Dickensian evening In Lostwithiel
Who knew that a Dickensian pizza menu would work so well???
Grated expectations, Miss Hamersham (see what we did there?), Olive Twist, Pickwick Porkers and Tiny Tim's Christmas dinner, to name a few. It was our third Dickensian evening in our home town of Lostwithiel and it really is a magical evening. The combination of a lantern parade, Christmas carols, Dickensian costume and advent windows throughout the town created something very special.
Tiny Tim's Christmas dinner, complete with turkey, home made stuffing and sage leaves on a port and cranberry sauce base was an absolute winner.
As you can see, I ditched the crinoline this year and went for the infinitely more practical 'barrow boy' option, whilst Simon was sporting a beard that would make Father Christmas proud...
One for all and all for one
Nothing says English summer like an open air theatre performance. On a good day it's all picnic rugs and Pimms, on a bad day it's a brolly, a blanket and a flask.
But the weather was kind to us and the stage was laid in glorious sunshine giving the audience a view across the water and beyond.
Pentillie really is a stunning backdrop, run by the wonderfully warm Coryton family and their team.
The Three Musketeers is a proper swashbuckling tale, with sword fights and passion. The audience loved it and so did we.
Best bits? Chocolate and banana pizza went down a storm - we were pretty much trampled in the rush! And of course the cockerel who was less than impressed by one of our menu choices….
If Carlsberg did festivals….. We may be biased but LostFest is something really special. Quirky, inclusive, alternative, diverse and just a whole lot of fun- it's everything a community should be.
This year we even organised sunshine.
Where else will you find live music, a bouncy castle, street performers and medieval battle re-enactments, all in one place?
Street food plays a big part and were were in great company with good foodie friends - Natty and her amazing Thai food and of course Sue and Beckie and their Big Pans. Here is their future apprentice in training...
This is our third year at LostFest and quite simply, it gets busier and better every year. There is a whole team of volunteers behind the scenes working their socks off to make the day run seamlessly.
As ever, we loved every minute of it - and so, it seems did our customers. What I love about these two is the single minded concentration. People everywhere, a brass band playing but they found themselves a perch and gave themselves wholeheartedly to lunch. Nice work guys :-)