Sunday, April 15, 2007

Lazy summer days

Yesterday was the hottest day so far this year here in Dublin with temperatures reaching 22 oC. Joules, Mollie, Ben and myself headed off to the beach where it was lovely to see all the children in their swimming costumes enjoying the sand and the sea. I took the camera but alas the battery was dead so no pictures today! We then enjoyed our first BBQ of the year, Dillon invited three friends to dinner and we enjoyed chicken marinated in oil, lemon juice, garlic and basil, burgers and sausages with a pasta and bacon salad and crispy potato skins, followed by a sponge cake with cream and strawberries. I love BBQ's and as there's some salad left over we may just have another tonight!

Terri tagged me with this meme which has been doing the rounds.

1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your Birthday month and day only.

November 21st.

2. List 3 Events that occurred that day:

1953 - Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the "Piltdown Man" skull, held to be one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, was a hoax.

1974 - The Birmingham Pub Bombings by the IRA killed 21 people. The Birmingham Six were sentenced to life in prison for this and subsequently acquitted.

1995 - The Dayton Peace Agreement was initialled in the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, ending three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The agreement was formally ratified in Paris, on December 14 that same year.

3. List 2 important Birth days.

1694 - Voltaire, French philosopher (d. 1778)

1965 - Björk, Icelandic singer

4. List 1 Death.

1999 - Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)

5. List a Holiday or Observance (if any).

World Hello Day

6. Tag 5 other bloggers.

I've decided not to tag anyone so if you fancy trying it out get yourself over to Wikipedia.


Sabrina said...

That is so HOT!!!! We were warm down here in Cork, but nothing like that! Sounds like a fun day at the beach! I think we may try to take the dogs to the beach this afternoon. . .not that I want to clean up stinky sandy salty dogs, but DH wants to go. . .Yay for nice Irish weather!!!

A Novelist said...

I love Wikipedia! Enjoy your lovely weather. :)

Brooke - Little Miss Moi said...

Dear beccy. I always thought people were crazy for going to the beach when it was 22 degrees - that is, after all, the winter temperature of Brisbane. And yes, I will wore a coat and scarf. But, after surviving minus 17, I totally wanted to join you at the beach today!

Steffi said...

Hi Beccy! My husband´s birthday is the same like your´s!Cool!
Enjoy your sunny sunday!


Beccy said...

Well Sabrina I'm have to admit that I'm not sure how accurate I am, that is what the local radio said it would be so I'm taking liberties!

Thanks a novelist.

LMM when you have children any day is good for the beach as long as it's not raining. There are some adults here who swim all year round (some in their birthday suits as well). There were lots of people in the sea yesterday and I was very overdressed on the beach in just my trousers and t-shirt!

Steffi, how funny to have our birthdays on the same day.

my4kids said...

I can only wish for the sun right now and warm temps we still have only rain.

Your birthday is only a day before Kellys by the way!

sallywrites said...

I love Barby season! The amrinated chicken sounds good!

Anonymous said...

The BBQ sounds wonderful! (I am officially done with weather comments now.)

Anonymous said...

22 degrees... Can you hear my heavy sigh from there? This is what greeted me when I opened my front door this morning. APRIL 16!!!


Anonymous said...

Might have to try that meme....

I love the sounds of that chicken, may have to try it out....mmmmm