A Soggy Start

We ventured out into the exciting world of mobile catering on the 10th December 2017…you know, one of those glorious crisp winter days, sparkling sky, a hint of cold mist on the ground and twinkly frost on the grass?         Nope! Me neither.

It was bouncing down. People scurrying into the market, heads down, collars up, clashing umbrellas and general lack of Christmas spirit. We were not disheartened though. In fact we were beyond excited, maybe a little nervous but, as the Young People say (mainly on TV I expect but not, probably, in South Molton), ‘pumped’

Jenny the Gene
Jenny The Gene with her new waterproof coat

It was interesting to note how many people liked a hot dog for breakfast. Not too many wanted to try the chilli at 8am but not everyone is as odd as MrP.

Trade wasn’t going to make us millionaires over-night but, more than anything, it was an exercise in learning what worked and what didn’t. We talked to some great people as always; South Molton is a typical North Devon market town and we’ve been here many times as The Jam Tart and with Lynn’s vintage Kiss Me Kitsch collection. There’s a great sense of community.

Of course we made mistakes had lots of learning opportunities. We made far too much topping, forgot the Quorn sausage and, it turned out, the bread was not as good as we wanted it to be. Frankie leaks and will probably need a fancy customised cover eventually but, we had great feedback. We had one family ask to look inside Frankie and asked us if we’d been on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces yet!

Mr & Mrs P selfie
Mr & Mrs P selfie
Dishing the dogs
MrP dishing the dogs
MrsP having a Ninja moment
MrsP having a Ninja moment

Our next booked outing isn’t until May but we’ve a few events awaiting confirmation in the next few months.
See you there!

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5 comments on “A Soggy Start”

  • Cheryl watts

    When and where will you be open again i would love to come and try your food

  • Lynn Perry

    Hello Cheryl,
    Hopefully we’ll have a list of venues on here shortly.
    We’re waiting to hear back from the organisers of the Bridgwater Food Festival on the 18th February otherwise our next outing is Somerset Day at Bishops Lydeard on the 14th & 15th May
    Lynn

  • Jane

    Are you doing the Dulverton Farmers Market this year?

  • Lynn Perry

    There’s a possibility Jane. I’m speaking to the council this week.
    Lynn

  • Lynn Perry

    Hello again Jane. There is already a trader selling German sausages at Dulverton on a regular basis so we would be too much for such a small market. Maybe next year!
    Lynn