Cruet set

I went to a pop up cafe today for lunch with a friend. It's a cafe cum art installation which has opened for one month only in an empty shop unit in town. This 'item' was holding the salt and pepper set. Eagle-eyed amongst you will spot Action Man's body under the dress. I ordered the ruffage plate (spinach, beetroot, pumpkin seeds and feta) with the talking special. The special involved being quizzed on whether we had ever been to any sort of summer fair as children (it turns out my friend Katie once went to a school fete dressed as a washing machine whilst blowing bubbles through the door...) with a follow-up in which the waitress told us about her road trip to Memphis.
Sounds like lunch turned into an experience! Fun!
posted May 10th, 2012  
What a unique lunch! Great fun :)
posted May 10th, 2012  
(I'd of told of the time I entered my scones in a fete competition and was disqualified because they were too good for a child to of done on her own - bloody cheek)
posted May 10th, 2012  
Lol
posted May 10th, 2012  
@jlhopgood Oooh how rude!!
posted May 10th, 2012  
Sounds fab - did you report tales of the Preston Guild?
posted May 10th, 2012  
sounds fun!
posted May 10th, 2012  
A good way to get the discussion on gender going ;). This place is sounding better and better. Too bad they are only there for a little bit.
posted May 10th, 2012  
@jannaellen Well the transvestite sipping his tea looked quite comfortable.. @fueast Forgot about that - St Leonard's walking Day: best dress, posey of flowers, attached to other children by ribbons and the A6 closed.
posted May 10th, 2012  
@judithg My idea of a nightmare as a kid! I spent years trying to avoid these things.
posted May 10th, 2012  
This looks a fun place to go
posted May 10th, 2012  
Fetes that is - not cafes where I would spend all day if I could. I really need to get in a Bruccianis pic before then end of my project.
posted May 10th, 2012  
@fueast I don't think I may have retired at about age 4! I keep expecting @happypat to treat us to a Bruccianis pic - there was a very regular flow of 'dinner money' from me to them at one point!
posted May 10th, 2012  
@judithg Thats why dinner money was invented! Mind you the coffee was bloody awful
posted May 10th, 2012  
Great fun - and an unusual subject for your shot!
posted May 10th, 2012  
@fueast Goodness me how do you know about Bruccianis, are you a Preston girl Alison ?
posted May 10th, 2012  
@happypat I am indeed. Spent a large part of my youth in that cafe.
posted May 10th, 2012  
@judithg Well there is only one answer to that I will have to go & get a photo of the famous Bruccianis !!!! Still much the same by the looks of it & it took some of my pocket money too although we weren't allowed to go in there on our own after school in our school uniform !
Yours sounds an interesting cafe & must have been very entertaining having a transvestite action man dispensing the salt & pepper !!!
posted May 10th, 2012  
@judithg Was the transvestite customer or installation? :0
posted May 10th, 2012  
Sounds like fun experience! You got a good shot out of it. :)
posted May 10th, 2012  
@fueast Well I never , small world !!!
posted May 10th, 2012  
@meisen325 Well there was the transvestite cruet stand and a transvestite customer (I don't believe he's a permanent installation but you never know!) He did look very relaxed which must often not be the case - it's sad that this off the wall, everything goes sort of place is so temporary!
posted May 10th, 2012  
@happypat Quite right! I was in Sixth form so was generally in there in pixie boots and leg-warmers!
posted May 10th, 2012  
@happypat I would be interested in a report on the coffee quality!
posted May 10th, 2012  
@judithg @fueast I shall make it my mission to go in there specially next time I am in Preston & do a Egon Ronay style report !!! Also take some under cover photos !!!
posted May 10th, 2012  
@happypat Hurrah!!!
posted May 10th, 2012  
Hilarious!!!
posted May 10th, 2012  
Sounds like a very unique experience! Hope the ruffage platter was tasty.
posted May 10th, 2012  
@heatherwatters Very nice!!
posted May 10th, 2012  
Fun shot and sounds like a fun experience xx
posted May 10th, 2012  
Yikes...kind of eerie shot
posted May 10th, 2012  
Very unusual shot. I have heard about these pop up shops, but have yet to see one.
posted May 10th, 2012  
LOL
posted May 10th, 2012  
Sounds like a very interesting time. Love the shot.
posted May 11th, 2012  
oooh err judith, i'm pleased the food was good ....the action lady must have had a busy day as she looks half asleep :) .
posted May 11th, 2012  
oooh just saw this photo - where is this cafe? and is it still open? sounds like a fun experience!
posted May 26th, 2012  
@phoenixrising I think it was open till the 27th so if you get a crack on!! It's opposite Lloyds Bank on Regent Street.
posted May 26th, 2012  
oooh I saw it the other day - it was packed! and looked really fun. I went to Massaro's instead. Hmmmm, I'm in Essex today, but maybe tomorrow...
posted May 26th, 2012  
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