So it happened. After all the waiting we are open. We went with a quiet opening – we are new to the cafe business, so are feeling our way into it but it was good to see friends and neighbours dropping in not least because we want to be there for the community as well as tourists, and we did get drive-by custom as well.
Here’s how we looked before opening – still room for a few more pictures maybe, but not too cluttered for the cafe atmosphere.
The OldByreSkye on the wall was a freebie from the VitalSigns who made the roadside signs. Apparently they printed out the wording the wrong size (too large), so when we collected the signs they owned up and gave us the extra lettering for free. They were able to reuse the blue and green underscores, but even so it looks rather smart. Nice one guys! [It basically works like giant Letraset: and I'm old enough to have used plenty of that...]
Tomorrow I’ll try to get some foodie shots: but if you’re in the area why not drop in and see for yourself? Same menu as today. Wednesday is our day off and then a new menu for Thursday and Friday.
Currently listening to: Pour Down Like Silver – Richard and Linda Thompson. And yes, we do have PRS and PPL licences for the gallery/cafe [and the hole in our bank balance to prove it...], so you can legitimately listen to anything we play. Or say “What’s that racket” and put your fingers in your ears…