Today is (almost was, now) Canada Day. My country’s 145th birthday.
Now if you’ve read this blog for any length of time at all, you’ll know how I pine away for England. But come July 1 I, like all otherwise modest Canadians, swell with pride for my home and native land.
So today I want to share with you just a few things that I love about being Canadian.
And I’m going to start with the picture, above. Because, for the last 10 or more years, my family has started our Canada Day festivities with a pancake breakfast, replete with strawberries and whipped cream (get it? Red and white?). Definitely worth being here for.
And let’s not forget about…
Canadian Tire money
Yaks (the drink, not the animal)
Red maple leaves in the fall
Poutine (for you non-Canadians, that’s French fries with cheese curds and gravy, pictured above – my supper tonight, from Red Robin Restaurant)
Great Big Sea
Universal health care
Ice skating in winter
What about you? What do you love about Canada?