So the pre birthday celebrations continued yesterday. We met our friends Al and Eddie at the Blue Monkey Bar last night and sat outside. It was great! We know quite a lot of their friends now and we were a mixed bunch of ex-pats (Americans, UK, Irish, South Africa...) and natives! The waiters were hilarious, real crowd pleasers and then someone (thanks Al) let them know it was my Birthday. I got a free drink concoction, burning alcohol mixed with other shots until it was green :-) And then a dessert of exotic fruit and the whole outside bar sang Happy Birthday to me. But it was really nice and a pleasant start to my Birthday, a few beers with lovely company !