Happy St Patrick’s Day! Or Paddy’s Day, but never Patty’s Day, ok? A patty is a burger, also a woman’s name. It is not the patron saint of Ireland whom this day is named for. And no mention of leprechauns, because, you know, groan. Can I just say that Lucky Charms are and American cereal and that it has nothing to do with us!
We don’t dye things green in Ireland, rivers or beer or foodstuff generally, but that is not to say that we don’t celebrate. We do, it is an important day. And I still do even now in London. It is even more important for me now, to plug in to my Irishness and catch up with my Irish friends. To have a laugh and to sing a song. To celebrate Irish friends, food and culture.