While I was lucky enough to enjoy cider, cheese, huge amounts of chocolate, and American company on my birthday here in Vila, Peter’s birthday fell after we had been back on the island for several weeks. Since manples (locals) don’t generally celebrate birthdays–indeed they wouldn’t generally remember when to celebrate them–I figured it was up to me to make Peter feel celebrated as he enters his 5th decade. Luckily, I was completely wrong about that. I did a terrible job planning ahead, but our island friends and family more than made up for it!
The end! Or at least that’s all I captured with the camera. Hurry and enjoy before he gets into town and sees what pictures I’ve posted of him. 😉