As per tradition, St Patty’s day weekend was spent covered in green makeup, stickers and fake tattoos. This year we did not need to brave the crowds, we enjoyed the parade from my conveniently placed ‘balcony’ after green pancakes and baileys with coffee for breakfast. For the first time ever (for me) I was enjoying the day in a t-shirt (there may have been pants too). A welcome change after years of freezing, wet parades.