A great day. Carlingford has the feel of a place apart - the natural landscape of mountain and sea, coupled with the historic buildings of old Carlingford creates a special atmosphere. If you've not been before, or not gone back recently, then I really recommend a visit. Even the journey to Carlingford is inspiring.
Coupled with that is the cosy, informal atmosphere of St Michael's Hall where the Food and Craft Fair is Held on the first Sunday of the month (and other 'high days and holidays')
The organisation is great, there's always a selection of good food and craft artisans at their stalls, from whom you can get a nourishing snack (that's us!), that gift that you were always looking for and something to make the night's tea really special.
It's well worth a visit - and that's not just marketing hype.
The next one is on Sunday 6th June 2010 12pm - 6pm
It's all a far cry from the recent news of the continuing debt crisis, which is a big deal for every country and their citizens, but particularly for Greece - the current 'basket case'. Don't be surprised when it is not the only one.
I'm not alone in thinking "We ordinary people have been put into enormous debt by our governments in order to rescue the broken financial institutions. Now they are bouncing back, paying huge bonuses, and 'downgrading' whole countries for being too far in debt"
I know it's far more complicated than that (what would I know, I'm just a craftsperson) But everyone should know - That way madness lies.
It has and will be said far more eloquently by others. I recommend the interview with David Harvey on thinking allowed on BBC radio 4 (always a good listen)
Even more thought provoking material is in his lecture at the LSE given last week.
No pictures for this post except in your head!