The first bank holiday in May is always highly anticipated, people are ready for a long weekend after those hectic few weeks following Easter. Lots of plans get made for seeing friends and family and getting out exploring. The weather always has a lot to answer for on a bank holiday, it can make a massive difference to what activities take place. The first bank holiday in May can either be like a day in mid January or it can be like the height of summer! However, us Brits are pretty good at cracking on with outdoor shenanigans even when the rain is torrential and the wind, a force nine gale!

For us at The Little Pickle, it was a pretty busy bank holiday. We had a dinner in Oxfordshire for a few families meeting up for the weekend as well as a hen party in London for 12 lovely hens that had been creating their own beautiful fascinators in the afternoon; festive feathers were donned by all! Both dinners went well and there were full tummies and happy minds all round.

Crispy duck egg with asparagus and broad bean salad Sous vide stone bass with wild mushrooms and chive croquette. Orange and olive oil cake

On Monday we took part in the Sheep & Wool Day held by the Cotswolds Conservation Board at the Cotswolds Discovery Centre in Northleach. This is the second year that the Sheep & Wool Day has taken place and it was certainly bigger and better than last year despite the drizzly second half of the day. We had a busy day selling pickles and chutneys but also got to enjoy the great BBQ (yes, even though it was raining) as well as pet the Cotswold Lion sheep and the alpacas!

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There was loads going on this year including a Pimms trolly, morris dancers, Northleach Spinners & Weavers doing demonstrations and the wonderful forge was in use for demonstrations too. We had a great day and the weather didn’t seem to keep people away (good ol’ Brits!). Looking forward to the next sheepish day!

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Posted on: 5th May 2016
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