Happy St Patrick’s Day, everyone. It’s a strange day today. Even though I haven’t been to the parade for years (I thought I had done my duty long enough, taking my kids to the parade for a minimum of ten years), it feels weird that today will not be celebrated in public. No fly-over at noon, no drunks staggering ’round the city centre, either. I am home alone as Mister and Miss have decided to indulge in the one “sport” that you can safely play these days: They are hiking in the Wicklow mountains, up to Prince William’s Seat. And I am trying to do some work that needs silence – I want to shoot a couple of videos.
But most of all I want to post here. And I am interrupting the newly started Distraction Challenge with the customary RAPS post. In the last few years I have made it a tradition to create a RAPS on the occasion of St Patrick’s Day. To be honest, it is getting harder and harder to find some snazzy Irish slogan’s to put in those little boxes… But *phew*, found one for 2020.
Um, no, “I love lipbalm” is not the Irish slogan I meant… I just kept the outside of the tin more or less intact – best way to disguise something is to just leave it as it is… But not on the inside. The lipbalm has been removed and replaced with…
Get your Irish on, Seán Proctor!
Doesn’t he look gorgeous in velvet green? He deserves a flower in his hair! This is a pretty small tin, only 5.5cm x 4.5cm (2 1/8′ x 1 3/4′), so there was not that much space. I *had to* include a shamrock, of course, but I decided to forego the candle hole.
So, anyone want this? I think we need to get some happy mail out there, the times are dark and hard. So I am going to send this thing anywhere in the world. Leave me a comment here and you are in – no matter whether you are Irish, of Irish ancestry, married to an Irish man, have once sat next to an Irishman/woman on a plane or drunk a pint of Guinness in an Irish pub… Raffle closes 11.59pm (GMT), Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Good luck!
Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!