We admit to have been totally rubbish at updating our site over the summer months, but in our defence we were just a little busy with markets, private parties, food and music FESTIVALS!!!
Yes, Las Paelleras popped its festival cherry back in August at the Forest of Galtres Festival near York. We’ve been punters at muddy music festivals for years, but cooking in 6 inches of the stuff for 4 days was a whole different paella pan of fish! Despite the terrible weather we had a brilliant time, made even better by some fantastic (and very hardworking) friends. Thank you guys xxx
August also saw us at the wonderful Clitheroe Food Festival, which incidentally won third place in the Best Tourism Event of the Year in the Lancashire & Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011/12. Check out the very cheesy grin!
Late Summer, we were delighted to be part of the very first Ramsbotttom Festival, a boutique music event held over 3 days between 16-18 September at the town’s cricket club. The Manchester weather didn’t disappoint….the heavens opened on Friday afternoon resulting in a water logged pitch, but the excellent bands, including Guillemots; Kid British; Cherry Ghost; and our hot tip for 2012; Janice Graham Band, together with all top class food and drink certainly made up for it. We made some lovely new friends too, who we’ve already bumped into again on the festival food circuit.
We also managed to sneak a 3 day camping break in North Norfolk at the beautiful West Lexham, a centre that combines education and relaxation, where we stayed in a fab bell tent.