Kicked off the weekend with a big Oddbins wine and whisky tasting. Over 40 wines and 8 whiskys including the delightful BenRiach Pedro Ximinez Sherry Wood finish, Saturday was a trip to Chorlton to the annual Chorlton Arts Festival Crafts Fair, one of the launch events for the festival which just keeps getting bigger each year going from a little community event to drawing some big names. I've had a stall at this busy craft fair for the last 3 years so it was nice to be on the other side of the table for a change. I bought a great broach with a drawing of the Manchester skyline from Purple Pixie, like the necklace below but with white on a black background.
Saturday evening my friend Steve, a connoisseur of pizza, came over and we ate pizza and watched a good old 80's film Mystic Pizza. My hair at that time was exactly like Julia Robert's in the film! We had two pizzas, balsamic roasted vegetables and 'ham', mushroom and pineapple. These were followed up by Knickerbockers Glories. Layers of chocolate sauce, strawberries and peach in strawberry sauce, pineapple and cremo vita cream all layered up with chocolate icecream and finished with toasted almonds and a cherry on top! I bought a Soda Fountain Classics book a while ago in a charity shop and am going to work my way through it veganising the recipes. This first one was a definite success.