Happy St Patrick’s Day!


Aye, the luck o’ the Irish… who else could find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Certainly not this girl. But shamrocks and leprechauns are part of the Irish folklore and tradition.

And the movie Waking Ned Devine takes place in Ireland. Only in the movies could that convoluted a plan to claim the lottery winnings happen. My favourite part of the movie (apart from watching Jackie and Michael tearing around the countryside on a motorcycle in their birthday suits) was the beautiful scenery of the country.

I’ve schmoozed with Royalty having met Princess Anne but we never had the opportunity to chat about our favourite tipple – mostly our families and my connection to the place where we met. However, I do have one thing in common with President Obama and the First Lady – Guinness! Although, I find it doesn’t taste as good here as there. Maybe because it’s too chilled in my part of the world? Dunno.

By Pete Souza (Executive Office of the President of the United States) (White House Flickr) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
There is an art to pulling the perfect pint and it looks like the First Lady has mastered it, even under extremely close scrutiny…

And how about a tune suitable to the occasion when many of your have partaken in copious amounts of green beer and/or Irish Whisky.

I’ll close this post with the Irish proverb…

May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven
half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.

6 thoughts on “Happy St Patrick’s Day!”

  1. Though I am not Irish but love the music and hope to find a pot of gold this year !!!! Amen !!!

  2. You’re absolutely right about Obama looking right at home there. I’m thinking he’s waiting for his turn to be able to pull a “perfect” pint once Michelle gets out of the way.

  3. My tradition? To always forget to wear green. Which is funny because green is one of my “go-to” colors. I wear green so often! Yet, for some reason , on St. Patty’s Day, I seem to forget… Today, though, I am prepared. One of students yesterday suggested I make a note to remind myself to wear green, so I did just that. I don’t want to be pinched! Again!! 🙂

    This virtual party and interview was a lot of fun, Melanie! Good job! I hope everyone has a wonderful St. Patty’s Day!

  4. I think your tradition is hilarious, Shawn. My wardrobe consists of very little green. Glad you enjoyed the party and the interview with Sharon.

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