Thursday, August 8, 2013

Question Time

    Every weekend I will have  a blog post where I ask and answer questions. It is  a good way for readers to get to know more about me and also helps me to get feedback on a number of questions.  Are you a patriotic person who knows a lot about your country's history and geography? I  am patriotic and have some Jamaican souvenirs.   Jamaica celebrated its 51st anniversary of Independence last Tuesday, August 6.  I live in St. Mary, a parish situated in the North Eastern section of the  island.  Our national symbols are as follows :- national fruit - ackee, national flower - lignum vitae, national bird -The Jamaican Streamer Tail Hummingbird and national tree - Blue Mahoe.
Candle holders featuring our national bird
   As usual I am participating in Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy where the theme this week is Birthdays. What's your favourite way to celebrate your birthday?  Birthdays are rather quiet for me since my twin sister's death. We used to go places, have a special lunch and of course at home there would be cake and ice-cream.  Has anyone every planned a surprise party for you?  I have never had a surprise birthday party. We would go somewhere and not have parties.  What is your favourite cake and ice-cream combination? Any cake with icing and Grapenut ice-cream. Share your favourite birthday memory?  My favourite birthday memory was when my twin and I celebrated our 21st birthday in the beautiful parish of Portland,Jamaica. We had a nice meal at the Trident Hotel and it was great to see the birds roaming around. Here are pictures of that special birthday.





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30 comments:

Sandee said...

I'm very patriotic, but I will admit I don't know enough about U.S. history.

I've never had a surprise birthday party either, but I'm not big on birthdays. I love surprising others but don't want a surprise party for me.

I'm not that much into cake, but I love ice cream and most any kind works for me.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot for your feedback Sandee! Enjoy the rest of your day.

ruthinian said...

You are lucky to have a sister. I am an only daughter. I have two brothers who are both adorable and I love them to pieces. I have lots of happy memories growing up with them and I think I was happy just having them as a sibling. But it would surely be nice to have a sister to share something that I can't share with my brothers like the "hand-me-downs". LOL

MikiHope said...

Geography was never my strong point-I love the USA but have trouble even remembering my State-The Big Apple!! "What a drag it is getting old"-not that I ever could remember those things!

Judy Haughton-James said...

I really treasure the years I had with my twin sister ruthinian. Memories never die. We certainly had a good time together. Take care.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Sometimes I forget things too MikiHope! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Lizzy Allan said...

Hi Judy! Yes, I'm patriotic too :) As a teacher, so many of my students used to say "Australian history is boring" ... that's not true at all! I'm also very interested in other cultures as well, and a visit to Jamaica is on my bucket list, along with Madagascar and Bhutan :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your feedback Lizzy! I hope you get to visit Jamaica someday.

Leovi said...

Yes, great to see you with your sister, sure these images will bring beautiful memories, beautiful photos!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Leovi! Have a great weekend.

mail4rosey said...

Those are really great pictures of you and your sister!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Rosey! Have a great weekend.

Theresa said...

I would say I am patriotic. Living in the US, most of us are though. I have never had a surprise birthday, but do think one would be super fun! I hope you have a wonderful weekend Judy!

Judy Haughton-James said...

I hope you get a surprise party in the future Theresa! Have a great weekend.

Betty Taylor said...

I am very patriotic and have visited my areas of the country learning about the history. I think people should know about their own country and other countries.

Your pictures with your twin are great. Sounds like you had a wonderful 21st.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Betty! Have a great weekend.

Noor said...

I am surely a patriotic person , I know loads about history of Pakistan and all other thing related before independence :)
Me & Areeba will be having birthday soon on 16 :)
Noor @ Noor's Place

Judy Haughton-James said...

That is great Noor! I note that you and Areeba will celebrate your birthday soon. Have a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and for sure I will be popping over to your blog to see all the beautiful pictures and interesting posts about your birthday celebrations!:)

Clairejustine oxox said...

Aww thanks for sharing your post and pictures with you sister Judy...

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Claire! Have a great weekend.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

My favorite cake and ice cream combo would have to be brownies with mint chocolate chip ice cream! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Thank you for hopping on board The Great Blog Train!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Your cake and ice cream combo sounds so delicious Marci! Have a great week!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Judy, I found your blog whilst reading another blog.
I live in England and yes, I am very patriotic.
When it comes to cake, do you know there are quite a few I like, as I love to bake. I love cheesecake... any sort. I love chocolate cloud cake and carrot cake.... oh dear, not good for the waistline, but lovely to eat.
When it comes to ice cream, I sometimes just want a vanilla ice cream, then other times a chocolate ice cream.... depends on my mood. So as you have probably gathered, I have a very sweet tooth.
I have never had a surprise birthday party, because my family know it is something I would not enjoy. I prefer quiet birthdays with my family. I am quite a private person, which is hard to believe as I write a blog.
I am so sorry that you do not have your sister with you to share your birthdays, but I know you will have many wonderful memories which you keep in your heart.
Judy, I have enjoyed my visit and I have become a new follower. I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have a moment, as it will be lovely to see you there.
Best Wishes from a rainy England.
Daphne

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot for becoming a Follower of my Blog and sharing your comments Daphne! I could have some of the wonderful cakes and ice-cream flavours that you mentioned for dessert today!:) I appreciate your comments on the loss of my twin sister. Take good care and have a wonderful week. I am now headed to your blog.

Linda Bouffard said...

I watched the video about being Scroogled. I know that Google watches all the searches we do and then feeds us ads according to those searches but I didn't know that Google was scanning our emails and doing the same thing. Google is a great search engine but getting too powerful. Your friend, linda

Judy Haughton-James said...

I didn't know that Google was also scanning emails Linda! If this is true it is shocking. A bit too much if you ask me. Thanks for this information. Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.

Maria said...

what wonderful pictures from your 21st birthday. so sweet that you always dressed the same! you can tell how special your relationship was from all of your beautiful pictures! i'm glad you have them to hold onto. sending tons of love, judy! xoxox

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Maria! Janine and I enjoyed dressing alike and enjoyed being twins. That birthday celebration was really special.

Michelle Boyken said...

I hope you had a very happy birthday despite celebrating without your sister. My favorite cake & ice cream combo is any ice cream cake from Dairy Queen or Cold Stone Creamery. Thanks for linking up at My Favorite Posts Show Off Weekend Party!

Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Michelle!

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