Monthly Archives: August 2013

Generations, bikers and sunsets…

Alston bikers visit the Chippy

Alston bikers visit the Chippy

Setting sun puts Chippy in the pink!

Setting sun puts Chippy in the pink!

Four generations enjoying fish and chips

Four generations enjoying fish and chips

More bikers having a rest at the restaurant

More bikers having a rest at the restaurant

Power cuts and new signs

Shap Chippy Signposted from J39 M6

Shap Chippy Signposted from J39 M6

Total Warrior was a challenge – especially when the electricity went off at 7.15 pm with a huge queue of hungry warriors at the door!  Our team came up trumps, Gwyn explaining to the National Grid that we were a village of 1,000, with 10,000 visitors and 5 businesses trying to feed them…. the changed there estimate for the power outage from 3 hours to 30 minutes… phew!  In the meantime Petra made pickled egg mayonnaise sandwiches for those who were really hungry. Hmmm….!  With the power back on we enjoyed feeding more people than we usually do over a whole weekend… great fun – no pictures, I’m afraid, we were too busy!

Pictures of our new sign, though!

We now have a sign pointing the way to Shap Chippy for people coming off the M6 at junction 39 (J39).  I had to sign a lease for it with Lonsdale Settled Estates.  Some curious clauses in the lease – not to have riotous parties or some such… It’s a nice spot, but probably not my first choice for a bit of a do.

We also have a pavement sign and some professional window signs – opening hours, open/closed sign etc.  Apart from looking much better we no longer have to rely on blu tac that a) leaves a horrible mess and b) has been melting and leaving our signs dragging sadly towards the floor.

 

Roadside furniture - mine's legal and paid for!

Roadside furniture – mine’s legal and paid for!

 

 

English spuds…

Proof that we make chips from English potatoes… and evidence suggesting that Jo has been working too hard over the past week.  Team members off on hols and on sick… and extra visitors from Kendal Calling, the Penrith Show and Total Warrior!

Asleep on the spuds

It was a long day!

She’ll be wide awake for Lowther weekend!