Tuesday, 2 July 2013

After the fireworks

Monday 1 July was a busy day, the weather held up, it was partly cloudy and sunny, it was a pleasant day, just nice and warm without being hot. The multitudes descended on Parliament Hill to see the Noon Time show, 21 gun salute for the Governor General, military parade, various singers and entertainers on stage including Carly Rae Jepsen (who is Canadian) sing her big hit ''Call me maybe''.
The multitudes sang with her, quite the choir. There was numerous other events in Major's Hill Park and Confederation Park. This evening there was the big show on the Hill and at 10pm the famous Fireworks from Nepean Point behind Parliament paid for this year by grocery chain Loblaw's. The fireworks were the best I have seen in many years. We viewed them from the roof of our building.

We stayed at home, cooked home made chicken burgers, a recipe of Nigel Slater, Will made an excellent Moroccan gazpacho, our friend CP brought strawberries and whip cream and we had an excellent dessert wine Xyris from Pesaro, Le Marche, Italy. I wish we had more of that wine.

A good day all around.

Got some messages also from an old friend in London, C.L. who sent us this picture of our old and new again High Commission (Embassy) building, Canada House on Trafalgar Square where a big Canada Day Party was held.

Canada House, London

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