For the past five years, I've only been home once for St. Patricks Day, and on that occasion I declined making the trip into town to see the usual parade of local car dealerships and tractors with a few green balloons tied to the roof.
Following this unwitting trend I've set for myself, this Paddy's Day I'm in London, on my way to Brussels.
Never fear, I'll be getting into the spirit of things! These photos are from a Paddy's Day celebration in Berlin a couple of years ago.
Eat, drink and be merry!