Saturday, 24 May 2014

Saturday 9 ( Star Spangled Banner )

                      Joining In The Meme Takes Just One Click!

Being British I'll join in the meme giving answers as best as.  But I wish everyone a happy and peaceful Memorial Weekend.

1) Are you a veteran? Are there veterans in your family? (We are grateful and want to hear about it.)   My father fought in WWII and was a POW for 2 years.  His stories of the horrific and the heroic will stay with me for life.

2) Memorial Day also kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food?   Cucumber and salmon paste rolls, followed by jam & cream sponge cake.  Loads of sweets and wine.  In fact sweets and wine alone would do!

3) Let's celebrate the Memorial Day holiday with ice cream. What's your favorite flavor?  The best in the world is Häagen-Dazs Pralines & Cream Ice Cream.  If you don't have a nut allergy go for it!  I feign depression for the stuff!

4) This marks the weekend when Americans step up their outdoor activity and do things they may not have been able to do during the winter months. For example, when is the last time you rode a bike?  10 years ago that poor, poor saddle had the unfortunate job of carrying me and my arse 4 miles to Cockabendies Castle.  I haven't been back in the saddle since!

5) Or went hiking?  My hubby's a hairy hillwalking hiker but it's a bit too boring for me! 

6) Or rode a horse?   The closest I've been is a donkey ride at Blackpool Beach in 1984.

7) Or toasted a marshmallow?  Now THAT I've done more recently. Last Guy Fawkes night, actually, at a neighbour's display. 

8) As you answer these questions, is there an air conditioner or window fan on?  No.  It's actually just comfortable in Scotland right now.   Not too hot, not too cold, but that can all change by midnight. 

9) Crazy Sam needs your help: What song or a performer would you like to see featured in a Saturday 9 this summer?  I am being unashamedly biased as I'm promoting my older son's band  *Hotel India* who are right now recording a new tune after a year's break.   Some American friends play their videos up on huge office screens (thanks Jade!) but any American interest (no matter how small) is big to them!  Having an airing on US radio too, would be magic!  Here's their car-windows-open summer anthem from 4 years ago:


lia said...

i've not tried haagen-dazs pralines and cream but i guess i must try it if you feign depression for it! heehee!

and the cucumber and salmon rolls sound delicious! i think i need to look up a recipe for that!

Kwizgiver said...

Oh, my, I must try the pralines ice cream!

CountryDew said...

Your son has a good band. I enjoyed listening to that.

Banker Chick said...

What a great band...You have some good answers and I am now a follower of both of your blogs.

I am Harriet said...

I don;t even know you but, I would love to go on a picnic with you and all that yummy food :)

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