A marathon in vain

Another yummy pop-up completed at Wesley Church. We arrived at the cafe late, as the Chester half-marathon that had taken place earlier on Sunday, had blocked off all central roads. But our worry that we wouldn’t be ready to feed the masses in time were soon dissipated by the nice weather, which seemed to have taken everyone hostage outside. We were looking forward to feeding hungry runners, but instead, it soon became clear that most people had chosen to stay out in the sun. Except for the lonely elderly lady who wished to remain anonymous and out of photos and who was so happy to have a cooked meal. We met her at the Family Fun Day in the Park pop-up last weekend where she enjoyed the muffins and lemonade we treated her to. She kept her promise and came to see us again. She sat at her table small and white, smitten by our attention but with a twinkle in her eye, clearly enjoying in quiet disbelief the roast dinner, bruschetti and bacons baps that we piled up in front of her. She told us that she didn’t bother cooking since she was alone. She offered her help when she finsihed, but we were just happy to see her eyes glowing and greeted her on her way home.

The church cafe stayed mostly quiet, which proved a welcome respite to the friends who came in next for a fragrant mushroom soup and ended up chatting the hours away over tea and pudding.

It was a very nice Sunday pop-up, indeed, and all food leftovers were taken to Richmond court in Hoole.

We are happy to report that we have expanded the range of foods we intercept, as we have now been offically listed on neighbourly.com. Patrons of the pop-ups should be seeing this translate into lovely fresh flower bouquets soon.

Last but not least, Bindi Patel, the super-amazing owner of Cushy Life by Bindi  made us our very own The Real Junk Food Project Chester bunting. We’re ready for summer, is summer ready for us? Find out at Hoole Primary’s Summer Fair on 18th June. But first, come and listen to our sustainability talk at Chester Uni’s Green Tie Awards on 1st June.