Goodbye Ballycotton….Hello Ballymaloe Cookery School

It was a very Sunny Day at the Harbor in Ballycotton
It was a very Sunny Day at the Harbor in Ballycotton on Saturday

 

 

Before packing up and leaving Ballycotton it was just the most beautiful morning …so off I went for a walk.  At the harbor there were mostly men getting ready for a sail or out to catch fish.

The Ballycotton lighthouse is in the distance and two fishermen that I had spoken to earlier are heading out to catch Pollack.
The Ballycotton Lighthouse is in the distance and two fishermen that I had spoken to earlier in the day are heading out to catch Pollack.
Margaret and Patty
Margaret and Patty

Just prior to checking had an opportunity to have a really lovely share with Margaret and Patty

Ballycotton
Town and Sea at Ballycotton

Like I had mentioned earlier it was just a beautiful day!!

Orchard  behind our Cottage with ripe apples
Orchard behind our Cottage with ripe apples
This is one of Eight Gardens at Ballymaloe and my walking path to the School.
This is one of Eight Gardens at Ballymaloe and my walking path to the School.
Every Saturday afternoon the school turns into a pizzeria.
Every Saturday afternoon the school turns into a pizzeria.
Morning breakfast prepared my Marcia
Morning breakfast prepared my Marcia
This is our recycling center in the house.  The green bucket on the floor is food for the Hens.. Food scrapes today and eggs tomorrow
This is our recycling center in the house. The green bucket on the floor is food for the Hens.. Food scrapes today and eggs tomorrow
Our backyard for the next 12 weeks.
Our backyard for the next 12 weeks.

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This little courtyard is surrounded by 18th century self catering cottages.    The little white birds having lunch are doves.

This was a small dinner provided by Darina to welcome us all into the course.  There are 61 students here and 10 countries represented.
This was a small dinner provided by Darina to welcome us all into the course. There are 61 students here and 10 countries represented.

 

Tomorrow morning starts the course…..hope you come again!!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Peggy says:

    Cathy,
    What beautiful pictures! I feel as if I’m there with you …

  2. jeannie says:

    I’m ready to taste your culinary delights. Ummmmm. And the setting is gorgeous. You go, girl! Jeannie

    1. Thanks for checking in Jean. Been so busy it has been hard to even find time to think. This week have just been awesome and all appears to be coming together and I have some sea legs..
      Love to hear about your trip so don’t forget to share when I see you in Dec.

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