July 7, 2021

JULY 2021 – Celebrating the Return of Summer & Easing of Restrictions

JULY 2021 update: Celebrating the Return of Summer & Easing of Restrictions


Its been an absolute pleasure hosting such wonderful events!

Personalised Burgers, Colourful Sharing Platters, Family Gatherings, Beautiful Flowers, Laughter and Sunshine!

200gm pure ribeye steak burgers with all the bits and relishes served with homemade coleslaw and crispy Alpine Fries – topped off with a caricature of each guest – the girls loved it – thank you Terrie for the amazing drawings.

A trio of salads – buffalo mozzarella with celery, olives & pine nut / Watermelon, feta and pistachios / Charcutier meat selection with olives & caper berries – served with delicious warmed sough dough bread –  an amazing sharing platter to start a meal!

We celebrated two 50th’s, a 60th and a 70th birthday last month – wonderful family occasions with all the generations so happy to be together!

We celebrated the birthday of one of my oldest friends who came along with her ex nursing colleagues – the sun was out, champagne and wine in abundance, more sharing platters, delicious pink lamb and lemon meringue pie!

Not forgetting the pink candelabra, the candles, sparklers, bubbles and the family quizzes!!

Thank you everyone for celebrating at Second-Helpings!

SAVE THE DATE – Saturday 31st July, 2021 Charity Day – see more info below

CHARITY OPEN DAY – Saturday 31st July. A chance for small, local businesses to shine.

Proceeds of the day will go towards Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The garden will be open from 10am until 5pm and refreshments and cake / savouries will be provided for a £5 contribution.

Exhibitors (to date) include:  (details previously featured in earlier blogs):

Silverre Bespoke Jewellery

What Katy Does Best

Bags by Terrie

Craft Junkie by Terrie

Tropic Skincare

Latest exhibitors to sign up:-

Adorah Fashion 

Deborah has always loved fashion, and running a boutique or something similar has been what she thought was a pipe dream for a long time.  Deborah finally took the plunge in 2020, just before the first lockdown and began Adorah Fashion as a side project. Little did she know what terrible timing that might prove to be!  Adorah has now taken over her life, and her front room!   Since starting the business, she has built up a small but loyal client base and with the easing of lockdown, is excited to finally be able to bring Adorah to more gorgeous ladies!

Iset Candles & Diffusers

Louise Lee runs her own beauty business and started making candles and all things with a fragrance about 4 years ago. She is passionate about her candles and although she is still learning and evolving, strives to produce high quality, strong fragranced and echo friendly products. She uses soy wax and is vegan friendly. Louise only use the best high quality fragrances and would love, sometime in the future, to be able to have her own bespoke fragrances to add to her products. She make diffusers, car diffusers, candles, melts & hand pump soap. She is also starting to test bees wax, but that’s a future product!


(please email eat@second-helpings.co.uk or call 07719 624429 to confirm your attendance as we need to keep an eye on numbers)

If you know of a local business who may be interested in exhibiting please let us know?

Contributions of plants, seeds or anything else we can sell would be most welcome!

Further updates to come soon …..

Want to try somewhere a little different to celebrate with friends and family?

If you have a special event you would like to celebrate or just fancy trying somewhere a little different away from the crowds – why not give us a try? Treat your Mum to a delicious cream tea in the garden, have a special lunch with mates or colleagues, or come and have a picnic with the kids – you can enjoy your own bespoke menu, take a stroll in the garden and relax.

As we only take one booking per day, you and your party will have the whole place to yourselves!

Don’t forget, we are carrying on with our takeaway service too.

Recipe of the Month – Cheese Soufflés

WOW your guests with this easy to make (in advance) delicious and impressive starter!

>> View/Download the recipe here

Please do check out the Menus – One of our lovely regular customers sampled a 5-course Summer Celebration Lunch and had this to say:-

“Barbara’s skills at creating delicious food that not only looks amazing but tastes delicious is fantastic.

Every course of our meal was a feast in fine dining. I would highly recommend coming to this hospitable venue for a great experience……..”

Thank you Victoria!

Come and see us soon. Barbara xx 👍

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