Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bon Voyage' Hop on board to Ireland!

Welcome! I thought it might be a good idea to connect now so that when I take off on the 4th, if you'd like, you'll be ready to come along to Ireland. While blogging about people, places, things and lessons from the kitchen and garden at Ballymaloe, I'll post photos as well. Here's a preview of what's to come.

Schedule: (click sights)
3 Hour stop over @ Heathrow (serious people watching) A blog/photo must.
Cork City, Ireland: Thursday Aug. 5th- Sunday August 8th @ Gabriel House Guesthouse. Will blog on people, shopping, restaurants, coffee drinking, any interesting landmarks, choir singing @ St. Mary's Dominican Church on Sunday, and any surprises that come about.
Ballymaloe Cookery School: Sunday August 8th (evening)- Saturday August 21st
The school has a 100 acre organic garden in the center of it. The largest organic garden at a cooking school in the world. Run by Darina Allen, who apparently is the Martha Stewart of Ireland, (I had no idea) became a friend of my mothers when mom attended the cooking school many years ago. My mother often told me, she thought Ballymaloe was the most beautiful place she had seen. The weekend of August 14th-15th I'll visit Midleton (there's a castle) and Ballycotton ( a little town at the edge of the sea).
3 Hour stop-over @ Heathrow Saturday, August 21st (more people watching time) back to the states.

Everything is packed (light and minimally) and I'm ready to take off soon. A ten hour flight to London. I anticipate an interesting sort of adventure at Heathrow. It can be quit entertaining sitting in an airport, studying the many different people walking by. It's especially fun when you're listening to your Ipod with a beautiful keynote playing, watching people move about to the rhythm. Something like the best motion picture ever, and you're the screenwriter imagining and creating a story line.
Bon Voyage" See you in London!

Stay tuned for The Adventure at Heathrow.


  1. I am so excited for you and to follow Emerald Light. Thank you so much for setting this up so I can come along for the sights and experiences.

    Bon Voyage, beautiful sister. Love you, Elizabeth

  2. Thanks sis!
    I'm so thankful that we have this amazing technology so we can all go together. I'm looking forward to meeting Darina and working at Ballymaloe. I have plans to visit a little seaside town, Ballybotton, where a re-known potter, Stephen Pearce works and has a studio.
    Love you and thinking of you!

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  4. Dahwlinks!!!!

    I am soooo happy for you! I will be following your every step. Can't wait to see all the sights! XO

  5. Chreeeeese. I left a message to your comment on FB. Geez! I'm just getting use to this blog.
    Thanks for joining. I'm really looking forward to this journey.
    Love you!

  6. the blog look beautiful and I know you'll have a wonderful that we can see and 'be with you' as it unfolds!

  7. Hey Tina, I'm so grateful you are providing us the means to vicariously experience your Ireland trip with you. The only thing better would be to be right along side you, except for maybe the hard work at the farm =)
    Can't wait to catch up sometime when you return, Hope you and all your family are well
    I can't tell how you homesick this picture made me feel wow what a tug on the heart.
    Miss u bunches!

  8. Zina P. This blog is ahwaysome!! I know you will have an amazing time and have such a positive impact on all the lucky people who get to meet you. I can't wait to follow your trip.

    Love the orange purse btw.

    Love you . Stay safe.


  9. Hi Duane,
    I'm so glad you're following this. So good to hear from you. Hope to make it to Tucson sooner then later.
    Love you!

  10. Casey Dawlinks!
    Glad you'll be following. I'll keep up on any Irish fashions worth blogging about. My purse is a Worthington found at a thrift store for a grand total of $2. It was in ace condition. It's more of a chestnut color. I think it'll go nicely with the green of Ireland. Plus it's so bright so I won't loose it.
    Love you!

  11. Thanks Debb for joining. Got my chef jacket and garden shoes. I'm ready for work.
    Love to you!

  12. Teenzaboppa,
    Finally....away you go to explore and learn on the Emerald Isle. Can you set us up with "scratch &taste"?
    Nadia and I are enjoying the water sports here in Michigan.
    Tried "tube-ing" yesterday in Lake St. Claire which was hilarious fun.
    Glad to have the ability to be two places at once. thanks to you!

  13. Hey Tonseybalonsey,
    Glad you're enjoying yourself with your family.
    I'll wave to you when I pass over Michigan.
    Thanks for hopping on board.
    Love you! Hugs to Nadia and the rest of the family