Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Happy Canada Day!

Although our Canadian posting is not without its trials (the never ending winter, the isolation!) there are times when it is pretty idyllic. Today was one of those days...

Canada celebrated its 141st birthday today and here in Ralston it was marked with a pancake breakfast held in the Canadian Base Commander's garden. I cycled over at 8am, (with my own little Canadian flag fluttering away on to my bike) filled up with pancakes, a cooked breakfast, tea and juice and copious maple syrup and then cycled back through the village for work at 9am.

The sun was out, the temperature was just right (28c not 38c!) and the mosquitoes were mysteriously absent. The Base Commander also lives in one of those photogenic North American houses which made a rather perfect backdrop for it all!

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