Birthdays are special, this year it was something else. My kids Mihika and Kedar, asked mom what do YOU want to do on your birthday? As we recently moved to Goa and haven't explored the nearby islands yet, I decided to go to Divar island with Make It Happen. We met Amreen, our storyteller for the trip, at Ribandar ferrypoint to go across to Divar. I have met Amreen on earlier walks so I was happy to meet her again, she and kids hit off well. From the minute go it was a very engaging morning. Greeted by Louis Rodriguez serenading us with his guitar, sang the birthday song, I was so touched, and a few more goan and Portuguese songs which we all sang along with. All this was at Agnes Monteiro's heritage home. She welcomed us to her home as if we were been friends or close family. A delicious homemade breakfast spread, special mention about the Allebelle, so well made, followed by a look around the house, the hundred years or so old stepwell and her vintage crockery. Then started the trip around the island, saw the temples , a water tank in the temple, a rakhandaar spot, a church and sluice gates, then a special cross, all along Amreen's stories, anecdotes kept us wanting for more. The morning flew by so quickly and the weather gods were also kind that day, it was a great start to my special day. As l say Make It Happen Makes It Happen!!!