Well not quite ALL change, but dedicated pickles fans will notice that this blog looks a bit different. That’s because, these days, we have real life strangers looking at our humble little web presence. Yes, normal folk off the street – not just people we are related to/spend quite a lot of time in the pub with. Actual punters. So we thought we’d try to make things look a bit more representative of what we do.

Speaking of pies. Today was our last West Norwood Feast of the year, and it was a goodie. Cold, very cold, but we sold all of our wares and there was a nice, spicy aromatic feel to the food fair today. Keeping with the theme of change, we did do a few things differently to mark the festive season…

I discovered chalk pens….


(they are soluable, so the “WBAFC” I wrote on the wall WILL come off, apparently).

I also Christmassed-up the Waltshaws’ traditional pork pie, and added some homemade chestnut stuffing….


I also added some Christmas flavours to our faithful chocolate brownies. You can’t tell from the picture, but they were all cinamonny and chocolatey and made the kitchen smell like a gluttonous grotto…

 Other changes the Waltshaws made today were mostly sartorial…


Less said the better.

And finally, the biggest change is that the next stall we do will not be in SE27, but in SW11, at the Battersea Arts Centre Christmas market. We have been to see the set-up and it’s looking good. As much as we love WNF, I have to say it will be very welcome to do a stall under cover and not standing on mud – it’s well posh in Battersea (but not too posh for pies).