The challenge for the first of July is to scrap about YOUR COUNTRY or ethnic group – what it means to you, you dressed in traditional garments, you celebrating the national day for your country, or something else along these lines. As Canada has it's National Day and America is about to celebrate July 4, there should be plenty of inspiration about.
I struggle with red, white and blue, not colours that I'm comfortable with but I gave it a whirl.
This was taken at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. We took Matt along and he was stopped constantly by Chinese visitors who were very taken with him, I was obviously not a scrapper back then because I have so few photos of the event. We got to watch the hockey (very hot) and were lucky enough to get tickets to the athletics at night. The atmosphere was unlike anything I had experienced before. Jumping Jai came second in the long jump, the decathlon was very dull but the running events were amazing. We got to sing the national anthem when Louise Savage won the wheelchair final. Wow, talk about spine tingling. Highly recommended. Meaghan is still filthy we left her behind (she was 4).
I am also linking this one up for the Red, white and Blue challenge at Lasting Memories.
And not for my sooky part. It is really cold here at the moment, we've had two frosty -6C in a row. Lame I know, it's not snowing, there is no wind and the days are sunny, so I should stop whinging. But I seriously hate mornings and the frost is not helping AT ALL... (esp when friends have just headed off to Europe for the month.
So I braved the cold yesterday and took some photos and scrapped them for the latest Bird is the Word Challenge (BEYOND being the word)
the poor birds had a bit of an icy bath to play in. I think they avoided it for the morning...
Henry is home with asthma this morning so he is finally getting to watch Lord of the Rings. He loves it so much. He read The Hobbit at last year and is counting the days until it comes out in the movies. I'm looking for to it because Richard Armitage is in it (sigh) - he makes the best baddie/goodie mix (Guy of Gisbon was far more interesting than namby pamby Robin Hood...).
Have a good day. xx