It was a delight to see young ‘Blackheathens’ Luke and Fergus back at their lemonade stall in Soldiers’ Memorial Park this year during the Blackheath Rhododendron Festival. Apparently they made a decent profit in 2018, but I’m tipping an even better result this time around because they had refined the whole operation. It was all very professional. They distributed some posters around the village on their bikes to spread the word.
A preparation bench at the back was a sensible innovation.
Oh yes, and the menu had expanded. I can’t remember what LL&B was though;
My associate Editor Des was the very first customer. It’s always traditional lemonade for him.
There was a slight price increase from $1.50 to $2.00 per cup, but that’s inflation for you. And there’s a bonus…just look at the jazzy little hand made stickers on the cups. Milly was enchanted when Des took her home a cup of grapefruitonade. Note the chunks of fruit….it’s the real deal folks!
Colour co-ordinated paper straws and fresh lemons on the sales table; two budding stylists I’d say. Then Fergus came up with the idea of a giant rhodo bloom to fully integrate the venture with the festival. Now I’m sure it wasn’t picked from the park, but even if it WAS, I’ll bet the old soldiers would say, ‘Good on you young fellas!”
I do hope the boys are back in 2020, because Editor Des and I will be.
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