Friday, July 2, 2010

Canada Day!

Yesterday was Canada Day and how refreshing it was to see patriotism out in full force for something other than football and a bunch of overpaid losers, which seems to be about the only time England gets fired up and flies the flag over anything, it wouldn't be so bad, but they never win!

Anyway I digress, it was a fantastic day here, plenty of things going on, Rob and I took an historic walk round Bedford at Scott Manor House, we ambled around the beautiful and historic houses of the neighbourhood before returning to the Manor House for refreshments and the entertainment which was a barber shop quartet, who were very good.

On route we met a lovely couple (Tom and Marg) and ended up spending hours chatting with them in the tea room. By the time we got going again it was around 5 pm, we then headed down to Alderney Landing for the live music, which again I have to say was very good, a nice selection of bands and different styles of music. The weather was beautiful.

I think that my dad would have been impressed with the number of mobile catering vans on site there selling fish and chips, hot dogs and burgers. There was even a mobile cup cake van. Best of all there was free Canada Day cake for everyone.

Later we met up with some of the camera club a little further down the harbour for a field trip to capture the Canada Day Fireworks. I met some new faces and with some tips from Dave managed to get some half decent shots. Of course no camera club meet up would be complete without a trip to Tim Hortons afterwards to round off the evening.

No news on that job that Rob went for yet, they said they would let people know towards the end of next week. The weather looks set to be nice all weekend, so we hope to get out and about again somewhere.

Whoosh, Bang Pop, Happy Canada Day...Click to view larger

Alderney Landing - Live music and a sea of red & white

Scott Manor House, Bedford


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