Thursday, 28 July 2011
with the O'Rahilly clan
Suzy in Brussels, April 2010 with the rest of the O'Rahilly clan.......(Emer (our mum), me, Steve, Mona (our aunt) and lovely Suzy)
What a fine time we had..., Steve was receiving an award for his research from Princess Mathilde of the Belgians, so the family went on the Eurostar to Brussels.
The champagne reception, the ceremony, the perfect Belgian restaurant for lunch (chosen by Steve of course)... all made for a wonderful day. Our mother even managed to suggest to the Princess that the Royal couple might like to visit Ireland. I think that, technically, that was a breach of protocol but Mathilde seemed very keen.
Suzy was in flying form, full of the joys of Spring (despite the dust cloud from the Icelandic volcano having nearly scuppered our travel plans from Ireland and England).
The sun was out, the beers were cool and very Belgian, even the Eurostar managed to put on food that was digestible. Only a 24 hour snapshot in time, but a treasured memory of the whole clan celebrating and in high spirits. Suzy was so proud, so supportive, so overjoyed. She was radiant then but as we know Suzy will always be radiant.
Your loving sister-in-law,