Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
And a slide show of all the pictures taken that day!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
And of course the ususal slideshow:
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Alexander you may remember was also featured in my Easter Sunday photo slide show as I had Brunch with him, his sister, Charlotte and his Mummy, Maria and some more friends.
Apparently Alexander has been under the weather with a fever and I am happy to report is back to his happy go luck self again which is contributed to the wonderful healing properties of Irish Brown Bread.
Alexander and Charlotte have had one of my famous brown bread kits and Alexander and his Mummy decided to make it recently. Here are some pictures to show you what a great job he did:
And here is Charlotte enjoying eating the results of all Alexanders hard work:
Charlotte since you were at school and missed out on making the bread I will make you your own very special kit anytime you want it.
I am so glad you all enjoyed the Irish Brown Bread and that it has such magic powers to make Alexander better from his fever.
Oh and I should probably note that the Maria mention in the post below who sang with me at Andrea and Gerry's wedding is Alexanders and Charlotte's Mummy. We know each other a long time now and sang together at St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco for a number of years and have been really good friends since. Here is a picture take of the two of us on Easter Sunday:
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
From all accounts it seems like a big success and Gerry looks really happy in the last picture with his big slice of brown bread. It is breakfast time in Cork as I write this and I am having my brown bread slightly toasted with lots of Kerrygold butter!
There is another Cork connection to the Murphy family as in preparation to Andrea and Gerry's wedding I was asked to sing along with my friends Maria and Catherine. One of the hymns that Andrea picked was the Lourdes Ave Maria. No where in San Francisco was the music to be had but the words were available. On the Thursday before the wedding I got the words by email and I smiled as I had sung this hymn since I was a very young child. I knew exactly where to get the music.
A late night phone call was made to Len, my Dad, in Cork with the instruction to go to our parish church, go to the choir loft and get the music. As it was early morning in Wilton, Len headed up to 10 AM mass. There he encountered another hurdle as the choir loft was locked but with the help of Don Moran the door was miraculously opened ( I think without a key both must have been boy scouts) . The music was scanned and emailed at Brian, my brothers office and when I got out of bed in San Francisco next morning I had it sitting in my Inbox.
Gerry and Andrea's wedding was a very touching ceremony but I must admit there was tears in my eyes for most of it but mostly when I sang the Lourdes Ave Maria when the Mothers walked up the aisle. I closed my eyes and I remembered all the times that I sang it as a little girl in Ireland especially during the month of May at school in front of our May alter.
Skip forward to 4th September 2006, the Honan Chapel, University College Cork a 2pm wedding is just about to start. A choir from San Francisco are singing, the Bride arrives and the music changes to the Lourdes Ave Maria as the Mothers and Bridesmaids walk up the aisle. The music sheet the choir are singing from is the exact music that was scanned and emailed for Andrea and Gerry's wedding as this was my wedding day. I was inspired by Andrea to use this wonderful hymn that honors Mary our Mother as part of our wedding ceremony.
Gerry are you sure with a name like Murphy that you are not from Cork??