Saturday is our changeover day in the Cottage and last year we failed to get to the Seafood Festival. Having heard how good it was, we were determined to make it this year. Luckily our lovely guests had left the Cottage very clean and tidy – thank you to Dominic, Kristina, Helen and Adam – and we were able to finish in good time and spend a happy hour in Menai Bridge.
It was quite stunning: Water Street, St George’s Pier and the old wood yard area were closed to traffic and I have never seen such throngs people in Menai Bridge, all enjoying the festive atmosphere.
There was lots of food and drink available to try from the multitudes of stalls and marquees
there were companies there I didn’t even know existed on Anglesey!
The weather had started the day wet and was forecast to continue,
but, the weather dried up and allowed everyone to mingle, meet friends and enjoy the social aspect of the event.
I was very happy to discover a man I have heard a lot about – sorry,I don’t know his name: he has been teaching people who are using Poblado Coffee, in restaurants and cafes, how to make ‘proper’ coffees. Of course Daf and I had cappuccinos, superbly made!
In one large marquee there were food demonstrations by chefs, with large screens either side of the stage so the audience could see every detail.
In another marquee crafts-people were selling their work – this is where I found my friend, Jayne Huskisson with her lovely silk paintings.
Hi Jayne (and Egrin, of course).
I hope we can get to the Seafood Festival again next year and we definitely recommend it.
Thank you and a huge ‘WELL DONE’ to everyone concerned in putting on this amazing event.
22nd August 2015