It’s been a damn busy old festival so far but we’re half way through and while the madness continues I’m planning for the new uni term in September and possibly some time off. By which I mean Sunday’s and evenings. Social and cultural suggestions anyone?
We are recruiting for this year’s festival.
We are primarily looking for expert coffee makers. We are passionate about good coffee and in the last year built up a good rep for it and want to maintain this standard during the busy festival period. Simply being able to make a coffee is not enough.
The cafe is open 7 days during the festival 8am - 8pm during the week and 10am - 8pm at the weekends. That said shifts will mostly fall in the main part of the day. The ideal candidate will make amazing coffee and be prepared to do most of the lunch shifts throughout the 4 week festival period.
There is also events to run, food to make and people to serve so there may be part time work for the right candidate.
If you have the skills then get in touch. Your CV alone won’t sell you - tell us a bit about yourself. Click on the text above to get to our website and contact details.
We’re so close to one year. No small achievement in the current climate. A successful cafe owes most of its success to its regular customers. Ours are proudly displayed on the wall next to our coffee machine. We’re lucky to have such a charming, intelligent and rather good looking bunch. Not to mention a group that has impeccable taste.
So as well as celebrating a year in the life of a cafe we’ll be making some improvements and thanking those regular customers for getting us here. Expect some new edible treats, more great coffee to sample and a couple of small tweaks to our pretty interior. I might even get a hair cut.
So I’ve said that now so I better do it. There’ll be a party in early May. If you’re on The Wall then you’ll probably get an invite. Loyalty is rewarded.
Good bye to the sunshine. A glorious week of afternoon’s outside Joseph Pearce drinking wine is now behind me. And so begins the usual chat about living in a warmer part of the world. Sigh. We’ll forget that for now and get lots of soup ready for what will no doubt be a cold, wet, miserable week. Here’s to the rain!
In other news, the sandwich of the week has been fairly popular since we started it a few weeks ago. I am resisting the urge to do a chicken sarnie every week as they’re always a winner. Maybe we just need to get a chicken sarnie on the main menu.
Black Crowdie this week. A soft cheese wrapped in pinhead oats and crushed black peppercorns by Highland Fine Cheese of Tain. A little cheese maker in the north of Scotland where I worked at the age of 15. Not crafting gorgeous cheese but mopping floors and folding little boxes to put cheese into. Small things back then but now their range is available in most supermarkets and delis.
Click on the Sandwich of the week to go to Highland Fine Cheese’s Website.
And come in this week and enjoy the sarnie!
I knew this blogging thing wouldn’t last long.
Will keep trying. Occasionally.
Doors Open Day 2011
Dovecot. Open all weekend.
“As the building which housed the first public swimming baths in Edinburgh, Dovecot Studios are well placed to develop this year’s sports theme for Doors Open Day to mark the forthcoming Olympic and Commonwealth Games. The baths are fondly remembered by many locals and former residents of Edinburgh and we are keen to gradually record the history of the building’s previous use, including the experiences of those who used the swimming and bathing facilities and those who were employed here. ” via Dovecot
Big News Day.
I have the same routine every morning. Arrive late, turn on laptop and check phone, dishwasher on, grab the baker’s delivery from the store, wipe all the tables, sugar bowls, ’Shit, I haven’t turned the coffee machine on’, then potter about until I open at 8. The morning routine is always ruined if something interesting appears on the laptop or worse still someone has @’ed me on twitter and I need to check it’s not mean.
Yesterday morning was a review. A very lovely one from Katey who writes the Edinburgh foody blog Edinburgh Eats.
Follow the link if you want to read it. http://is.gd/eF5kgU
Having just read that I find an email from Roanne at Dovecot linking me to a google alert (still need to work out how to set them up). I’m a local hero apparently. The photograph above is dear horace, found on the Dovecot doorstep. The Evening News piece below fails to mention the best part of the story. I found Horace on the door step half wrapped in black bags. I thought it was a ruddy dead dog. I stood looking at the damn thing for about ten minutes wondering who at Dovecot deserved a dead dog. I drew a blank, honest. I kicked it and it rocked so def not a dead dog.
A link to the Evening News. http://is.gd/svrmrC
All in all a good news day.
Click on the photo to go to Jungle City
Although I’d settle for a Stag BCN