Sunday, August 10, 2008

So Far...

My parents arrived Thursday evening, The Ours made scallops and chorizo for starter and mushroom risotto and pan fried sea bass for main (both gorgeous!) and then we headed out to see The Weir at the Gate Theatre - we all loved it, and not just because it was set in a pub either. I was in stitches at the writing and performances, but the play also deftly touches on the sheer loneliness and isolation that often accompanies rural life. I'm not a superstitious person either but the ghost stories had my hair standing on end, that's how perfectly each one was told. One of my favourite plays no doubt.

When we were leaving, The Ours remarked that four tickets were the same price as one to see Tom Waits (€120), no disrespect to the great man but a night at the theatre is still a relatively cheap affair and well worth the effort. (In other words - go and see it!)

Friday was spent in Kells, Co. Meath via Celbridge, Co. Kildare - for reasons too long and complex to go into - those country roads are not conducive to a settled stomach, especially if you had a few drinks the night before. Needless to say Friday night was a quiet one in front of the tv!

Yesterday we visited Blondie's gorgeous house in Rathgar. Unfortunately as we arrived the heavens opened and the barbeque was soaked, but luckily the vast kitchen held us all and the food tasted just as good done in the oven. Then on to meet Paddington at the Front Lounge to celebrate his birthday and meet his lovely boyfriend. A great night was had by all.

Tonight my parents are back in Dublin and we're going out for a bite to eat. Hope you are all having a great weekend.

16 comments:

SpiralSkies said...

Oh my God, I doubt any of us are having a weekend that could rival that. Sounds fabulous, every ounce of it.

Am dabbing at my drool over the scallops and risotto. Do you hire your clever chap out, perchance?

JJ said...

Yeah, what Jen said - that all sounds fantastic. I do love a man that can cook.

Alix said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend, scallops and risotto are two of my favourite foods - yum!

Pat Posner said...

What a really great way to spend time with your parents.

Yumm on the food!

Angie said...

That all sounds so fabulous. Your man can cook a mean meal! Hope the rest of your weekend is great.
x

HelenMH said...

We had a lovely seafood pasta for dinner - but I had to cook it myself ... sigh ...

Annie Bright said...

What a lovely weekend, Yvonne. The Weir sounds brilliant ... I hope to see it sometime.

Yvonne said...

Jen, I think he'd love to be a chef, but I couldn't lose him to those mad hours!

JJ, he's a great one too, very lucky to have him around.

Alix, me too!

Pat, it was lovely.

Angie, I had a great time but I'm absolutely knackered today.

Helen, boo! I bet it was gorgeous though.

Annie, hopefully they'll tour with it and come to your neck of the woods.

Debs said...

That food, the play, bbqs, etc it all sounds like a wonderful weekend. I shall definately go to see The Weir if it comes over here, it sounds excellent.

Claire said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend!

Yvonne said...

Debs, hopefully it will make it over, it's such a good play.

Claire, it was great!

Holler said...

Wow, what a weekend you have had Yvonne! Mushroom risotto, mmmmmmm :)

Tam said...

Slobber, slobber (the food, not the man)

Yvonne said...

Holler, it was gorgeous.

Tam, LOL!

KAREN said...

Sounds great :o) My mum's here for a week and I'm struggling to come up with entertaining things to do, what with the weather being so rubbish. Taking her on the London Eye on Thursday so let's hope it's not foggy!

Yvonne said...

Karen, I loved the London Eye and I'm sure your mum will love it too.