Today, as I’m sure many of you are aware, is St Patrick’s Day. Irishmen and women around the world will be celebrating though, sadly, most of the festivities will be going on behind closed doors.
It will be a muted affair.
As far as I’m aware, the Irish in the county of Kent have never attempted to follow the example of Boston in America and turn the Medway green. I did consider a bit of Photoshop trickery, but decided against it.
So, to the Irish in the county – and Plastic Paddies like me (English-born of Irish parents) – have a very happy day. Actually, this is my wish to all readers of this blog, irrespective.
I hope I’m not breaking copyright by repeating this Irish blessing…
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Don’t hit the Guinness or whiskey (with an ‘e’) too hard.