Snapshots of my Saturday

I often, thought not invariably, work on Saturdays. However, today was a work-free Saturday so I decided to go into town, town is as I mentioned before, is what the denizens of Dublin call their metropolis despite the fact that it’s a city.

I started the day with a coffee in Fallon & Byrne which is sometimes compared with New York’s Dean & Deluca. There is a section on the ground floor with a deli/coffee counter where you can sit and imbibe your choice of caffeine fix. Mine was a soya latte and it was good. Reports of the demise of the dinner party in Dublin, in these recessionary times, are methinks much exaggerated as I spied several people scooting about with baskets and small trolleys filling them up with what looked suspiciously like food-for-entertaining-friends-on-a-Saturday evening.

I checked out what was left in the sales and gave thanks to the shopping deities that I am so over buying things just because I spy a sign saying ‘reduced by seventy percent’. Unless of course they suit me, fit me, and are items I am likely to wear loads of times; today nothing fitted those descriptions.

I discovered a shop, called The Cloth Shop on Johnson’s Place off South King Street which sells both curtain and dress fabrics, that is newly opened since I was last in town. Dublin is a bit of a desert for those searching for dressmaking material and haberdashery so I suspect it will do well.

I had lunch in L’Gueuleton on Fade Street. I ordered the plat du jour (corn-fed chicken with a baked potatoe and red cabbage slaw). It was good, not sublime, but definitely good. Best of all, the price of the dish was An Age of Austerity friendly €13.95 and that price included a glass of wine.

I went into the Irish Design Shop on Bow Lane East to have a look around and ended up buying a small blue pottery jug by Dunbeacon Pottery. I have a thing about small jugs. I use them not as jugs but as mini vases. This one is perfect for the kitchen worktop.

I walked through the grounds of Trinity College before I headed home …

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Filed under Dublin, Food/Wine, Restaurants/Cafés, Shops/Shopping

12 responses to “Snapshots of my Saturday

  1. I love that fabric with the birds! I want it.

  2. Sue

    Fabrics! Yes…great photo!

  3. I dearly love going on these excursions with you. One of these days, I will return to Dublin and spend some time there. And I hope we can meet.

  4. I very much enjoyed joining you on your outing in Dublin.

  5. I use jugs for flowers too! That’s a pretty arrangement.

  6. I would love a cup of that coffee!! And your blue jug.. it’s so pretty, I think I would have bought something at that store as well:)

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