We did our first ever big festival over the New Year. It was pretty big and a learning curve of generous proportions. To put it simply, we'll find it easier next time!
However, Peats Ridge is a lovely festival. Everyone was in a great mood and happy and chatty and laid back - and it wasn't just the fragrance in the air - there is a genuine good vibe. Even the stall-holder's organiser (and what a massive job that it) was a sweet and gorgeous leggy blond with time for a chat and advice at anytime.
The girls (we took Izzy and Olympia), and their friends and fellow-workers and the ever-stoic Suzanne, had a great time. They worked hard and also got to chill out and hear some great music.
Our fritters were very popular as were our paletas and the yummy fruit salad we served up for breakfast. (Thanks to David our favourite seller at Flemington Markets for the amazing mangoes and nectarines)
The eggs (organic free-range) from Gerty and Robin at Mangrove Mountain were so big they unbalanced our batter recipe which then needed adjusting!
Pete and I worked a little too hard, but learned a lot. We were grateful for our charming neighbours who served up the best coffee in the festival.
Thanks especially to Cousin-Alex who is the most gorgeous creature on the planet and the best fritter-spruiker. We love her.
Eggs, yoghurt, sour cream, fruit etc in the chiller van:
Beautiful surroundings. And perfect weather:
First day of 2012:
Our fruity paletas were a big hit:
Rockmelon and lemon
My favourite paleta was wasabi and ginger. Mmmm.
Here's our fruit salad with our lovely helper Nini:
Our faithful banner: