March is my favourite month of year. Not only is it my birthday, my Dad, and my brother-in-law's birthday this month, in fact I know tons of March babies, but March also marks the beginning of spring. Hooray! I love the crisp spring air, the birds chirping in the mornings, the longer days, and the flowers blooming. The weather finally turned in London and we are experiencing a mild 14 Celsius (59 Farenheit)...finally!
March has also been a very eventful month, so our month in review by numbers:
1 engagement celebration: a soiree dubbed 'the night of the fruit cake' in Mayfair for our friends Mona and JC. What a night! We've received many engagement announcements this year-- many congratulations to all the recently engaged couples!
At least half a dozen birthdays: my birthday, my dad, brother-in-law, college roommates, cousins, friends, co-workers ...the list goes on! Happy Birthday Everyone!
1 Olympic Gold medal game: USA vs. Canada over dinner at Casa di Lily + Keenan; we didn't exactly watch the game; we followed the scores courtesy of the world wide web.
1 Trip: to Barcelona, Espana with our friends from home. Wait, make that two as we leave to South Africa on a red-eye on 30th March.
3 Visitors: Our couple friend Lena and Brent; and Steve from DC, who went to the same "economics" camp in Santa Barbara where Keenan and I met some 11 years ago. So great to see everyone!
2 Random Connections: too long to explain here...
1 St. Patty's Day: It's not a big celebration here in the U.K.; but we still celebrated over a few pints of Guinness at our local pub.
Photo taken in Dublin 8/2009:
2 Kebob Joints: Patogh Persian on Edgeware Road with my favorite Londoners; and Tayyab for oh so yummy lamb chops with Brent and Lena on their last night before they flew back to San Francisco/NYC.
1 New Camera: A new Nikon DSLR 5000D
Snap happy on Battersea Rise:
1 bottle of Lagavulin Scotch: enjoyed by Keenan and friends - Paul, Steve, and of course Brent G. (thanks again for the gift Brent!)
1 super fun photo shoot along Notting Hill's Portobello Road --- theme: Alice in Wonderland.
Team OUTNUMBERED -- 3 Yankees and 1 Brit
Team OUTNUMBERED: Three females and Keenan:
Team OUTNUMBERED was runner up for the category "Best Interpretation of a Phrase" - "fell to the ground." (see below; but the winning photo was from a different angle).
Happy spring everyone!