To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Toronto, Sunday, March 17, it is essential to have a great costume and tons of green paraphernalia. You know, the whole works: emerald-green wigs, shamrocks in every shape and size, imaginative green costumes, leprechaun hats….oops, and of course, the funny sunglasses! Whew.
Yes, you will need the sunglasses to see Trinidad and Tobago born Dr. Jennylynd (Lindy) James, author of Escape from Eire- A Memoir of Love and Adventure in Ireland returning to the Irish fold and doing “she ting” tinged with a Carnival twist – if even for a day. Yes, James lived in Ireland before coming to Canada.
“Escape from Ireland is a memoir that gives insight into Irish attitudes and traits as seen through the Eyes of a new immigrant. It shows how hard work and determination, combined with an easy going, fearless attitude can bring great success against the odds. The story coincides with the fall of the Celtic Tiger,” James said.
This comment from a reader is a measure of what to expect: :it will be of interest for anyone who is thinking of starting a small business. It’s certainly very enlightening. What struck me most about your book was just how hard you worked. As the mother of a teenager, that second last chapter had me in tears”.
James, studied Food Sciences at McGill University and worked in this field for over 15 years in Trinidad, United States and Ireland.
“In Ireland, I developed Bad Boy Sauces, my own range of Caribbean style sauces and seasonings,” James told The Camera. And she ran this business for 5 years with ‘artistic flair’.
“Go raibh mile maith agat Eire. Thanks Ireland for all the wonderful memories: catch you later, ‘when Irish Eyes are smiling’ at the Irish Day Parade. Ent?