Yes, Izzy's Papa has been away in Germany, working in a castle in some unheard of town smack-dab in the middle of nowhere. The news is that he has been breakfasting on soft-boiled eggs ( I do need an egg cup don't I?), just like Frances.
In his words: I am having the lovely breakfast that Frau ? has prepared for me. Always a soft boiled egg, a selection of bread, cheese, and funny butter that has never seen a fridge. I suppose a castle breakfast is meant to be copious.
He also sends word that one of his colleagues has a young son who enjoys eating Shepherd's Pie. So do we, and we aren't Irish.