There’s a Bank Holiday Weekend coming up…

Well here’s the 2nd instalment of my Did You Know feature and I’m sure you don’t need me to remind you that this weekend is a Bank Holiday weekend.

 

That means only one thing – all systems go for those of us catering for tourists or day trippers in any way. Stock orders in, all hands on deck and fingers crossed for some good weather, and let’s hope it’s several degrees warmer than it has been in the last few days.

Despite the drop in temperature I still have to be prepared for a hot, sunny spell and last week my delivery of ice cream cones came in, all 60+ boxes of them, so you could say I’m ready for some sunshine. We’ve changed our range of waffle cones this year and have a couple of new additions on offer including one rolled in popcorn and another rolled in milk chocolate vermicelli and, of course, our best selling nutty waffle. (My personal favourite!)

Our premium waffle cone selection for 2015

Thankfully I did actually manage that day away last week at the spa with Sweet Caroline. Unfortunately, after a somewhat painful massage to remove the lumps and bumps from my back and neck, I was guided into the relaxation room to recover then promptly fell asleep for the next 2 hours so most of the afternoon was gone!  For those of you not working this weekend take time to relax, enjoy some family time and take advantage of the time off; you deserve it I’m sure.

Did you know this weekend also signals the start of Whisky Month and World Whisky Day is only a few weeks away when we Scots pay homage to our national drink. My display window is being dressed on Thursday and I’ll have more about what we’re doing in the shop in next week’s instalment including a fantastic offer on the newly acclaimed online Whisky School Courses.

Finally, did you know you can vote for us in the Waverley Golden Cone Awards?  It’s the annual search to find Scotland’s favourite place to enjoy ice cream and since this is Geraldo’s 10th anniversary we’d love you to vote for us please.  All you have to do is fill in the form online for your chance to win a fully stocked ice cream cart for a special event of your choosing. Closing date is Tuesday, 5th of May.

 

 Good luck with your entry and have a great weekend everyone!

Toni x

Calling all Land Rover enthusiasts!

WOW!  Stewart’s have surpassed themselves with their new range of luxury shortbread tins this year. These beautifully-embossed tins feature iconic images and are filled with delicious Scottish shortbread. They’re a fantastic gift for Father’s Day or perhaps an uncle, brother or difficult-to-buy-for birthday gift for your Dad. Their nostalgic charm makes them an ideal gift for enthusiasts and collectors too and it’s the best range of gift tins we’ve come across for men – at last!!!

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This is one of their new edition releases this year to complement last year’s smaller tin featuring the Land Rover Defender.

Land Rover Defender

It’s too late now to order from us online for Father’s Day this year but still plenty of time to pop into the shop and browse the selection we have if you’re still looking for ideas before Sunday.

Oh, and before I forget, if you’re a REAL Landy enthusiast and you’re on Facebook why not LIKE The Gas Station Café in Cumnock and/or drop by on Sunday, 22nd of June 2013 and see the real thing for yourself.  All Land Rover owners and enthusiasts are welcome to come along and join in the planned road run around some of the local sites.

See you there!