Dinner is a Shoe In

Irish Clog

I just met an Irish clog dancer. She dances competitively and loves it — or did love it until she decided she had to earn a living and enrolled in professional culinary school.

There she has to hop, skip and jump her way through her courses. But, her dancing has fallen by the wayside.

Now, she is two weeks away from graduation — and confused. She needs a food job.

She “confesses” all she truly wants to do is have a lot of children — and dance!


Her new plan is to learn how to manage a bed & breakfast with a view to owning her own business.

The Woman Who Lived In a Shoe

Her soon-to-be-born children will live with her just like The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.  She will establish herself in her community by offering dancing classes.

This will surely be a far, far better thing than working as a line-cook in a hot kitchen.

Bed & Breakfast business owners may also offer picnic baskets for their guests during the day, and in the early evening, cocktails with hors d’oeuvres or even pastries and a dessert wine at the end of the day.

A bed & breakfast need not be all about beds and breakfasts.