"G15" An International Gathering


Sunday Morning Breakfast Club

Back in May I shared that a group of us from the area get together at The Happy Cooker each week http://365project.org/Weezilou/365/2010-05-17 As our friends are returning for the summer and house guests arrive, our numbers have been growing. (Our visiting friend, Nelda, has cornered the men in the front row, and her husband, Jim, is in the back, second from the left)

I find it an amazing thing that our circle represents our far-flung diversity. We're from Lunenburg, Blockhouse and Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, CANADA, Fountain Valley, California and Paris, Texas, USA and Moruya, Brisbane & North Arm Cove, New South Wales AUSTRALIA. The Australians in the group are leaving tomorrow to go to Dover, New Hampshire to visit Enid's son. One of those couples is traveling on to Pennsylvania before visiting Finland & Russia on their way home. Another couple is seeing the southern US for the rest of their visit. (More friends of ours arrive next week from Portland, Oregon).

Maybe The Happy Cooker should consider becoming a franchise of *International* House of Pancakes!
Everyone looks sooo happy--what a fun group!! :)
posted June 28th, 2010  
what a GREAT photo of you all! YOu have such amazing friends surrounding you. The Aussies are coming awfully close to me as I live in Concord NH just about an hour away from Dover. Too bad would be fun to meet you through them! 6 degrees of seperation and all that.
posted June 28th, 2010  
What a wonderful and diverse group you have there! You're always having so much fun, and I think it's wonderful that you're surrounded by good friends wherever you go.
posted June 28th, 2010  
don'tcha just love friends?! what a happy picture!
posted June 28th, 2010  
What a wonderful time you are having. Every day is an adventure. Love this photo of all of you. Very international group!
posted June 28th, 2010  
:)
posted June 28th, 2010  
Nice photo! Friends are the best thing in the world :)
posted June 28th, 2010  
Looks like such a fun group! I bet you guys have a blast!
posted June 28th, 2010  
haha what a great title! Looks like such a fun group of people! And I love how diverse you all are.
posted June 28th, 2010  
That is just terrific! Friends - anywhere they may be found are such a treasured thing. Enjoy!!
posted June 28th, 2010  
great gathering...15 is a lucky number for you.. you guys must have a lot of fun and are most likely looking forward to get together again next summer.
posted June 28th, 2010  
What a fun group! You make me laugh and in a good way. Everyone looks so happy!
posted June 28th, 2010  
What a wonderful photo of your group!
posted June 28th, 2010  
What a great pic...looks like you all are so happy to have the chance to get together again! Oh, I wish I could be there with you all...maybe next year? Or...maybe you could all decide to meet up in Richmond, Virginia...?
posted June 28th, 2010  
What a great looking bunch of people! You sure do hang with a nice crowd. How long do you stay there in Nova Scotia? My hubby went there with his family when he was a kid and he talks about it all the time.
posted June 28th, 2010  
what a neat group of people! did you meet all of them while you were summering in canada or do you know them from elsewhere?
posted June 28th, 2010  
What a nice group shot!
:)
posted June 28th, 2010  
What a happy, beautiful, international shot!!! ;-)) I love meeting people from different places and cutures, and learning more abou their part of the world! ;-)) And I can see that all of you enjoy that, too!! ;-)) The Sunday Morning Breakfast Club soon won't fit in one photo - you'll have to make a collage ;-))
posted June 28th, 2010  
HC
Oh how fun! I'd love to have been a fly on the wall! :)
posted June 28th, 2010  
I'm glad you were there to represent Fountain Valley at this important summit.
posted June 28th, 2010  
happy! hope we have group like that as well. i love meeting people too. this is a nice group hug shot!
posted June 28th, 2010  
you better drop me a note if you come through Dover :) that would just be AWESOME
posted June 28th, 2010  
Wonderful big smile picture. I love it.
posted June 28th, 2010  
You are truly blessed to have so many wonderful friends! Great group shot with everyone smiling!
posted June 28th, 2010  
A fun looking crowd Louise.
posted June 28th, 2010  
Lovely! I like the idea of a 'breakfast club' ... hmmm, might have to try that one myself! A lovely photo.
posted June 28th, 2010  
That's a great looking group.... good friendships are so important.
posted June 28th, 2010  
Happy Campers ... that's what we like to see ...
posted June 28th, 2010  
wow that really is a diverse group! great shot, everybody looks truly happy !
posted June 28th, 2010  
What a terrific photo of everyone. What a small world it really is,we go to North Arm Cove as our boss owns a holiday home there,beautiful spot.Maybe they know each other???
posted June 28th, 2010  
What a great thing to do. Love activities like this. Looks like a great group of friends.
posted June 28th, 2010  
What a happy smiley groups of friends :)
posted June 28th, 2010  
such a happy picture!
posted June 28th, 2010  
Love it !
posted June 28th, 2010  
say "cheessssseeeee".... lovely family pic...nice shot louise. :)
posted June 28th, 2010  
Great group shot. But why is Ken all the waaaaaaaaaay in the back?
posted June 28th, 2010  
What a lovely picture!
Thanks for your lovely comment, Louise! It is quite fun to cross paths with you again and again! I wouldn't miss it!
So about my picture: my husband actually made the entire dinner. All I had to do was come home, sit on the couch and watch TV as he made it and then eat, isn't that fab? Of course this is not how we do things all the time, but it was a nice change.
I hope all is well with you! :) HUGS!
posted June 28th, 2010  
Really nice photo--and everyone's smiling and looks great (which is hard to get!) You're so lucky to be able to get together with a large group of friends! Ours are so far-flung, we hardly ever get to see everyone
posted June 28th, 2010  
Great to see such a happy group of friends enjoying time together
posted June 28th, 2010  
Wow! What a great shot!!! Thanks for your nice comment yesterday. I went to Tahoe alone (my regular company was unavailable) but enjoyed a relaxing trip with my camera and an audiobook. Stopping at Bridal Veil I saw wild columbine, sweet pea, butterflies, a dragonfly and spiders so I knew I was in for a good trip. I posted another shot of the Lupine with a little note for you, too. =)
posted June 28th, 2010  
Such a happy picture, a global family!!
posted June 28th, 2010  
Such happy faces! Nice capture =)
posted June 28th, 2010  
ahhhh, see, i come back after a billion years and you already have me wanting to aaaaahhhhh all over the place. everyone looks so nice. and you are just as cute as ever.
posted June 28th, 2010  
Big group of happy people. I hope Finland show its best to your friends:) Most propably they visit Helsinki. I could suggest to visit the market square by the bay and the Senate square and the Esplanade parks. These are my favourite places. Full of life and nice athmosphere.
Please say hello to everyone in the club.
posted June 28th, 2010  
i love looking at these happy faces! what a wonderful group of friends you have, Louise! i see Ken peeking behind....hehehe! oh, i cannot wait for retirement and have fun like you do, travelling around...
posted June 28th, 2010  
You represent much of the English speaking world. Now you need to find some folks from the British Isles to round out your happy group.
posted June 28th, 2010  
Isn't it great to have a set of "summer friends"? Great shot of your group!
posted June 28th, 2010  
re: collage ... have you downloaded picasa? it's SOOO easy to create a collage!
posted June 28th, 2010  
About Picasa - it does not actually "copy" all the pics on your computer, it just goes through an initial process to recognise them all. That takes a while if you have lots, so set it in motion, and go out for the day :)
posted June 28th, 2010  
Another day another big breakfast, how wonderful for you to have such a great group of friends!
posted June 28th, 2010  
Louise, it's easy to be good for one week...let's see how I do as the summer gets busier! I actually used to try to go to the gym 3 times a week but then I got off schedule for a few weeks and then never went back til now...
posted June 28th, 2010  
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Lovely photo. :)
posted June 28th, 2010  
I love this.
posted June 28th, 2010  
Here's Waldo: Newport Beach Pier, 7 A.M. at the Dory Fleet. I have four other photos at this location, all cleverly disguised.
posted June 29th, 2010  
Such a wonderful photo! Cherished friends all together. Can't beat that!
posted June 29th, 2010  
why is ken all the way in back? did he get the check too?
posted June 29th, 2010  
you are such a "social butterfly", hehehe :)
posted June 29th, 2010  
re: picasa ... it did copy all of my pics into it's software. I've "heard" that one of the complaints about picasa is that it wants to take over. I use ADC for my default picture viewer, picasa for collages and a couple of special effects (sepia, focal B&W), PhotoScape for frames, and PhotoShop for adjusting color, selective coloring, and those DK white backgrounds. So, my answe would be that, yes, I like picasa for what I use it for. I'd be happy to help walk you through it sometime when we're online at the same time ...
posted June 29th, 2010  
wow, that's quite the group. I know you, dad, Enid and Gordon. Guess I don't visit enough to know all these other folks. Glad you're having fun!
posted June 29th, 2010  
Hi lousie,asked the boss if he knew col and jean,he doesn't know them personally but knows of them. Their names are John and Kathy Wilkinson.
posted June 29th, 2010  
I wanna be in a breakfast club :)
posted June 29th, 2010  
What a great looking group. Love all those fantastic smiles.

PS. Why is Ken hidden away in the back? I felt like I was doing a "Where's Waldo" hunting around for him in the picture... :)
posted June 29th, 2010  
Louise, don't you find it wonderful, that if left up to all 'common people' of the world, we could all be at peace in this world? You take a group as diverse as this and everyone gets along.........why can't our world be at peace with each other ???? Just leave it to the common man and keep government out of it, I guess!?
posted June 29th, 2010  
How fabulous that you've gathered such a fine group. You certainly have a knack for that, Louise. With everyone being from all over, I'll bet you've had some great conversation. Fabulous memory shot.
posted June 30th, 2010  
Wow! What a fun picture! :) So many smiles!
posted July 2nd, 2010  
Love checking in with you and your adventures!
posted July 5th, 2010  
I just read this. Dover is in my neck of the woods! What fun.
posted July 20th, 2010  
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