March 5, 2014

“Gool Peran Lowen” - Saint Piran’s Day in Brisbane

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Published: 5 March 2014 

Why are you celebrating a Cornish Day in Brisbane QLD?

Because Queensland, Australia is Where I am now is awesome just like Cornwall where I grew up!

  • The place is beautiful

Queensland:

Gold Coast

Cornwall:

Cornwall beach

  • Its Warmer than the rest of the country

  • All the best farming and produce come from ‘ere

  • We’ve both captured tropical rainforests in a bloody dome

Queensland:

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Image Source: Visit Brisbane

Cornwall:

Cornwall Rainforest dome

Image Source: schtumple

  • Flooding. We like a drop of rain.

Queensland:

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Image source: Rae Allen

Cornwall:

  • Beaches

Queensland:

Queensland beach

 

Cornwall:

Cornwall beach

Flickr: ennor / Creative Commons

  • People talk funny 🙂

Queensland:

Cornish:

 

Cornish Fayre - The food, the food

 

Cornish-Lunch

Pasties

pasties

Heavy Cakes

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Scones - Cream Tea’s

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Your scones are pending ...

Sadly the Clotted Cream was a #FAIL

The little ones preferred the ice blocks

Hannah-Visiting

 

Helicopter

When I was a kid we used to see Peter De Savary on Spotlight swooping in on his helicopter to visit Land’s End. On Monday I got my first helicopter, a gift from Google Australia for being a Google Partner. We decorated for today with the Cornish Flag.

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Happy St Piran’s Day to “ONE and ALL”

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UPDATE (Friday 7th):

Ben managed to make some clotted cream
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Sources:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomphillips/38-reasons-you-need-to-go-to-cornwall

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/happy-st-piran’s-day---gool-peran-lowen----call-for-public-holiday-in-cornwall-.html#uW6PNru

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Ben Maden

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One comment on ““Gool Peran Lowen” - Saint Piran’s Day in Brisbane”

  1. You're awesome! Love this post, and yes in every comparison I'd pick Kernow over QLD. But if I've gotta be stuck somewhere outside the homeland it might as well be here! 😛 (except for that crazy 6° business last night - felt like I was back in Penzance! )

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