After reading about all of my American friends whose children were building leprechaun traps in hopes of being taken to pots of gold at the end of rainbows, I decided that perhaps we should get into the St. Patrick's Day celebrations as well. I asked around to a few friends to see if they would be doing anything for St. Paddy's Day and the usual response was a strange and questioning look on peoples faces. There would be a very tiny percentage of people in our tiny population of New Zealand who actually acknowledge St. Patrick's Day. I decided that we would be the first in our tiny town to do something "Irish" for the occasion. Beef with Guinness, potatoes with parsley, sauteed cabbage and Baileys mousse with whipped cream and praline was my ode to the festivities. 9 adults and 10 children came over for our official St. Patrick's Day party and it was a huge success! Wearing green and drinking an assortment of Irish stout, whiskey and baileys we enjoyed the first of hopefully many to come Leigh village St. Patrick's Day annual celebration dinners!