So sorry to say goodbye to Mary, my B&B host. A perfect host, who made sure I had great ideas on what to do each day, given the weather and my interests, and who ran a glorious B&B. She even had a great plaque on her wall about the ABCs of aging. She liked my ideas about the bonus life, and is thinking about what is next for her. Whatever she does, it will need to be with people as she has the gift…
Went to Mass in the church in Dingle next to the (hidden?) labyrinth, and the priest prayed that we find our vocations that use our gifts to serve others. The theme of the Bonus Life!! Also, celebrated the sainthood of Mother Teresa with this quote from her: “The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace.”
On to my cooking school at Ballymaloe. Stopped in Kenmare on the way to see easily accessible stone circle — a mini Stone Henge?
Arrived at Ballymaloe after maybe a few wrong turns. Lovely property with a french country feel. Staying in the Pink Cottage with 6 rooms and a shared living room/kitchen. Met a really nice couple from Dublin who got a fire going, gave me a glass of wine and introduced me to the wonders of the hot water bottle! Thank you Mary and Donogh!!!