“Flowers brought us together,” laughs Attwell. “When I came down here Mags was the only person I knew and flowers brought us together. For me, West Cork is all about the flora. Even its symbol – the fuschia – is an edible flower. The things that grow here naturally are unreal, the produce, the flowers.”
Half way through the morning, as tomato fondue bubbled on the cooker, chocolate egg nests set in a cooler part of the worktop and 11-year-old Little Missy shaped bunny pancakes on a hot frying pan, it hit me: online cooking classes with kids really do work.