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Birthday at ‘The Greenhouse,’ Dublin 2.

Oh, I do love birthdays. I’ll cheekily stretch it into a week. And this year, into a month, between my beloved Donegal home and Dublin. It’s a day for you. Your candles, your cake and your presents. If you’re lucky. As mine falls in June, it’s a nice comma halfway through the year to take stock of my annual sentence. Undoubtedly, there will be the inevitable assessment of how many more grey hairs have appeared, how I still haven’t bought the dream house on Shrewsbury, passed my driving test or learned Italian. But after a few splashes in that paddling pool of self loathing, the realisation of the positives of the year far outweigh nipping to Boots for a box of Nice N’Easy. My favourite part about my birthday is lunch. I love to flirt with the decision on the destination for a few weeks before hand. This year, I settled on a date with’ The Greenhouse.’ By the time my birthday came around at the end of June, the restaurant had already been open …