Monday, 22 September 2014 12:24 pm Calm Cordoba & Grande Granada I am getting further and further behind with our travelogue, but being a mature Virgo I just can’t give up! We are now in Granada, but you have not even met Cordoba, and we are soon to leave here too.  We packed and departed […]

Monday, 29 September 2014 9:14 pm Sitting it out in Sitges   Well, I’m sitting here at the dining room table looking out over the sea and trying not to feel grumpy! It’s been raining, and not on those bloody plains, like it is supposed to in Spain, but on my beach that I had […]

Thursday, 9 October 2014 1:39 pm We have been to “a lovely Party!” *   Well it’s time I pulled the finger out and just got on with it! Find yourself a magnum of wine and start reading, (after this week 1500ml magnums are the new 750ml bottle). When last I wrote we were departing […]

Friday, 17 October 2014 11:47 pm A novel in several parts, but it’s ‘the end’!   Well, the party is well and truly over! We are sitting at the American Airlines Club at Charles de Gaulle awaiting our first flight to London, and then the big trek down under to Oz. Apart from a small […]

I could say some people are just slow learners; however in this case, it’s a group of highly inquisitive and motivated cooks who love to set me a lot of challenges. They started out as guests over twenty-two years ago and then added the cooking school option a few years later. In the early years […]

Over the 27 years that we have run Thorn Park in both of its incarnations (by the vines and Country House), we have obviously met many, many guests. This weekend’s group was our serious ‘wino’s’. They have decamped in Clare every winter for the past twenty five years and set David on a mission to […]

A note on my travelogues When Michael and I travel overseas, I have been in the habit of writing emails to our friends. These seem to have taken on a life of their own as ‘friends of friends’ ask to be added to the mailing list. I then get emails from people who I have […]