Cheers to St. Patrick

Irish_cloverMay you always walk in sunshine;

May you never want for more;

And may Irish angels rest their wings – right beside your door.


Erin Go Brew!   To celebrate the luck of the Irish this weekend, By George offers posts of quotes, Irish facts, and video clips. Cheers!

 Our Favourite Irish Toasts

10 facts on the Irish & St. Patrick’s Day

Kick up your heels… of Irish jigs and dancing 

A Primer on Being Irish




Quips on Love

Here are a dozen quips on the subject of love that are sure to liven up your conversations and toasts through the next few days. Enjoy!

  • Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. – James Baldwin
  • Caution in love? No! That’s like eating a hard-boiled egg with the shell still on it. – Richard Needham
  • Respect is love in plain clothes. – Frankie Byrne
  • The greatest love is a mother’s; then a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s. – Polish proverb
  • He gave her a look you could have poured on a waffle. – Ring Lardner
  • Love teaches even asses to dance. – French Proverb
  • Love, and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Only little boys and old men sneer at love. – Louis Auchincloss
  • All mankind loves a lover. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Let there be spaces in your Togetherness. –  Kahlil Gibran
  • Love reasons without reason. – William Shakespeare
  • If there is anything better than to be loved, it is loving. – Anonymous 


Happy St. Patrick’s Day

May you always walk in sunshine;

May you never want for more;

And may Irish angels rest their wings – right beside your door.


Erin Go Brew!   To celebrate the luck of the Irish this weekend, By George offers posts of quotes, Irish facts, and video clips. Cheers!

Our Favourite Irish Toasts

10 Facts about the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day

Kick up your heels… of Irish jigs and dancing

A Primer on Being Irish

And finally, from Huffington Post Canada, “St. Patrick’s Day 2013: Celebrity Dos And Don’ts Of Going Green” as well as a few videos on how to cook corned beef and cabbage and how to throw a St. Paddy’s Day Party.  Erin Go Brew!!


Bons mots for a Happy New Year!

From the scribes at CG&A COMMUNICATIONS have a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2013! To toast to your health and happiness in the New Year, here is our collection of cheers!



  • Here’s to a bright New Year and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to things that are yet to come and to the memories that we hold.
  • As we start the New Year, let’s get down on our knees to thank God we’re on our feet.
  • May all your troubles in the coming year be as short as your New Year’s resolutions.
  • May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.
  • May the road rise up before you, and the wind be always at your back, and the good Lord hold you in the hollow of his hands.
  • May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept you.
  • Dance as if no one were watching, sing as if no one were listening, and live every day as if it were your last.
  • Welcome are those that are here; welcome all, and make good cheer; welcome all, another year.



  • No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam. – Charles Lamb
  • Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.
  • A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
  • The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.– George William Curtis
  • New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. – Charles Lamb
  • Each age has deemed the new-born year, the fittest time for festal cheer — Sir Walter Scott
  • The merry year is born, like the bright berry from the naked thorn. — Hartley Coleridge
  • Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. — Brooks Atkinson
  • Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols. — Thomas Mann
  • An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in; a pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. – Bill Vaughan
  • Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve – middle age is when you’re forced to. – Bill Vaughn



We meet today

To thank Thee for the era done,

And Thee for the opening one.
– John Greenleaf Whittier

Then sing, young hearts that are full of cheer,

With never a thought of sorrow;

The old goes out, but the glad young year

Comes merrily in tomorrow.
– Emily Miller

New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.

– Hamilton Wright Mabie

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.

– Henry Ward Beecher

Ring out the old, ring in the new,

Ring, happy bells, across the snow:

The year is going, let him go;

Ring out the false, ring in the true
– Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

10 Great Christmas Toasts

champagne-glass-mdHere are ten of our favourite Christmas toasts. We trust your gatherings with Family and friends are wonderful through this holiday… Cheers!  

  • May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
  • May peace, love and prosperity follow you always.
  • May the Blessings of Christmas be with you today and always.
  • May the closeness of friends, the comfort of home, and the unity of our nation, renew your spirits this holiday season
  • May the Good Lord fulfill you with His promises and bestow on you His many blessings
  • May the Holiday Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.
  • May the Joy and Peace of Christmas be with you now and throughout the new year.
  • May the peace and joy of the holiday season be with you throughout the coming year.
  • May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love at Christmas and always
  • Merry Christmas May God bless you richly throughout this holiday season.


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