Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Ice Cream

I was sitting in Hartley's Beach Cafe at St Bees and looked up at the ice cream on the wall,  noticed the numbers and puzzled what they indicated, was it flavours or sizes, and then belatedly realised it was actually the time.  I wonder how long this ice cream clock has been telling time?  The Hartley's Ice Cream they sell is made to the same recipe as when the founder started out locally in the 1930s selling ice cream from a motorcycle and sidecar and although the number of flavours sold today has increased vanilla still remains the best seller.

I was idly wondering how I could pad out one photograph to make an ABC post about ice cream and then unexpectedly last weekend I was taken to an ice cream farm, Yay, result.  So I take you from a beach cafe on the Cumbrian coast
south to the Cheshire countryside and to something on a far bigger scale, the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm at Tatttenhall.  This also started out as a family business and sold ice cream from the farm shop, fast forward 30 years and next to the unit making lots of ice cream for the retail trade is a large 'Adventure Park'.  Spot half a strawberry to the left?
This is Strawberry Falls part of the ice cream themed adventure golf course which winds around it (I snatched a photo while trying to negotiate the obstacles to pot golf balls). 
Being a sunny bank holiday weekend the Adventure Park was crammed. Apart from adventure golf, a visit to the animals in Fudge Farm the other objective of our visit was the giant Ice Cream Parlour, and yes the long queue meant I had lots of time to make up my mind to what flavour to choose. Unfortunately the ice cream tree
was decorative rather than edible although on a practical note
it does have a temperature gauge.  I believe when the temperature indicator drops from "I'm Melting" to "Snow Time" at the bottom there is a snow explosion from the top accompanied by music. It is timed for every half hour.  Is someone in this picture wondering how to make it happen sooner?

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at I here. 


Photo Cache said...

Cool I word, literally and figuratively :)

Was going to post ice cream, however I cannot find an image in my albums, sigh!


photowannabe said...

What a fun post.
I do love ICE CREAM!

Trubes said...

Looks like a fun place to visit with the grandchildren,
and oh how we all love ice cream,
Best wishes,
ABCW team.

Leslie: said...

Okay that does it, Joy! I am definitely coming up to your area of England next time...just have to visit an ice-cream farm! What a fun place!

abcw team

Melody Steenkamp said...

What an amazing choice to fill in such a place.... I've enjoyed this post and the photo's, the make water run around my teeth ;-)

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carol l mckenna said...

Love the colors for I in your post ~ fun!

Wishing you a smooth sailing week ~ ^_^

Roger Owen Green said...

delicious-looking. don't know that I would eat it!