|These slid down very nicely in Connemara|
Picture by Airy.
|Towser relaxes at 'tay'. Picture by Airy.|
|Another 'Airy' pic - fooling around at the 'Quiet Man' statue|
in Cong village in Connemara.
|Airy's 'clever' camera can do these sepia|
'monochrome' effects. This one she called
|Sticky toffee (date) pudding. The pudding rose so well that|
there was no room in the dish for the sticky sauce, so Liz
served it separately.
|Chilling with (l to r) Towser, Deefer and Poppy|
|Langoustines or "Dublin Bay Prawns" if you prefer.|
|A fried breakfast for the final morning|
of the visit.
with its bread ovens, spit roasters and smokers. Apparently the 'toffs' did not want to actually speak to the servants, so they'd come to the gallery and lower menus and recipes down on a string to the staff working below, or simply bring the guests to come and watch the work like some kind of spectator-sport! This (kitchen) had been boxed in (luckily without being ripped out!) by the end so that the old lady had only one servant and a tiny kitchen built within the old galleried room. It is worth a look and we will be back to that one too. Mazy will love it,
Well, all good things must come to an end, and we had to feed Airy our 'traditional' last breakfast before taking her to the airport and bidding her farewell. Guests always seem to enjoy our 'fries' and they feel well set up for avoiding airline fodder and the long wait till they can get to a proper kitchen again. I hope she won't mind me saying she was a real joy to 'have'. Thank you, Airy. We meant it when we said you could have stayed Christmas if you'd fancied it and you will be most welcome back when you come back; perhaps we will pick a less rainy day to try Connemara, next time!
|A nice Stilton at last!|
Well, this is likely the last post I write before the big day, so please all my readers have a brilliant and memorable Christmas. Good Luck, Now.