Lay Rituals

Saturday Morning at Farmers Market – Cupcake Heaven and Knockalara Cheese Stalls

On Saturdays I stroll to farmers’ market to get my favourite strawberry cream cupcake and coffee. My husband & son follow.

In Waterford the farmers market is held in John Roberts Square. This is something I grew so looking forward to and yet has only started as a way of getting groceries for the weekend.

We get freshly ground coffee, cupcakes from the Cupcake Heaven stand or Granny Maddock’s, sit on the bench nearby and enjoy the morning. We later buy delicious cheese from the German cheesemakers Agnes and Wolfgang and fantastic round sourdough bread. We’re probably addicted to Eamonn’s Organic Eggs!

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Birthday Tea Party in Kennedy’s Arboretum,
Head gears required!;-)

Never have I followed the capricious Irish weather forecast as religiously as in the days leading to this little birthday tea party of mine. And in the end I was none the wiser! Only pure luck and the mighty oak that sheltered us from the recurring drizzle made the whole thing possible in Kennedy’s Arboretum.

My lovely guests poured in bringing good wishes and presents, each wearing a head gear – creative head attires were required – and there was a competition for the best hat.

Ballots were cast to a bowler and the winners were Hazel and Willie in their fantastic creations made out of a halved football with tennis balls attached on both sides for the green mickey mouse ears effect – just in time for the Wimbledon finals! Congratulations and thanks so much to you and everyone who participated.

Winners were awarded with a jar of divine apple & chilli chutney from Tastefully Yours also used generously in some of the tea sandwiches.

I have to say – it was all well worth the effort (what a hectic Sunday morning it was though trying to fit it all – and the baby! – into the car, and then unload, carry and unpack) to give myself a chance to wear this beautiful pink vintage veiled hat from Vintage Trig and indulge in Cupcake Heaven strawberry cupcakes.

Apologies Adam that I lost it the moment we were already late and you decided to yet get that latte at the petrol station for all the things I said to you then and would rather not quote here.

Thanks to Arthur for sleeping soundly the whole thing through under the tree and letting me enjoy the party – how considerate of you!

For anyone considering a similar sportĀ  – these picnic benches are damn heavy!;-)