Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

There are many legends about Ireland’s foremost patron saint, and we love them all! It’s said he used the three leaves of the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity so, because Saint Patrick’s Day falls within Lent, restrictions on drinking alcohol were lifted for the day. It became a tradition to drown the shamrock by putting it in the bottom of a glass and filling it with beer or whisky, hence the modern tradition of drinking green beer on March 17th.

Here at Corsair’s Cove we’ve left out the shamrock, but the gang at Zephyr’s Rest and the Corsettes (the Corsair’s Cove creators) wish you fair winds, following seas, and a very happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Christmas countdown, sort of

Christmas poinsettiaChristmas Eve is two weeks away and the list of things I have left to do is long indeed. Why am I so behind? I blame this weekend’s sunshine, which made indoor activities all but impossible. It was cool, crisp and bright and I had to be out walking. Plus, I had accomplices who enticed me to craft fairs and restaurants. Who doesn’t like wandering among the rows of jams and mittens when there are so many delightful things to look at? And gossip? And tea to be drunk and sinful treats consumed?

I don’t feel too guilty. Christmas is meant to be a time of connection, not check lists, and it will come whether I’ve baked and wrapped and mailed everything or not. What really matters is whether I’ve spent time with those who matter, because it’s far too easy to forget those precious moments of peace and joy.