18 Mar 2016 – Happy Birthday Linn
Wed: nice to catch up with Soakkoon who is visiting from KL. Tkx to Ivy for lunch at Dempsey Rd Dome***and their refreshing citron presse never fail to disappoint me. Ivy had the soup and we all shared a chicken pie, beef salad and 2 pieces of cake – perfect portions with no food wasted.
Appreciations to SIN Irish Ambassador, his wife &Mrs Keating and the staff of the Irish Embassy for a lovely St Patrick’s Day reception.
With Irish dance and music, free-flowing of Guinness, wines and a yummy spread of Irish dishes brought back wonderful Irish memories.
Great to catch up with some of the IGAS members; tkx to TongNgee for being the perfect gentleman and to Carmel for the ride. Enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Conrad Centennial.
Thu: Happy Paddy’s Day to all celebrating, especially to Linn, Pat & Kat who were born in the Emerald Isles and to bros, sis and cousins who spent more than a decade there. Arrived there in Aug1965 with the feeling of lost and loneliness then. This day there was usually wet and grey! B/W1965 pix downloaded from RTE archives.
Dinner for this special day, no green cabbage, corn-beef or beer but the colour scheme is Irish and the Shanagarry pottery plates are from my 1960s Dublin days 🙂
Fri: to my beautiful first-born, born 42yrs ago in 1974Dublin/Ireland – Happy Birthday Linn. Above 2pix from 1974 and 2014.
Norway 1975 Nesøya, 1978 Tromsø, 1985 Kolsås; USA 1992 Casselberry/FL
Dearest Linn, love and miss you. Hugs from mom.
You taught me what unconditional love feels like.
You changed everything.
You turned me into a mom.
And even though you are not my only child, you will always be my first.