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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Canada Day BBQ 2011

Saturday was beautiful and sunny, without the high winds that can often blow throughout our area.  Andy was up early putting the finishing touches on our garden, and whilst he and our great friends, Dawn and Robert were setting up the tent and putting out the chairs, John and I nipped to town for a few last minutes bits.  

We had a fantastic turnout and all went off without a hitch despite a few of our friends showing up a few hours earlier than expected  And on into the wee hours of Sunday morning it continued.  Oh, and my brother was a big hit, naturally. 

I have had some of my best Canada Day celebrations since moving to England... go figure eh?

Here are just a few of my favourite photos from our Canada Day in England, 2011:

Dawn and John

 Dave, Abby and Tasha (with Sarah playing Jenga in the background :)

Me and my baby brother

Beautiful Madelana

Competitive Andy R

Zoe, Tasha and Wendy

 Me and the Gallivan Girls:

Around the Fire Pit

Tasha and Andy:

Jayne, Dee and Me ;)

Den and his sausage :)
Roasting sausages on the fire pit always goes down well...

This is a cool one of Rodders 

It was an awesome tribute to my country and I love how my English family and friends love to come together each year to help me celebrate the country I may have left behind physically, but is always in my heart...


Morena said...

I think when you're not in canada you work harder to make it great. Maybe that's why you've had the best ones in England.

Love that Jenga set, it's HUGE!!

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dawn mclaughlin said...

I'm happy I've gotten to be a guest ;) xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

I was going to comment on the Jenga set too, that's awesome!!!! Glad you had a great day!

jen said...

What kinds of Canadian foods did you have lol? I'm trying to figure out what makes us different, other then the classic poutine!

I always felt 495006 times more patriotic when living in another country! Now that I'm home, it's some how not as exciting... :( lol

Jody said...

Yes, a big part of our celebration is due to the fact that i'm not in Canada but I do think we will continue our bbq's no matter where we live! The food I make is just recipes Ive collected from home ie home made BBQ baked beans...

Our guests really enjoyed the giant jenga and it's also provided a lot of fun for the family :) x

David Murray said...

Way to carry on the tradition, Jody!

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