen at the event, different acts performing keeping the audience entertained then finally drinks for everyone. Plain and simple!

  4. I don’t have any carnival stories of my own, but I would love to go to one where there’ll be a live band playing nice soft jazzy type of music,an MC informing us on what’s going to happen at the event, different acts performing keeping the audience entertained then finally drinks for everyone. Plain and simple!

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