Let the Celebrations Begin

15 Mar 2013 – for St Patrick’s Day


Thu: Happy 8th Bday dear dear Ellie, 2nd grandchild. Will always remember the year she is born as that was also the year when I completed the AT thru’ hike.


Surprised Lawrence by meeting him at the airport and had lunch at Terminal 3 before heading into town to Les&Ivy. Tonight the St Pats celebrations kick off with dinner for UCD visiting medical doctors, dean, professor, John, Muiris, Patrick & Patrick and also in good company of Bebe and Stanley.

Food by Nor Afandi Awang and champagne and wines to compliment the dishes.



2 bottles of Cristal Champagne/2002 with foie gras, smoked salmon and a few other finger food for starter. Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru/1995 with Duo Soup and Singapore Style Noodle with Lobster. Clos de Vougeot/2002 with pasta and sorbet. 2 bottles of Chateau Latour/1989 with the Lamb. Chateau d’yquem lur-saluces/1998 dessert wine with Pina Colada.


After such an evening, had to stay the night as the last bus was way gone. No need for dreams or imaginations of leprechaun! Woke up this morning to wonder if there is any life in the body. Gave myself a cold shower to get back into reality… 🙂

Not even the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow can give this selection of wines and food! This would bust the budget for a year of bills and expenses for me! Soooo blessed to be included and as always much appreciations to Les&Ivy for their gracious generosity and hospitality.


Fri: how wonderful to be able to catch up with CHIJ classmates from 1962 class. This is in honour to Lynne Ong-Micheals who is back in SIN for a short stay. Hope to visit her in Cornwall before or after the UK Coast to Coast hike this summer. Thank you Evelyn for arranging this lovely evening in good company of Penny, Rebecca, Peggy, Lydia, Sylvia, Shirley & Pat at Kepple Club PeraMakan***

A passer-by watched two Irishmen in a park. One was  digging holes and the other was immediately filling them in again. ‘Tell me, ‘said the passer-by, ‘What on earth are you doing?’  

‘Well, ‘said the digger, ‘Usually there are three of us. I dig,  Fergal plants the tree and Sean fills in the hole. Today Fergal is away unwell, but that doesn’t mean Sean and I have to take the day off, does it?

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