Monday, September 28, 2009

Princess for a day...or two...

Among my people! The Irish I mean, not royalty.  A day at 12th century Ashford castle included a walk about the grounds, visiting the stables, a drive about past the road and house featured in the 1950's John Wayne movie The Quiet Man, tea with cucumber sandwiches (below) and riotously funny dinner in the dungeon with Paula, Gail, Mark and Nestro. 

Lamb, scalloped potatoes and plum crumble on the menu (below). Now dreamily sitting in the formal drawing room with a roaring fire in the fireplace, all quiet and a half moon peeks out from behind a cloud over the lake Pinkham-Ryder style. To bed , to bed, very sleepy head. A full day tomorrow of 40-greens and falconery.