It was so much fun, and while the food was decent, it was really the experience that made it worthwhile.
This past weekend I had a great time celebrating my mother, I hope you did too! Then a few days ago, I went to a tree museum for the first time in my life. It sounds odd, but it was a beautiful walk through the forest with added art installations that artists, inspired by the landscape, had been commissioned to create. We had a picnic lunch and then strolled the forest for a few hours taking in the self guided tour. It was a great way to get outside on a beautiful day and get some use of of my boots!
We stumbled into this market just before leaving Monte Carlo, and I was so excited because I love the fruit markets of Europe, especially France, Italy, and now Monaco!
The experience of holding fresh produce typically from a local farm is such a contrast from buying fruit or vegetables in the grocery store. It also allows you to pay for it right then and walk around the market taking in the rest of the wares while indulging in nature’s candy!
We sampled some raspberries that were packed full of flavor, minus a lot of the pesticides that are banned in Europe but permitted in North America. Have you been to a produce market abroad or at home, and if so, what did you think?
I’ve seen some beautiful places and the coast of Ireland is one of those places. It’s wild and harsh but so breathtakingly beautiful. The ocean crashes up against massive cliffs of rolling green hills moving inland. The water is a pure blue and the sky on a sunny day is a robins egg shade. It feels almost magical as the wind whips up from the water and tugs at your hair and the edges of your clothes. One of the most interesting places we visited was Giant’s Causeway, a world heritage site that was formed by molten lava meeting the sea. I would advise a hat and scarf if visiting in the late winter or early spring. The hat is no longer available and the scarf is from the winter FabFitFun box, but I’ve linked to similar options for the hat here and for the scarf here.