Happy Monday folks! With Hurricane Ophelia barrelling down upon us, being off work and just about up to date with my college assignments (I am now all over polished stone axes of the Irish Neolithic), I decided to take a look at the calendar and work out market and shipping dates for the run up to Christmas. Sorry, sorry. Has to be said though because preparation is key when you have a million and one things to keep on top of!
I am also delighted to announce that you'll find the dear other half and myself putting up a stall at the hugely popular Bray Beach Flea Market. The Flea will be located at Jim Doyles Bar on Bray seafront with a mix of select stalls indoors and outside. Not everyone gets invited so I was really happy to receive a message in my Inbox this morning! Bit of quality control there hahaha!
This market is lots of fun and it's a great way to support small local business and crafty types. I will have a slightly smaller table than usual but you can still expect a fabulous and select display of Irish artisan foodie items, some gift ideas and I'll be whipping up a few rounds of my now World Famous (not) Dairy-Free Wheat-Free Oat Bread for sale. We really need more stuff like this in Bray- once upon a time it was possible to do a full Christmas shop in the town and there is no reason we can't have those days back again, if we all make a little extra effort. The Flea starts Sunday 29th October kicking off with a Halloween theme and will run for 8 weeks, grand finale December 17th.
So here are the dates I'm looking at this autumn and winter:
Saturdays, Killruddery House & Gardens Farm Market, 10am - 3pm:
November 4th, 18th
December 2nd, 9th (TBC)
Sundays, Bray Beach Flea Market, Jim Doyles, Bray Seafront, 11am - 5pm:
November 12th, 26th
More info on the Flea here:
For anyone looking to get hold of Irish foodie gifts either for themselves or for friends for Christmas- and I will have little hampers and sets prepared- last day for shipping will be Tuesday 12th December.
But lots more to come before then- blog and recipes will keep on coming (in case anyone was worried!).