As I sit looking out at a beautiful crisp cold morning with a hot cup of tea reflecting on our year, I can’t believe we started scooping ice creams in February. We don’t normally start our season so early, we don’t like Florence out on the icy roads & as most of you probably know we drive Florence everywhere. We took a call from Willerby Homes who were exhibiting at the NEC & wanted us to give away free ice creams! It was an offer we couldn’t refuse. The winter months were mild & we knew Florence would be OK on the roads, So we said yes! We had the best time, when you are giving away free ice creams the smiles are even wider than usual & so are the queues!
We started our private bookings mid late March, meeting so many wonderful people as always. Florence has had quite a varied year being from parked in Liverpool City Centre at midnight to sitting in the middle of a private estate in the Shropshire countryside waiting for 700 walkers to pop by & give them all ice cream! One things for sure we never have the same day twice.
We have had a funny old year with the weather. I feel it has been very unsettled & we have felt a little frustrated at times, but no matter how cold it is in the summer months people still manage to find us & enjoy an ice cream or two! So thank you for being such wonderful people!
We love our local following, people hunt us down! We feel so humbled.
We have worked with more corporate clients than ever this year which has been really exciting & varied. A great memory is Florence at the NEC in a make shift toy town. We were giving away thousands of ice creams to the gang at HomeServe & they all made us feel so welcome!
One thing we really love is going back to so many amazing festivals, some we have been to since we started Polly’s Vintage Ice Cream Parlour. For this we thank the fabulous event organisers for having us back! We really appreciate all your support & investing time into independent entrepreneurs.
We have now been on the road with Florence for 6 seasons & it still amazes me how many new wedding venues we go to each year! We love how varied weddings can be. Sometimes we rock up in Florence early in the daytime & other times we are serving late into the evening. Florence always making the perfect back drop for a chat & the all important photos!
See you folks in 2018! which already seems like it’s going to be a fun packed adventure……
Polly & Florence Xx