18 Mar 2009 – To my first daughter Linn, Happy 35th Bday
15Mar- St Pat’s Day Parade was held not the actual day so that people could take part on the weekend. Amelia flew in from Jakarta for the day and it was great catching up with her & Steve. Discovered that she celebrated her Bday same day as Ellie (14Mar), belated happy Bday, Amelia Power. This year St Pat did not clear the torrential rains as we matched across the SIN River on SIN’s oldest and only suspension Cavenagh Bridge; the bands did a fantastic job to keep the spirits high.
School holidays started Mon and will last for the whole of this week, will try my best to avoid the library and public places! Celebrated Pat Lynn‘s 40th Bday a day earlier because of the reception. 17Mar- Irish Ambassador Richard O’Brien hosted the yearly St Patrick’s Day Reception at the Hyatt last night with the most scrumptious spread and the bread pudding is to die for! Thank you Brian, Hyatt’s Irish chef. This year is the best I have tasted and I have been tasting your bread pudding since Brendon Lyons took his position as the first Irish Ambassador in SIN, Jun 2000.
Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. We want people to enjoy themselves and learn something about the great culture and traditions of Ireland – John Keane