Tag Archives: St Patrick’s Day

“Mammy will have to spank your bottom”

“I love your accent” said Scott as he poured me a mimosa in a pint glass. “Thanks, ” I said wryly “All the gay men do.” Tom, Mike and I were having a breakfast drink at Annies in Washington DC … Continue reading

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Celebrating St. Patrick: A Cook’s Guide

 <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/1529746/?claim=subwa7h59fw”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> St. Patrick’s Day will fall on a Monday this year, one month from now.  It remains to be seen if revelers will make a long weekend of it, or if the pubs will suffer … Continue reading

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The Full Irish Breakfast–Itchy Ankle Style

The world has been swimming in front of my eyes since St Patrick’s day. There are those who will blame my Black Velvet cocktails (Guinness, Pro Secco, and just a suspicion of  Gin)  but I attribute my seasickness to a … Continue reading

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Sailing into the Sunset

We’d got the hang of the boating life by the time we joined the Western Union sunset sail at 6:30pm. Godiva had even swapped her sarong for cropped pants. On the dock and up and down Duval Street, everything was … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day in Key West

Celebrating all that is green, white and gold in the southernmost corner of the sunshine state

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Doris takes a dim view

  Doris’s latest letter below refers to information the Crone shared about a particularly new age spa she visited in Scottsdale last week.  You can read the Crone’s letter here, catch up on the whole Doris Brazil correspondence here and learn … Continue reading

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Potato recipes for St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s day is nearly upon us and, following the success of last year’s recipes, the Crone feels obliged to share with you some more Irish ideas for keeping body and soul together. As before, these recipes are not her … Continue reading

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The definitive list of everything that’s great about Northern Ireland

The Crone has been accused of hating on her homeland because of her recent bitter words about the province that gave the world Iris Robinson, the Titanic and DeLorean cars. In fact, she is very proud of her Northern Irish heritage and … Continue reading

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Ten Years To Remember

The papers and tv channels are full of retrospectives of the first 10 years of the century–the noughties. Those who care for the official record can check out the decade in three minutes here but the Crone offers her own stand-out … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day Recipes–with thanks to an Irish Aunt.

Far and away the most popular posting on this blog is Auntie Dot’s Wheaten Bread Recipe, leading the Crone to presume that either her Aunt has a fanbase of millions, or that there is an unassuaged world appetite for Irish … Continue reading

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