As I had Millie on my hip I didn't get a good root through all the lots today but upon glancing around the room a few pieces caught my eye. At these auctions it is always paramount to check out any item that you intend bidding on. As blemishes, cracks or woodworm are only really noticed when a full inspection is carried out. There appeared to be a lot of copper pans and pots there today, which I love even as ornaments in the kitchen. I picked up a few but then Millie declared that she had enough. In fairness to her she did sit quite contently for 2 hours just watching the goings on and chatting with her Grandad! I had a few more items that I was really interested in including a little box of teaspoons and a hand painted biscuit jar. Dad stayed for the rest of the auction and did the bidding for me, as well as picking up a few more items that were going for the right price.
While in Birr I had to take a trip to the organic store to pick up one of my favourite cheeses, Mossfield Organic. I have mentioned it before but it is such an amazing product and that is best enjoyed in a large chunk completely on it's own. Totally delicious!
On returning home the boys remembered that if the sun was still shining there was a promise of painting boards, as my props for food photos. This wasn't as stressed an activity as I had imagioned and really a fairly relaxing way to spend the afternoon - once everyone kept to their own board!
All are now in bed, most asleep, and I'm having the nicest cuppa of the day with a slice of homemade white soda topped with a slice of Mossfield Tomato and Herb cheese.
|Mossfield Cheese on top of one of my newly painted boards.|