Posts tagged with "Canada"
Please rise for the national anthem.
Have a great day, eh (even if you're not Canadian )
Sh*t Saskatchewanians Say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESIkrxNq1GE
Has one been made about your "group"? Please share.
And a proper post with, you know, content coming soon... ish.
Let's go Riders!! Let's go Riders!!
Slightly less than one week now. I think preparations for Canada are on schedule, unless I've forgotten something major.
I've also been in contact with folks in Saskatchewan and have some rough plans to meet up. I'm looking forward to seeing them.
In other news...
Tuesday night I went to see The Guard
At times very dark, at times very odd, but consistently very funny. And then entire cast give top performances. Do try and catch it if you see it playing. Though I don't know if it's got a North American release yet.
I should mention that the other consistent thing about The Guard is the profanity. You'll get the idea in the NSFW trailer. If you can get past that it's a cracker of a film.
Just something quick to mark the occasion.
Have a good one, eh.
So I'm off to Saskatchewan at the end of July for two weeks to visit my brother and his family and finally meet this new nephew face-to-face.
It should be lots of fun. There's already a camping trip planned, and I'll be there for the Fringe Festival. Plus visiting with relatives and friends.
In other news:
A couple of weekends ago we went down to the banks of the Nore to see some Coracles being built.
And our chickens have finally started laying. One egg this morning, hopefully the first of many.
Last but not least, Seasick Steve has a new album out. I'd recommend it.
RIP Leslie Nielsen
Louis is feeling confident. But I think I have him worried.
Or maybe it's the hat.
Still about an hour and a half to the game, kick-off is at 18.00 ET. You can figure out the local time here. I'll probably end up being awake 'til after 2.
And if you can't watch the game on telly it's bing streamed online here.
Be sure to come back and join our Grey Cup party. Louis and I are going to share hosting based on the toss.
Let's Go Riders!!! Let's' Go!!!
Green is the Colour
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Paint the Whole World Green
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Let's Go Riders!!! Let's' Go!!!
At the minute I'm waiting on a few things.
Waiting for the fire to catch, the wood is a bit damp.
Waiting for supper, though that won't be for another hour or so.
Waiting for a Skype call from the brother and his family - because Skype is cool.
Waiting on some paperwork. I can't say more.
Waiting for some post. Ditto
Waiting to meet my nephew face to face. He's getting so big.
What are you waiting for?
And a little something from another Canadian to keep you rockin'.
Much as I'd like to be there, I'll have to settle for the next best thing. The BBC's coverage of the last Winter Olympics was top notch and based on the ad it looks like they will be again.
Phone surfers click here.
It might interest people to learn that Ireland is sending a small team. I guess all that snow we had over Christmas did somebody some good.
In Ireland it's traditional to place wreaths on the grave of loved ones at Christmas time. Our tradition includes the grave of an old family friend. On Christmas day after mass we make an outing of driving to the little cemetery out in the country. Part of the tradition involves getting lost trying to get there, but this year, through an educated guess, I managed to program the sat-nav to take us to the cross-roads right below the graveyard. It was a good thing, since I was more concentrating on the roads which while not that bad were still slippery in spots.
We got there and back without much drama, only one real "woah" moment. Then we had Christmas dinner and later the brother and sister called us on Skype. That was special as we got to see each other opening our Christmas parcels. I got a belated birthday present which was really worth the wait.
And Mam got some new dishcloths. Before you go thinking that a lousy present, let me explain. She found these special cloths in Vancouver when we were there for the wedding. They're made of wood fibre and surprisingly absorbent. Soon Mam was using nothing else and after a year and a half her cloth was beginning to show a bit of wear.
Between Christmas and New Year's was quiet, the roads were so bad we didn't go anywhere beyond the village. The Steven's Day walk was cancelled, it's supposed to be re-scheduled but we've not heard anything, and we missed a couple family events because it just wasn't worth travelling.
So New Year's Eve was spent at home. I tired to get some photos of the lunar eclipse but I don't have enough control over my cameras setting to get the results that Words does
On New Year's Day we decided to brave the ice and go for a walk up the fields behind our house. This is the first time wee'd been exploring up this way so it was a bit exciting. Picking our way through the ice was also exciting, for different reasons.
Once we managed that though the path was dry and at the top of the hill we got an amazing view down the valley towards the village.
We spent some time looking around, picking out various landmarks. I tried to get arty taking pictures of the frost.
Not sure how successful I was.
Looking around some more we think we spotted Mt. Leinster off in the distance topped with snow.
The cold was starting to get to us so we headed back down. On our way we saw where something had been digging in the hedges. Any wildlife people have an idea what it could be?
And then, the Riders threw it away on a stupid penalty - too many men on the field - giving the Als another chance at their game winning field goal.
The ultimate irony being that everyone said the Riders' "13th man" would be a deciding factor in the game.
In the end though both teams played a great game and the better won. At least some people will be pleased at the result.
You can watch the final few minutes, before they get taken down for violating copyright below.
Link for the phone surfers.
Are you celebrating Paddy's Day?
- Who's Paddy and how did he get his own day?
Total: 10 votes
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