In the words of Green Day…

… Summer has come and passed.

Where have the last few months gone? It feels like a really ‘old person’ thing to say, but the summer as flown by. As we head into the Autumn season, we look back over our first summer of events.

We started August at The Big Welsh Bite in Pontypridd. This fantastic event takes place every year in Ynysangharad Park, in the shadow of the awesome Lido Ponty. We had an awesome weekend basking in the sunshine amongst a collection of great food providers. It was a pleasure to work alongside Go with the Fro for the first time – these guys offer lovely milkshakes, smoothies and frozen yogurts covered with some really decadent toppings… and they’re all vegan! It was also great to have a catch up with the awesome Goodfillas,  smashing out their delicious pockets of taste all weekend.

Our position in the park allowed us to catch a few glimpses of the arena shows going all weekend – who knew alpacas could jump so high?! Thanks to everyone who supported us and to those who shared their feedback with us online.

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The summer also included a few trips west to Swansea for Kitchen Takeovers at No 6, and for The Swansea Food and Drink Festival at Brangwyn Hall. The weather didn’t really play ball for the food festival, but it was great to see that people weren’t put off by this and we had a chance to chat to lots of lovely customers.

And speaking of poor weather… It was a little like working behind a waterfall when we joined Merthyr by Sea. The beach was installed into the town centre, complete with deck chairs, fairground rides and sticks of rock! In between monsoon-like showers, we enjoyed watching sandcastles aplenty being constructed.

Finally, we rounded off our summer with The Hub Festival in the centre of Cardiff. What a fantastic weekend!! We loved every minute, met loads of fantastic people, and received so much great feedback that we were left with a warm glow for several days after… Bring on 2017! It was also a pleasure to meet the good people of Katiwok for the first time – their takeaway is on Crwys Road and if you haven’t yet sampled their Kati Rolls yet then do it. Do it now. Now.