Paella. Tortilla. Pinchos. Juan.

He spent hours today creating the most authentic, beautiful, tasty (sorry, I tried it:), and wholesome dishes, listening to Buena Vista Social Club, converting our kitchen into a very special place. For a few hours, we were all somewhere very different. I am curious to hear what Pádraig’s friend will think of the food tomorrow evening. They;ll get together in their old haunt, the Club in the Conradh on Harcourt St at 5pm for a couple of hours to celebrate (each-feiern) his birthday.

Today the funding saga continued and progressed. At a meeting at the HSE headquarters I was re-assured that the first tranche of funding will be transferred into the An Saol accounts really soon.

There was also great interest in the Creation House factory to a point where I was wondering whether we should make one last effort to get this over the line…

In any case, there is great optimism and there are great expectations – which I all share.Though: I’ll believe it all once the money is in the bank

In the meantime, Pádraig will keep celebrating and will live his life as best as possible.