I am back. I am sure you are wondering where I went. I will tell you. I have been living in the lap of 'country-house luxury' in Waterford followed by the lap of 'beach-house luxury' in Wexford for the past week. And long may the Irish sunshine last as never before have I experienced such good weather, good moods and an Ireland full of happy holiday makers.
I didn't do much cooking, it was mostly barbeques, salads and a bowl of spaghetti here and there, but what a welcome break from the school run, the routine of uniforms, homework and school lunches.
The freckle count is at an all time high and everyone slept well every day after hot sunshine, cool sea breezes and toasted marshmallows by the fire. Perfect.
My kitchen re-opens tomorrow with a communion cake required for the weekend and I obtained an amazing carrot cupcake recipe which will have to be tried.
Its good to be back, I hope you are all well.