[This is a guest blog: Orlaith, our hero, is about to "go silent" for a while, as she retreats to Plum Village in France for a week. Meanwhile, Sean and Shona play caretaker. YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary) - as our North American Friends say. ]
So it's Orlaith's Birthday today. Yippee!!
Aside from trying to ensure we got all the apostrophes in the title and the text correct, we'd like to wish our blog host a very Happy Birthday, in the style to which she has accustomed others (is "accustomed others" even English?? - never mind):
We went out to dinner tonight to celebrate the birthday - thanks Pauline. Orlaith was overwhelmed by her birthday presents, in particular a 'teeny tiny' bikini and a muji refillable bottle - how extravagant!
Orlaith has been in the bosom of her family for the last week(s) and is probably ready to live the lifestyle of a monk for a week or so. We're ready for her when she returns.
Have a fab time in Plum Village/ Bordeaux/ London / Madeira ! See you soon!
And finally, what is the French for : "That's right Rita, they're hicks!!!!" ?