|the red base of this is the giant snack!|
It's probably fairly obvious why we were a bit scared about going, it's all those pictures isn't it, all the unpleasant stuff. I like the tasty bits, not the bits that make me cry. I did talk for a while to a lady from Sea Shepherd*, who was fascinating and engaging without being ranty or extreme. It's so easy to get emotional about things isn't it, whether it be saving the planet or making a loaf We navigated our way around the distressing/ political things, and examined the other stalls.
I had a make up lesson from a wonderful lady selling Bohemian Chic Minerals make up. I learned more about applying make up in the 10 minutes with her than the rest of my life. OK, enough messing about, it was lunchtime. Down the corridor was the food room. The room was pretty busy by the time we arrived. We did a circuit before choosing some things to try. We tried nettle soup *yum*, a thali (3 curries, rice, pakora, roti and a samosa), a fajita from Swampy's and some rather nice beer from Pitfield Brewery.
Onto the important part of the day, the cake.
Dan went for a piece of hazelnut bundt cake from these very nice chaps all the way from That Old Chestnut bakery in Leeds. An excellent choice. Everything about this stall was what you'd expect from an artisan bakery, things were beautifully laid out, the branding was great, just ideal for the jaunty cake lover. Dan also went for a peanut butter bourbon cream from Coconut Rose.
I went straight for a chocolate and violet cupcake (sorry, no photo) it was GORGEOUS!!! The whole time I was thinking about the Ananda Foods stall - home of marshmallows. I squeezed into my bag a "Round Up!" and we picked up 4 bags of mini marshmallows - chocolate and banana, 2 x vanilla and just for me, coconut. Haven't tried them yet and have to hand a couple of bags over to my brother to enjoy when he's off his juice diet.
|a bit squidged from being in my bag|
It goes without saying but I was given nothing for writing nice things about this event or any of the stalls or products. I parted with my own cash and I'm looking forward to 13th September when the fun arrives in Blackpool.
*no link to this as it is potentially upsetting/ annoying. I'm just telling you about what I did this weekend, no agenda!