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Friday 17 March 2006

St Patrick's Day - 17th March 2006

As a Briton who is one quarter Irish (a grandfather came from a small village near Cork) I have a certain ancestral affection for the 'Emerald Isle'. For this weekend's celebrations in Northern Ireland, some civil servants in Belfast have helped to redecorate the reptile house at Belfast Zoo by giving it a lick of green. No doubt I shall celebrate in my own eccentric way by having a liqueur glass of Creme de Menthe this evening.

Happy St Patrick's Day to all my readers!

UPDATE: (Friday 17MAR06 10.40 GMT) It seems that my St Patrick's Day sentiments of 'bonhomie' are not shared, so far as gays are concerned, by the organisers of the St Patrick's Day parade in New York. Twats!

2nd UPDATE: (Saturday 18MAR06 11.05 GMT) But the Americans, some of them at least, are finally wising up to Gerry Adams - this one made me smile!

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