How Gail got away with putting live pigs next door to the Cumberland sausage stand I’ll never know. But it was fun watching people tasting the free samples of sausage under the pleading eyes of the little pigs. The Food Marquee of the Lakes Hospitality Association “Best of Lakeland” Show also contained a pen of llamas, who formed part of the appreciative audience for a cooking display by the Malmaison Hotel Head Chef.
Gail and I gave several interviews in the morning for Radio, TV and the local newspapers in our capacities as Secretary and Chairman of the Association. We were later taken to task by someone who objected to us referring to Windermere as ‘Lake Windermere’. The argument is that ‘mere’ means lake, so it is tautologous to use the word lake when referring to Windermere. My reply is that I’d go for clarity over pedantry any day.