A whole day surrounded by puppas? My idea of heaven!

In just under two weeks’ time we’ll be heading to Hyde Park to set up our Little Lemon stall at the Mayhew event, Hyde Bark (see what they did there?). We’ve never been before but this is their second year and we’re very much looking forward to it. The other thing I’m excited about is that George will be coming with us this time – he’ll be spending the morning with his nan and grandad and then coming along to join us in the afternoon. There will be lots of stalls selling food (for people and for puppas) and other goodies but, more importantly, there will be lots of other puppas there too (my idea of a perfect Sunday).

Apparently there will be all sorts of things going on throughout the day, including a competition (one of the categories is “Waggiest Tail”, which just sounds brilliant. I’m secretly hoping that George will win that one as his whole back end wiggles when he’s happy, which is most of the time).

We’ve been busy trying out different flavours of fudge since the last market and will be bring our new strawberry fudge and butterscotch fudge, as well as our old favourites and what’s rapidly becoming our signature fudge, the lemon flavour. Things have been quite hectic as I’m still teaching during the day and have just started working back in the West End (Viva Forever, followed by Dirty Dancing when Viva closes at the end of June) so we’re making the most of it being half term this week.

Next Saturday we’re having some chums round to help us with all the packaging ready for Hyde Bark, a few beers and dinner – one of the things we’ve loved about doing these markets is that it’s become a really social thing where lots of friends and family have got involved and been supportive, whether helping us with preparations, taste-testing our produce or just coming along to see us on the day. Let’s hope there are many more to come!