I am a little slow with the posts lately. This might have something to do with me passing weekends either taking part in or skipping along to Food and Garden Summer festivals. I am steadily acquiring some foodie buzzwords and should soon be expelling all the right sounds and facial expressions when tasting the latest delicacies. No faking!.
Taste of Dublin in the Iveagh Gardens was a big hit this year. It turned into a weekend of pleasure mixed with work for me as the sun shone and the malbec from my Argentinian neighbour’s appeared through the divide in my stand each evening. My new designs went down a treat and I am very pleased that so many people will now be sipping their morning coffee from my mugs. Turns out there are a lot of mug snobs out there who ‘only drink out of a fine bone china mug’. And I thought I was the only one.
As the sister of a landscape designer, Bloom had also been in the calendar for quite a while. I had been to the Chelsea Flower Show in London twice so I was unsure how it would compare but I was so impressed with the quality and diversity of the gardens and festival in general. The Irish Craft section was also full of creativity. Who knows, both McKeogh Landscapes and Sealed with Irish Love might be participating next year!.