Archive for June, 2011

Biggest Lunch

Last year we got involved in the Eden Project’s Big Lunch. It was a beautiful day, the pizza oven had just been built and fun was had by all. It was so lovely that we decided to do it again this year.

The weather gods were not smiling on us so favourably this year and after Friday and Saturday being glorious days ( when I was cleaning and tidying and preparing) Sunday dawned an all together more grey and damp day. Every optomistic we put up the gazebo’s and prepared the dough not really knowing if anyone would venture out. Chris fired up the oven and we waited to see if anyone would turn up.

To our surprise loads of people turned up, so many people in fact that we didn’t have enough gazebo coverage or seats for everyone. Luckily allotmoreers are a helpful bunch and soon their was a frenzy of activity creating seating and cover from some former gazebo’s that had suffered from windy days and gaffer tape and staples.  Trudi and Brian even brought a gazebo with them so we were able to give some cover to the ever growing queue for pizzas.

There was a pretty solid queue for pizza making and cooking from about 12.30 to 5.30 and I really hope that everyone got fed and didn’t mind the wait too much. Pete and Edd were absolute stars helping people get their pizza’s in and out of the oven without losing them to the fire. I hope Pete isn’t put off pizza for ever now.  We reckon that a couple of hundred pizzas got made and eaten – I know I certainly made more dough than ever before!

It was a crazy day and it flew by in a whirlwind, I saw loads of people but didn’t really get a chance to have a proper chat with anyone so I hope they all had fun!

It was great to see everyone and we hope you’ll all come back again, next time we will work out a ticketing system so you won’t have to queue 🙂








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