The summer of 2015 will go down in history as the summer the sun didn’t shine in Edinburgh, and on a more personal note, the one when we didn’t sit down!
We were amazed and delighted to have the chance to have a spot on Edinburgh’s George Street during the festival. We had great neighbours in Harajuku Kitchen, Fresh Revolution and the paella boys from Portobello, and actually, the sun did make a guest appearance on a couple of occasions, creating a lovely little foody courtyard in the heart of the city.
We thoroughly enjoyed every minute, meeting locals and visitors alike, sharing stories and serving up a selction of our best balls! It was great to vary the menu everyday, and see people getting tucked in to food we’d cooked ourselves from scratch. We also had our first visit from a food blogger and were delighted with the review.
We had a few laughs too – there was the day Sandra split her trousers and had to wear an apron back to front to preserve her modesty, and for some reason, the end-of-day manoevering of Belle seemed to keep passers-by amused. With no power streering and a left hand drive, Belle is not the easiest drive you’re likely to have – but we’ve perfected our communication, and so far no planes have been diverted from their course by the fierce hand signals used by Sandra to steer Bob!
Following our stint at the festival, we had a fantastic day at Peebles Highland Games. We inadvertantly followed the pipe bands down the high street at the end of the day and were honoured to be part of the whole proceedings. A great day out.
This was switfly followed by the Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival – another spectacular day, with some amazing vehicles on the track and on display. Belle dressed up in her best racing car bunting for the occasion, and had a fair few admirers – although, on reflection, it probably wasn’t the bunting they were interested in!
Although the craziness of the summer is coming to an end, we have a few markets to look forward to over the coming months, some exciting ideas for seasonal balls, and hopefully a few events in the pipeline.
We’ll keep you posted.