It was a month or so ago now but did I mention that I was at Mary's gaff? Yes that's right, President Mary McAleese, (Patron of Year of Craft 2011) recently held a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin to celebrate Year of Craft 2011. The event took place on the 26th January and invited guests were delegates from the craft summit that had taken place earlier that day at nearby Farmleigh House and selected craftspeople who had just completed a successful international trade event (Showcase Ireland) at the RDS. Phew! I had a nice glass of Guinness and some fancy finger food. I even stole a napkin as a memento, don't worry they had plenty!