Friday, August 23, 2013

Summers End

We have had a lovely warm and sunny summer here at Apple Blossom Barn 
The kids have played on the long evenings, making dens in the wood, running through the sun scorched fields
of long grass with a picnic basket..

We spent some time on a little Island off 
France called ile de Re it was so beautiful
with everything painted in muted greys and blues and stunning hollyhocks everywhere. 
We stayed in a canvas lodge on stilts
It really was glamping with a little kitchen
and a little bathroom we all loved it!

So as summer ends and we prepare for 
Back to School time and the start of September it is with lovely memories of 
a wonderful summer .., 

Monday, April 8, 2013

A little catch up

I hope you all have had a lovely Easter break, my kids are back in school today but we had a great time,
day outings to wind swept beaches gorgeous lunch out in a coastal stone cottage in county Clare.
Oh and a trip to Dublin to see loved ones and a visit to Dublin Zoo, Jack and Isabelle loved it
It has been cold and windy still waiting for warmer days hopefully they will come soon oh we have 2 lovely new hens Clara and Blackberry so pretty and shy
Take care

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Aga joy

Hello all I hope you are all well wherever you are It is a dull windy wet day here in my part of Ireland
But the daffodils are doing their best to show me that spring is around he corner but at the moment it feels like a really big corner!!
But I am in love yes head over heals my 70 something year old AGA is finally installed she is a joy warming
the kitchen, warming up little ones pyjamas and slow cooking heart warming comforting stews
It will take a time to get used to her ways especially with baking so if any one can share  some aga friendly
recipes that would be great!

My Springer Spaniel Jessie

Oh and did I need to mention that all dogs love an Aga.........