It was a charity dinner for FareShare who provide food for people in need and for this dinner, all produce and ingredients were donated so the cost of the meal went to FareShare.
For a Sunday lunch that was meant to be casual and not a big one, we managed to build up an impressive stash of empties and that was with two drivers in the crowd!
I started a new job this month but had the Monday before day 1 off and I had a lovely day. I am good company, I must say!
Started off the day with a massage and then had lunch at Tipo 00 at the bar and enjoyed a decadent truffle risotto.
Whilst we had a great time with giggles and chatter, I know Bunty enjoyed herself too. She drank most of Mummy's mocktail, toasting us with a "cheers" time and time again. I mistakenly gave her lemonade as I thought it was water and for about ten minutes she happily sat on my knee slurping away. I thought she was really into her water and must have been super thirsty until Stef realised what had happened. No wonder we were best friends for a while.
It's vast and busy but the atmosphere is fun. I think that it's more about the festival feel as the food is stuff you can get in the actual restaurants that pitch a stall but it's nice to be able to have a few things from a few places and sit in the sunshine. By the time you buy a taco here, a bun there it all adds up to the price of a meal in a restaurant too but again, the price is about paying for atmosphere and party.
We drove by the first weekend it opened quite early in the morning; around 8am and the queue was snaking down the street and it hadn't even opened!
Finally one morning he decided that he'd join the masses and he took his place in the line at 7:45am. I didn't even realise he'd gone until I received a text from him that informed me of his whereabouts! And he returned 90 minutes later with a box of treasure!
And in the time we have been enjoying food and wine and good company, Amelia is welcoming the Christmas season with a visit to Santa, an introduction to bowling and plenty of baking. She also loves going to soft play and my mum and dad take her most weekends and this time Aunty Carine showed up too. She likes to call Steve and I for a short chat (aided by my mum actually making the call) and we've had conversation about holidays and how she wants to go swimming in the deep pool as well as favourite ice cream flavours. Such a grown up now!