FOODIES FESTIVAL AT CLAPHAM COMMON

Gary and I spent yesterday afternoon enjoying the sun at Foodies Festival on Clapham Common. His friends managed to nab us some free tickets so we thought we’d check it out!

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Foodies Festival claims to be the UK’s largest celebration of Food and Drink.

Apart from a vast number of food and drink stalls, there are specialist delis selling everything from local honey to home-grown herbs; bands doing acoustic sets near seating areas; and even live demonstrations from various well-known chefs and culinary experts.

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One of my favourite things were the bars set up in buses!

Champagne and oysters on the top deck anyone?

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We grabbed two of these gorgeous bruschettas topped with fresh red pesto for £2.50 each.

Daily puzzle: is it bru-SHEH-tta or bru-SKEH-tta?

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Pimms + sunshine = summer.

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The queue for Gaucho BBQ food went all the way out of frame and round the corner. It smelt amazing!

We were too hungry and impatient to queue though so kept walking and eventually discovered the Zumbura stand, selling superb herby sikkiwe lamb chops and spicy beef chapli kebabs.

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I bought a salted caramel macaron for dessert.

Oh my giddy aunt. I could have eaten the whole pile of them.

SO. GOOD.

I really wanted to try the champagne ones but they’d sold out. What’s your favourite macaron flavour?

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It was such a fun day out!

It was super busy because of the weather but the atmosphere was buzzy and the food was fabulous. Definitely worth the trip!

If you’re interested in seeing when the Foodies Festival will be visiting your town, you can find all the details and dates for the rest of the summer on their website.

Have you ever been to a food festival?

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Now one last important word from Auntie Katy, children.

Today’s life lesson is all about SUN CREAM.

We all know that sun cream is important. SPF 20 is the minimum we should be wearing every day, especially when the sun is out. We all know about premature ageing, wrinkles and, of course, skin cancer. But today I feel I really have to reiterate how crucial protection from the sun really is.

Because yesterday the sky was blue, the sun was shining and silly Katy forgot to wear any proper sun cream.

Doh. Luckily my Max Factor Facefinity Primer has SPF 20 and definitely did it’s job in protecting my face, which is still as pale as ever.

The same cannot, unfortunately, be said for my arms and the neckline-not-covered-by-my-tshirt. It’s hot, it’s uncomfortable, it hurts and I don’t even want to know the horrid damage I’ve probably done to my poor skin…

So learn from your silly Auntie Katy and make sure you cover up!

Meanwhile, does anyone have any good after sun care suggestions? I’ve been slathering on the E45 but if you lot have any brighter ideas, please get commenting below.

MORE LONDON STREET FOOD:

FEAST at Tobacco Dock

Street food at Pump Shoreditch

Dalston Food Market

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