Saturday, January 29, 2011

the big day out

Oh what a wonderful day we had yesterday. We travelled back to East Cork to spend the day with friends.
We arrived at my wonderful friend Lucy's house mid morning, just in time for home cooked pancakes and incredible coffee. We talked and talked, and the kids played and played until lunch time.
Lucy and Patrick are very lucky to be a part of and live right next door to the Ballymaloe Cookery school, so we wandered across at lunch time to partake of Saturday Pizza. Oh my was it good! We had 3 types, pepperoni, plain garlic and goats cheese and rocket.

It was so yummy, Rebe and Benny ate a full 12" pizza between them and begged for more.

There was a wonderful relaxed atmosphere.

Benny had borrowed a toy drill from Lucy's daughter Merrily and did much fixing of the place.

The cookery school grows it's own produce and also has chickens, cows and pigs. All of which we got to visit. The kids particularly loved the pigs, who gobbled up handfuls of grass they picked for them (and one even tried to nibble Rebe's coat to much giggling).

But that wasn't the end of our day. We had been invited to a very special friends 5th Birthday party at an indoor play area near by...
The kids ran and tired themselves out and ate Helen's incredible Lego cake, until I nearly had to carry them to the car.
It was a wonderful day filled with memories we'll treasure.
Today we are going to have a calm day filled with peace, and playing and baking and stories.
Hope you all had wonderful weekends too :-)

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