So it was the summer solstice this weekend, with the longest days of the year stretching ahead of us, and, as they do every year, Ciara and Jay invited us to their annual solstice party. We look forward to this party every year, to see friends and family that we probably don't see except at the solstice!! Ciara and Jay live in a rambling cottage beside the sea in Wicklow, and with the sea on their front doorstep you'd think they'd be content... but no...they have to go have beautiful reed beds and a bird reserve on their back door step!! Some people!!!
But after a cool calm friday eve, with a promising red sky at night, we were rudely awoken in the early hours of saturday with the sound of monsoon weather hurtling against our little tin van... Ciara and Jay wisely called the party off but we stayed around for the day, taking the edge off the childrens disappointment.
Some who hadn't received the text to stay at home arrived, laden with bowls of good food, as is the solstice custom. So it was a small but happy group who sat around in the kitchen, eating and drinking and making merriment...
When faced with adversity they say laugh and enjoy it, and when passing by a beautiful flower they say... eat it?