All the Fun of the Fair


‘It’s market weather’ the guid folk o Fife sagely say as biting winds blow the April showers horizontal. Every year the longest street fair in Europe, the Links Market, gathers in the Lang Toon to kick-start the season and the weather is normally notoriously dreadful. Not so this year.


In the Secret Garden temperatures climbed steadily into the high 40’s and the Easter family gathering spilled outdoors into the courtyard inadvertently becoming the inaugural Secret Garden Party.


I always like to welcome guests with a cocktail {or two} and this one is particularly topical and tasty.

The Cotton Candy Cocktail.


To make your own Cotton Candy Cocktail couldn’t be easier all you need is a bottle of prosecco and a bag of candy floss. Simply tear the candy floss into chunks, pop into a large jug, add the bottle of prosecco and serve. Pitcher perfect!

The gathering highlighted a few wee glitches in the garden, waggy tails welcoming guests don’t work well with terracotta pots which have all since been replaced with wooden tubs.


But it wasn’t all beer and skittles and in between entertaining I managed to find time to clear away the brambles that threatened the hydrangea and some of the dead wood from the fuchsia. And after all that I spent the last afternoon of the long weekend curled up in the old wicker chair with a good book. Bliss.


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