St Patrick’s Day

I’ll keep this short and sweet.

It was St Patrick’s Day (March 17th, in case you didn’t know).

We’ve been planning this for months – since our last Movie Night in October.  The plan was simple, invite people, ask them all to bring something small to eat and share, provide some sort of wine, show a movie and reserve the right to serve Irish Coffees at the end of the night.

The day before, I revisited my childhood by making paper shamrock chains and paper garlands.  It was a lot of fun pretending I was eight years old again… only now I’m allowed to use the stapler and the scissors! Woohoo!


Is this Irish enough?


I thought my shamrocks and flags worked out well!


The screen in place


Munster had to make an appearance too (of course)


Helpful signage : “Ireland wants YOU! to pour your own drink” and “Irish Coffee… Just Ask”


More helpful signage.

And then people started to arrive.  Some of them (well, two of them) had gone all out and made little shamrocks to wear.


Chris’ dad was Irish. He knows what he’s doing

And our table filled up with food.  Lots and lots of food.

DSCN5177It was almost emptied by the time the evening ended.  What was left turned into tonight’s dinner.

Then, finally, we watched our chosen movie, The Guard, in English with French subtitles.  I’d forgotten just how much cursing is in it, but it was interesting to see how clean the French translation was.  It didn’t have the same ring, I feel.


I think the movie went down well.  It’s one I like, and Brendan Gleeson is a great actor.

Finally, Irish coffees were drunk.  So was Martine, so there are no photos of them.

A good night was had by all.



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