Hello all……I feel very naughty ~ I have just realised I have not written a post since July last year!.
I also feel this blog has become my ‘Dear Diary’ as I have so many emotions about what both ‘Mr Polly’s Parlour’ & I have achieved over the last 6 months.
I just don’t know where to begin ~ if you guys had told me how my life has changed over 2013 I simply wouldn’t have believed you.
On a personal note there have been moments that have been so surreal like serving ‘Sophie Ellis~Bextor’ & ‘Emma Stone’ strawberry ice~creams to meeting James Martin.
On a professional level being invited to ‘Claridges’ afternoon tea party & having ‘Florence’ on the cover of not one but two magazines.
I have simply loved the diversity of ‘Florence’s’ adventures & the people we have met.There have been new relationships forged.We have been to many food festivals & events…….surrounded by very talented artisans whom 12 months ago we would have never known.
‘The Sausage King’ once described us as ‘Alchemist’s’ combining many elements & producing something spectacular……..what a truly wonderful comment!
I have loved the combination of events & weddings……I really relax & soak up the atmosphere of a wedding, I feel very proud to be invited ~ everyone is always pleased to see ‘Florence’ especially whats on board.
The events however, are a whole different ball game, they are very demanding ~ something I wasn’t prepared for ~
‘How hard can it be to serve ice~cream’ I once said ~ WOW was I wrong, I can’t believe how many people love ice~cream!
Florence, Mr Polly’s Parlour & I have had a few rough patches along the way too ~ She had a bump in September. I was so saddened to see her this way, but she wasn’t down for long & made us appreciate how integral ‘Florence’ is to our little business.
Before I started this journey I used no social media…..the thought of Facebook & twitter just haunted me! I just couldn’t understand how it would enhance our profile.
Now it is a key part of ‘Polly’s Parlour’…..how times change.
Throughout 2013 I have felt overwhelmed by the support on social media…..I don’t quite feel the duck out of water anymore. So here’s to 2014. May you all be healthy & happy. Remember life is too short so try & enjoy every minute.
Bye for now
Polly & Florence……♡