Friday, July 01, 2016

Five On Friday: A Few Favourites for Canada Day


1. CELEBRATING CANADA DAY
WITH A CUP OF TEA

 From Pinterest



 
2. A FAVOURITE
SUMMERTIME SALAD




Mango and Sweet Bell Pepper Salad

1 ripe mango (or 2 nectarines), peeled, sliced or small chunks
1 sweet red pepper, cored and seeded, sliced into matchstick-size pieces

1/3 cup diced sweet onion
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (or parsley)
1 tbsp lime juice (or lemon)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
dash hot pepper sauce

Put the prepared mango, red pepper, and chopped cilantro into a bowl.
Add onion, lime juice, oil and hot pepper sauce.
Stir gently.

This salad goes great with grilled steak.





3. MORE OF THE FRAGRANT MOCK ORANGE
IN FULL BLOOM






4. NEW TOTE BAG TO CARRY WATER, SUNSCREEN, CHOCOLATE,  WRITING AND SKETCHING MATERIALS, CHOCOLATE, CAMERA, CHOC...






5. FIREWORKS MUSIC


 Unsplash.com / Andrey Larin


It seems nearly impossible to have a celebration without fireworks to round off a beautiful summer's eve, now doesn't it? I recently found something that might be fun -- a list of the 50 most popular songs people have recommended to go with fireworks.
 
Included in that list are a few personal favourites, including Music for Royal Fireworks by Handel, Chariots of Fire by Vangelis, Star Wars Theme, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Zadok the Priest, to name a few. You might find your own favourites listed here.


Wishing my fellow Canadian a Happy Canada Day
and everyone a beautiful July ahead,
Brenda
xox

PS Next post will be from England

Joining with Amy at Five on Friday









13 comments:

  1. Brenda, You really know how to be happy... Just like CAT !
    =^x^=
    Have Fun
    lots of love
    xox

    Puddy Boy

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  2. Safe and happy travels to you!! Enjoy the chocolate...(ahem)...I mean the well-stocked tote! :D

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  3. I wish I could celebrate with you. I like your style.

    ENGLAND!! Bon Voyage!

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  4. Wishing you safe travels Brenda.

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  5. A lovely Canada Day post, Brenda. The teacup is so unique. I hope your trip across the pond has gone well, and that jet lag won't hold you down for long.

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  6. Happy Canada Day, Brenda! I saw a similar teacup at a thrift store once and now I regret leaving it behind. Happy and safe travels to England! Wouldn't it be a happy serendipity if you and Lorrie run into each other?

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  7. Happy Canada Day! Love that tea cup!

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  8. A part of my new landscape that I'm excited about is a mock orange at either end of my patio, so I might catch their scent whithersoever the breeze shall blow. They are still tiny, so I haven't smelled anything yet. :-)

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  9. Wishing you a safe journey as you head off for that England trip! It will be fabulous, I just know it will! Happy Canada Day! xo Nellie

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  10. I was thinking of you Brenda knowing you'd come to the end of sleeps for departing. I'd love to find one of the teacups as shown and hope you have many enjoyable afternoon teas while vacationing.
    Looking forward to seeing England through your lens.

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  11. Hope that you had a great Canada Day and that you are enjoying your English travels! I hope that you have a fabulous time and get to see many great things and new places! I will look forward to hearing all about it when you return!

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  12. Fabulous five. Hope you had a fun day, Brenda.
    Amalia
    xo

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  13. Hello Brenda, lovely photos today! The salad is so pretty and sounds delicious. The mock orange must smell heavenly. Hope you had a wonderful celebration. So excited for your next post! xx Karen

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