Vintage Ice Cream Van. Florence’s 1st winter…roll on the spring ♡

Florence tucked up

Well it’s been three and a half months since our last outing in ‘Florence’…..she has been safely tucked away for the winter, staying clean and dry. I thought we would have a quiet few months, but it seems I have thought about ‘Florence’ and ‘Polly’s’ Parlour’ more than I anticipated. The latter half of 2012 seemed some what of a whirl wind, our feet didn’t really touch the ground. Then suddenly it stopped…………… ‘Florence’ can’t be out in the frosty weather , she really doesn’t like the cold……. No more scooping ice~cream for a while, and just as I was starting to get the hang of it!….. Mr polly’s parlour was like a duck to water, scooping hundreds of ice~creams in an afternoon.

My mind started to wonder about 2013, we had already taken bookings for weddings and festivals….It was shaping up to be a great year….i was getting super excited…….if not a little nervous!

our new flagWe were very privileged  when Volksworld  in December asked ‘Polly’s Parlour’ to come to their show in March….One of the biggest VW shows in the world!….I instantly felt honoured but also a little scared!…..I felt like ‘Florence’ was going to be on show, amongst some of the most beautiful VW’s in the world & their owners who would also have a keen eye!

These few months have given me time to finish the little jobs that we hadn’t got around to…. I am having a new oilcloth made that will fit over ‘Florence’s’ hatch this can be fitted if it rains, no more drips inside ‘Florence’  Yaay!………we have also sorted out our lighting…..this will be an essential part of our outings as we have lot’s of evening weddings…..‘Florence’ will look so pretty lit up with her lights on……We have finally got around to our signage, we really didn’t want a flag as I felt they were too corporate, but we also needed to be seen from a distance, so we decided to design our own,  keeping with our theme of Polly’s Parlour……I think it looks wonderful…..a happy solution!….♡

We found time to play in the snow during the long winter and managed to sculpt a 8ft ice cream……along with a snow ‘Florence’…….frosty fun!

Ice sculpture

Snow Florence....

 

 

Awards

We had an outing in ‘Florence’ to Dubfreeze on the 17th Feb…..a sunny late winters day….she started 1st time and drove like a dream…..It was great to get her out after being tucked up for so long…..to top it off we came back with these wonderful trophies……

I love her so much…..I’m really proud of Mr Polly’s Parlour and I for staying true to ourselves…..Thank~you to everyone who has supported our dreams and is loving Polly’s Parlour’ and ‘Florence’ as much as we do……Hopefully see some of you guys in the summers ahead…………

Bye for now….Polly……♡

 

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