One of the joys of being part of our very special club of small independents, is the great sense of camaraderie that gels us all together as we strive to maintain our profiles against the mass chain giants of the commercial world we exist in, retain our independence and our individuality whilst being sharp enough to survive in the sea of sharks all around us.
So, when we make it, and sustain it, and reach significant anniversaries, it seems appropriate to celebrate.
Then, you find yourself with real individuality, eccentricity even, and a bag full of fun. This time our brothers in arms are the inimitable Duncan and Megan of Duncan Murray Wines in Market Harborough, gorgeous Ben and Emma from Bat & Bottle in Oakham, and us, celebrating 18, 25 and 20 years respectively.
The small businesses of the UK are remarkable and usually led by quite amazing people, dedicated to their dream and ambitions to bring something special and different to their audiences, relentless in their efforts and tireless in their work ethic, sometimes beleaguered by the pressures of keeping it all afloat, and usually a little bit “quirky” (shall we call it?) . For ‘a little bit of bonkers’ seems to be a vital ingredient!!!!
Over the years I have been inspired by many such individuals and in recent years proud of our position in this rather special, even elite club. . . Saluti a Tutti!
So, Ben and Duncan came to me with an idea, ‘Portuguese Ports versus Italian Sweeties’, they said. . . ‘a menu to complement it?’ they asked! Enter side right Lino. . . and ‘Hey Presto!’ we have a menu!!!
And now we have a party! If you would like to join us for our ‘Celebration of Friendship and Passion for All Things Delicious’ you can find more information here
20TH ANNIVERSARY QUIZ
Q14 Which anniversary is Duncan Murray Wines celebrating?
Q15 Which anniversary is Bat & Bottle celebrating?
Q16 Which anniversary are The Polis celebrating?
Just answer in the comments below and we’ll enter you into our prize draw celebrating our 20th anniversary! (Please be sure to put your email address on your comment so that we can contact you if you’re one of our lucky winners)
Look out for other 20th anniversary quiz questions on our future blog posts. Prize draw winners to be announced on 1st January 2020.