Today is our 11th Wedding Anniversary so I thought I'd do a fun collage of some photos of us since we moved to Ireland 4 years ago. In Paris at the Louvre in April 2010, in front of a Patriotic house in Moneygall, in our kitchen, on top of Keeper Hill with our dog Sugar, at the Lookout overlooking Lough Derg and at various other events- Neil Morrissey's 40th- My 40th and Stars of Our Bars at The Ragg supporting our neighbour Tanya McMahon. Couldn't seem to dig out our wedding photo in my rush this morning but there you have it.
Last night we went to Brocka on the Water for dinner. I'd heard about it for years since we moved here and finally got to go for a special anniversary treat. It's located in Ballinderry just north of Coolbawn Quay.
You wait in this lovely little sitting room area. Here you order your drinks and decide what you'll have off the menu.
We sat in a beautiful sunlight window and we were quite early so I was able to snap some photos before other guests arrived.
Delicious bread with pesto served on this wonderful antique silver tray. All the table cloths, cutlery, plates etc are mismatched and wonderfully quirky. Just my style.
We both had the Cooleeney Cheese croquette to start with a spicy chutney. It was absolutely gorgeous and honestly I could have stopped there. Cooleeney cheese, for those of you that don't know, is made by Breda Maher just outside of Thurles.
Look at the melting yummy goodness! To die for! For my main I had a steak with potatoes. It was delicious and James had stuffed sea bass but the starter really was the star. Service was impeccable. I had a delicious house white wine which I thoroughly enjoyed and for dessert we shared a cheese platter although we would have enjoyed something with a bit of chocolate - just was not on the menu last night.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. My husband and I are doing Relay for Life in Toomevara on Saturday and Sunday - a 24 Hour Relay. My husband is challenging himself to walk the entire 24 hours!! And our daughter finally arrives home from America on Sunday with my parents. Plus, today I end my current job- on the 5th of September I'll be taking up a new role at Marketing Director at Nicholas Mosse Pottery in Bennetsbridge, Kilkenny. So very excited.