2011, you’re not so bad!

The last of the guests from New Year’s Eve/weekend slumber party have headed out on the slick and rainy roads back to their homes. I can’t thank everyone enough for coming down and making it one of the best weekends that I have had in a while. It was so great to see so many old friends. It reminded me of the New Year’s Eve party back in 2000 in the back yard in Toronto. Thankfully it was a lot warmer here! We had a great bonfire, thanks to Rome and Nano. We were lucky enough to have great weather  as well, 60 degrees during the day, but the bonfire was so warm, most of us were able to be outside in just a t-shirt!

The fireworks went off at midnight on the dot and we celebrated with the addition of what appeared to be flare guns being shot into the air by neighbors up the street. I think that some time around 2am, we all headed into the house to make ourselves some food and to be able to see each other as it can get pretty dark when you live out in the sticks!

As you may or may not be able to tell, I’ve got some room here outside and I can not wait to have BMEfest here. I’ll definitely be making it another weekend event because it was really fun to have such a large group of people here all weekend. Everyone will be able to camp out on the property, like we did back in Tweed, and it will be fun! There is also a pool which will be open in the summer. Start planning your trip and getting your sleeping bags ready!

Hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed having everyone here!

P.S. Rob is on the road driving back to Toronto so I’m not sure if he’ll be able to post on Monday. They’re taking the long way so their trip will be 17 hours!

18 thoughts on “2011, you’re not so bad!

  1. Actually, it wasn’t just the really bad vegan place. I ended up with food poisoning from the Mexico place that night.

  2. Looks like it was a fantastic turnout! What a blast, right? I’ll have to definitely consider coming to the next BME gathering, but this holiday was definitely a no-go.

  3. It was an amazing time.
    If every other event has great people like the ones that attending this, then I’ll be one happy little Aussie.

  4. Cere: It must have been the Crab. Alan and I ate the same dish and so did Seth since he ate most of mine and we were all fine. Fake crab = boo!

  5. So much fun. What an amazing group of people! Thanks again to the hosts and all who made it.

  6. This video is great! I had no idea that half the shit i was doing on this video was even being recorded. lol
    There’s only a bottle of Ellijah Craig to blame for that one….
    Rachel thanks again for such great hospitality. And guys, next time let the carnivores pick the restaurant. hahaha
    These awesome people made this one of the best weekends that i’ve had in a while. I can’t wait till BME fest.
    And i hope to see you all soon.

  7. Rachel, it definately was the crab. It’s weird cuz I was so hungry I would’ve normally finished my plate even if I didn’t like it but I left 2/3rds of it untouched. I’m just happy the “effects” of food poisoning didn’t start till I was home!

  8. looks like an amazing time. very jealous! except for the faux crab by the sounds of it.
    also what is the song used on the video?

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