I’m sad that I’m not in the US to participate in this lovely holiday this year – I love how there’s not really a commercial side to it, just families and friends getting together to eat , drink and be merry! Of course Black Friday is a whole other thing, but for those of you across the pond, have a fabulous Thanksgiving! This card pretty much says it all…
My first ever iPhone post so here’s hoping it’s successful! Am currently on the train headed down to London for a long weekend to catch up with university friends from both my undergrad and my Masters, am very excited to catch up with them all 🙂 Am stocked up for the ride with English magazines and a latte. I am hoping to post whilst I’m away, we’ll see if I pull that one off or not but I will hopefully be back soon!
The US definitely goes in for all of the holidays way more than the UK – I kind of like this although I can also see why some people complain about the commercialization of this time of year. It basically goes from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas (then to Valentine’s Day) without a let up in the shop displays. I personally think it’s pretty fun to see all the windows in Union Square done up though 🙂
My friend came over for dinner the other night and brought me this Halloween cookie – pretty awesome right? Other celebrations for the occasion include a vampire-themed party I’m attending next weekend, where apparently dressing as any character from Twilight will result in refusal of entry, although True Blood homages are encouraged 🙂
So unfortunately my laptop has conked out on me, so until we’re reunited I won’t be able to post 😦 Hopefully be back soon with our scheduled programme of content!
Please excuse my slacking today, I’m wrapping up my Masters program this week so I am snowed under with things to do! On the agenda for the next couple of days is a group presentation, a group paper and finishing up an individual research paper, as well as doing some visa-related paperwork… Shall return with something more interesting to say very soon!
Happy 4th July!
I plan to spend this day in blissful San Francisco style – outdoor brunch to make the most of the fabulous weather we’ve been having, followed by a quick trip around the shops and finally a rooftop barbeque over by the water. I’m optimistic we’ll be able to *see* the fireworks as well as *hear* them, unlike the last time I spent the 4th in Northern Cailfornia!
Enjoy all your celebrations!
A pretty fun rap remix of the national anthem, ‘O Canada’.
Today is Canada Day (or Fête du Canada for the Québecois), the national celebration of the enactment of the British North America Act, which was signed on the 1st of July, 1867, and united the three British colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the Province of Canada, into a new kingdom, Canada. The British government still held elements of political control which were gradually shed, culminating in the 1982 Constitution Act.
The event will be celebrated all over Canada and also internationally, from Trafalgar Square in London to Hong Kong, host of the wittily titled ‘Canada D’Eh’ event.
Tonight I shall be celebrating this historic event in Canadian style in an SF pub with a few Canadian beverages! I plan to stay as far away as possible from the poutine however….