song choice: 'some sunny day' by Chick Henderson.
Hi tea fans,
Its been a while since i last blogged as tea vintage's kettle has not stopped boiling! We have been super busy this summer and autumn and travelled with the tea room to some amazing events and have met some lovely people on the way. Now we are back home from the road for a few months so i can enjoy a cuppa while i blog.
I thought todays blog would report back on our favorite festival we exhibited at which was Chris Evans Carfest North.
A friend of mine (fellow tea fan!) heard about this festival on the radio while on the way to work early last year and called me straight away as it sounded like the perfect kind of festival for tea vintage. After a few phone calls and emails, Tea Vintage was booked in a prime spot in the main arena!!!
Carfest was created by Chris Evan's and his love for cars old and new. It was a brilliant festival all about family fun, food, music and goes without saying cars! All was in aid of children in need which is a fantastic cause!
The festival was held at two venues and we did both. First was at Laverstoke park farm in hampshire and the north was held Cholmondeley Castle not far from Chester
The north was 4 hours from our tea vintage base so with the tea vintage van, a rammed car of camping gear, an ultra cool VW campervan and of course the tea crew of 12! we headed up 'T' north for some more tea making.
The northerns sure do like their tea and they love to tip too. We served delicious victoria sponges, chocolate cake, carrot cake and cream scones with a massive selection of teas for our customers and they loved it. One Family came back 3 times over the 2 days for a cuppa and some cake.
We went through just over a 1000 scones that weekend! mental!
Chris Evans popped in to see us at carfest south and loved the whole concept of tea vintage and agreed we should get tea back into england. He also tweeted me on monday evening to say how much tea vintage was a massive highlight to his festival. THANKS CHRIS ! He is such a nice chap to talk to and he does like a good cuppa.
Mary Berry came in to see us too and.... i had to keep myself calm as i LOVE HER! queen of cakes!
She stayed for ages and wanted to know everything about tea vintage. Thanks mary for those secret cake baking tips xx mums the word ey!
The whole atmosphere of carfest was like no other festival we had been too. it was like stepping back into the 50's. Everyone was so civilised and nice to each other. There was so much to see and do for all ages groups. Even the loo's were fairly clean! children played in hay bales, people could learn how to make jam!, there was a cake verses pies competition which gave this festival a vintage country show feel to it. The cars too were just fab! chitty chitty bang bang was there, Chris magnificent 7 were displayed too along with tons of amazing vintage and sports cars. The old war planes belted across the sky too throughout the weekend which just stopped everyone still!
The music topped off the evenings with Texas, Paloma Faith, The Proclaimers, The Counterfeit Stones, Razorlight, The Magic Numbers, Merrymouth & The Ultimate Eagles.
So if you are looking for somewhere to take the whole family next summer. i would recommend Carfest.
Thank you for reading and below are some nice pics of our carfest adventure and also a few other festivals.
toodle pip for now and remember, everything stops for tea. x
|CHRIS EVANS WE SALUTE YOU! (WITH A KISS) SUCH A NICE CHAP.|
|MY IDOL! MARY BERRY! SHE LOVED TEA VINTAGE AND STAYED FOR A GOOD NATTER|
|THIS LOVELY FAMILY MADE THESE HATS. WE LOVED THEM!|
|JOOL OLIVER AND TWO OF HER LOVELY CHILDREN.|
|THE BRILLIANT POKADOT GIRLS VISITED US AND SUNG A FEW GREAT CLASSICS!|
|THE BRILLIANT TEA VINTAGE BOYS. BEST WASHER UPPER AND TAKEAWAY TEAM EVER!!!1|
|EMILY OUR MAKE UP ARTIST ON TOUR WITH US. PERFECT HAIR AND MAKE UP EVERY DAY!|
|GRANDMA X WE LOVE YOU|
|THE BOYS WOULD WAVE FLAGS AND THROW THEIR HATS EVERY TIME THE TIP BELL RANG (WHICH WAS A LOT!)|