Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Time To Celebrate!

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   This weekend will be a special long holiday weekend as Jamaica celebrates its 50th anniversary of Independence on Monday, August 6th. Over the years Janine and I eagerly looked forward to this time of the year.  Our favourite events leading up to the big day included the Festival Song or Popular Song competition, Festival Queen Contest, Mello- Go- Roun’, Gospel Song competition, Grand Gala etc. If it meant staying up late at night to see or hear who was the winner of a competition we would do so. Whenever there was a special fashion for festival we would also get dresses made up in the fashion.  This year the Jamaican colours can be seen in many places. 
   Well, what better time to list my Top 10 favourite things about my homeland:
                                                  1. Wonderful people
                                                  2. Beautiful Landscape
                                                  3. Rich and varied culture
                                                  4. Reggae music
                                                  5.Great athletes
                                                  6. Delicious cuisine
                                                  7. Racial tolerance
                                                  8. Democratic country
                                                  9  Flora and fauna.
                                                 10.Tropical climate

26 comments:

Sandee said...

Your list of pride in your country is very impressive indeed. Enjoy your celebration.

Have a terrific day Judy. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Sandee! Have a great Thursday!

Carla Karam said...

Happy Independence Day to Jamaica!!!

Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours... Carla

May said...

Hope you enjoy your weekend Judy!! And I wish you a happy Independence day..

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Carla! I was happy to link up. Many blessings and peace to you and your family too!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot May! Take care and enjoy your weekend too!

Camille Griffiths said...

Happy Independence Day to you!!

cheerfulnuts said...

Sounds like Jamaica has a lot of similarities with my country.:)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi cheerfulnuts,
Great to hear from you. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend over there in the Philippines!
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Camille! A great weekend to you and your lovely family.

Ruthy said...

Hello Judy. I just found your blog from the blog hop that is being hosted on Heartfelt Balance. I wanted to say that I like what you do here on your blog posting something and then having people link up. What a great way to discover and share similar interest. I hope you have a great weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Ruthy! I will definitely follow back. Have a great weekend.

Katherines Corner said...

happy holiday dear friend. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing on the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Hoping you have a great weekend xo

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Katherine! I am always happy to link up. Take care and have yourself a wonderful weekend.

Judy said...

Hi Judy,enjoy your holiday week!

Judy@
Judy's Handmade Creations

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Judy! Have yourself a great weekend.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow ~ Exciting ~ happy celebration week ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks ArtMuseDog and Carol. Have a wonderful weekend.

Paula Miller said...

Judy you certainly live in an AMAZING place. Happy holiday to you, hope you have lots of fun this weekend!!

Thanks for linking up to my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Paula. I am just hoping that Tropical Storm Ernesto stays away! A good weekend to you too.

Clairejustine said...

Have a lovely weekend Judy,I have just read your comment I hope everything goes ok with the storm Judy take care and hopeful it wont come near you ....

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Clairejustine! I really hope the storm stays away. Right now I am feeling very happy as Jamaica has just won gold and silver in the women's 100m race! Have a wonderful weekend.

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye said...

Much to be proud of. Thanks for linking up for Flash Blog Friday :-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Bree! Have a good Sunday and week.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for your celebration.
Fred in NJ

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Fred in NJ! All the very best to you.

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