This past weekend saw a lot of excitement at The Barn. First, there was the build-up to Orla’s 3rd birthday, with Orla organising invitations for her guests and discussing the cake and other arrangements with Jennifer.
Then of course, the big day happened to coincide with Labor Day here in the US, so it was a public holiday and most of us were off work. Everyone was all geared up for the barbecue. There was only one problem – the weather. Monday turned out to be a horrendous day, with torrential downpours all day.  That pretty much put paid to the idea of dining al fresco, so instead of using the grill we fired up the AGA and held the party indoors.

Monday also saw the arrival of Fr. Eoghan from Dublin, who is over to officiate at RB’s wedding on Saturday next. Unfortunately, we weren’t fully able to convince him that the party was in his honour… The big excitement, though, was the arrival of Barney. Despite my cycnicism, Jennifer pulled out all the stops and the purple dinosaur was a spectacular hit, especially with Orla who had a smashing time. In fact, we all did; pictures are here !


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