Monday, December 15, 2008

"La-breithe mhaith agat" to me!

Emily planned a surprise birthday weekend in Killiney at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel (built in 1740). We arrived Saturday morning, checked in, had suprise massages which Emily had arranged, walked around the small seaside village of Dalkey, ate fish & chips, went back to the hotel and hit the pool/hottub/sauna followed by a fantastic 3-course birthday dinner at PJs (restaurant in the hotel). Emily and I both started with pan-roasted Quail in glazed bourbon & maple syrup and ended with tiramisu. My main course was Roasted Tarragon Pheasant Breast served with leek & pancetta risotto. Emily had Ostrich Fillet with with sweet potato purée, cassis & sage jus. Delicious.

On Sunday,  we hit the pool again and then walked around Killiney - past Enya's castle and Bono's estate - and all the way down to the beach. Before heading back to Dublin we had afternoon tea at the hotel. An absolutely perfect weekend courtesy of my lovely wife.

Below Pictures:
1) Killiney Sea View
2) Us
3) Tea
4) MLE
5) Chris in the road
6) Sea
7) Sand Heart
8) Us again
9) Hotel by the sea
10) Afternoon Tea
11) Surprise!*
12) Sea Dog
13) MLE again
14) Enya's castle*
15) Monster
16) Dalkey
* Photo Credit: Emily McCarley

1 comment:

pawl said...

that looks awesome.
I like your hair em, getting long.
I like the pictures you take chris.