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St Patrick’s Day In Bethnal Green

March 15, 2016
by the gentle author

Viscountess Boudica is already making her preparations in readiness for St Patrick’s Day on Thursday

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh

In the East End, we owe a debt of gratitude to Viscountess Boudica of Bethnal Green for her inspirational example in observing each of the festivals of the year with passion and gusto. This week finds her togged up like a cheeky Leprechaun and swigging Guinness as if she was born to it, and when I enquired further I discovered this was precisely the case.

“My people were landowners near Dublin but when Elizabeth I sent her army into Ireland, we were forced to flee to France and then we returned to live in Gloucestershire,” she admitted to me with the melancholy refined smile of one from an ancient aristocratic lineage.“Once when I was a child, we were on holiday in Wales and  I stared out to sea – I always felt there was something out there for me,” she continued, getting lost in contemplation as she surveyed the magnificent green and orange decorations that adorned her pink living room.

It was only as an adult that the Viscountess Boudica discovered her true origins. “Even before I found out I was Irish, I knew I was different from everybody else in relating to English culture, ” she confessed to me as she stroked her ginger locks and sipped her Guinness thoughtfully, “Now I’m planning to go to Dublin in search of my roots…”

Éirinn go brách

Cá mbeidh tú ag fliuchadh na seamróige?


Tabhair póg dom, táim Éireannach.

Viscountess Boudica’s jacket with Irish badges from the days she hung out with skinheads

Viscountess Boudica searches for St Patrick’s Day music

Viscountess Boudica recommends The Nolans and Sham 69 for your St Patrick’s Day listening

Viscountess Boudica pulls out one of her old Irish themed coats

Viscountess Boudica models the outfit she has designed for her trip to Dublin in search of her roots

Be sure to follow Viscountess Boudica’s blog There’s More To Life Than Heaven & Earth

Take a look at

Viscountess Boudica’s Domestic Appliances

Viscountess Boudica’s Blog

Viscountess Boudica’s Album

Viscountess Boudica’s Halloween

Viscountess Boudica’s Christmas

Viscountess Boudica’s Valentine’s Day

Read my original profile of Mark Petty, Trendsetter

and take a look at Mark Petty’s Multicoloured Coats

Mark Petty’s New Outfits

Mark Petty returns to Brick Lane

5 Responses leave one →
  1. March 15, 2016

    Dear V B, you look lovely, good luck with your search.

  2. Sarahc permalink
    March 15, 2016

    Think different.. . .as always the viscountess has the best decor.

  3. Linda Granfield permalink
    March 15, 2016

    What a zest for life she has!
    (Practically speaking though, where does she store all the decorations she has for the many holidays?!)

    Easter is coming fast upon St. Patrick’s Day. I can’t wait to see what the Bunny brings to this apartment! More joy!

  4. March 15, 2016

    Dear Viscountess Boudica, I will celebrate St Patrick’s Day too and drink a pint of GUINNESS that day! SKOL!

    Love & Peace

  5. Patty/NS, Canada permalink
    March 15, 2016

    Love your decor for St. Patrick’s Day V. B.! Enjoy your trip to Ireland and I hope you discover lots of new things. Tell us when you return!

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