Thursday, December 16, 2021


We started with chocolate eclairs & tea from the Avoca Handweavers consumed outdoors under the giant cedar pendula. Then off we set up the Little Sugar Loaf to walk off the bajillion calories. It was a sunny day, crisp & cool, too lovely to be spent indoors working frantically on the renovation of my website & book edit deadline. Yes, there's a new book coming out in May 2022. More about that anon. For the moment let's just enjoy the beauty of the Irish landscape & the fairy path of mushrooms we met on the way. 


Friday, December 10, 2021

Christmas Treat with Daughter

Off we went on a cold sunny day, digital certs in hand, to Powerscourt House for lunch; then a tour of the gardens; then on to the even posher five-star Powerscourt Hotel, for tea and scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam. The gingerbread castle is real! Their chefs are famous for making these huge, mouth-watering creations.