13 December 2018 — Helsinki, Finland
It was an honour to host the Irish Ambassador, Her Excellency Maeve Collins at such a timely moment in history. While her talk and our discussion was off the record, most of us will agree that whatever was said could change within 24 hours and hence, any report would no longer be applicable or trustworthy. She was not only gracious but astute in her observations regarding Brexit.
The party was held at Nomad Cellars, a private wine club in the heart of Helsinki. Since most of us would be indulging in Finnish Christmas at a later stage, Indian food was served with samosas as starters, curry chicken and dhal as a main course and a chocolate-mascarpone cake for dessert which Bilal Dalklic, a board member, generously donated.
Thanks to André and Bilal for helping with transportation and setting up. Here’s wishing you all a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.