The Taste of a Rainbow

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “ROY G. BIV.”

ice cream, rainbow colours,

Whenever I see a rainbow and it’s many colours (ROY G. BIV) I always think of ice-cream and if you lived in our town you would understand why. This photo of my granddaughter making a delicious treat in our local ice-cream parlour should give you a hint. Have you ever seen a more colourful control panel on a machine? Not to mention her pastel rainbow-coloured tee-shirt. But wait till you see the various colours and flavours of artisan hand-made ice-cream and sorbet the owner of Fantastic Flavours has to offer. 

ice cream, fantastic flavours youghal, desserts

So, is your mouth watering yet? Mine is and I know where I’ll be going later. Miceál O’Hurley bought an ice-cream maker at a car boot sale in America, many moons ago, not realizing that it would some day lead him to opening an ice-cream parlour in a seaside town in Ireland. You can read how that came about on his Blog along with some of his ‘absolutely true stories‘ which are hilarious. Miceál is a published author and has led the kind of life that movies are made of. He kindly organized my first book launch in his ice-cream parlour, which was a very appropriate venue for a YA novel.

monopoly, youghal board game, board games

If supplying the town with a rainbow of artisan ice-cream was not enough, Miceál has also created a Youghal version of  the board game, Monopoly, featuring some of the local businesses. As you can see, the board is as colourful as his ice-cream.


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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24 Responses to The Taste of a Rainbow

  1. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    LOVE this post by Jean 😀

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  2. Zed Amadeo says:

    Fantastic post! What an interesting story. Really gave me a craving for some ice cream…looks like I’ll be making a stop at the grocery store later.

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    • The Daily Post prompts really help me to keep my writing from getting stale, as I have to rummage through my photos looking for an appropriate image for the theme and then write a post about it. Enjoy your ice-cream, I’m tucking into a bowl of bourbon-vanilla as I type. Yummy.

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  3. I love ice-cream and these look great! It’s so hot here I’ll probably have one right now 🙂

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  4. Mmm, ice cream… 🙂

    Very colorful post, Jean.

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  5. I wish I had a friend like Miceal!

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  6. Thanks for the follow, Jean. 🙂

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  7. Dan Antion says:

    Very creative approach to the prompt. Good job!

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  8. Soooooooo colorful. I haven’t had breakfast yet (it’s 7:23 a.m.) but have a craving for ice-cream and I do have about four flavors in the freezer. Nice talkin… Gotta go. Ice cream is calling… o_O

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  9. litadoolan says:

    Delicious post! I wish I lived nearer the ice cream shop ;-D

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  10. Dan Hen says:

    Great story ! For the life of me , though , I didn’t know we had ” car boot sales” here in USA .:) Save me an ice cream . I’m on my way .

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