Sunday is traditionally a day of restful indulgence, spoiling yourself with simple delights and secret pleasures, writing letters, planting seeds, rugs, blankets and cloud gazing.....Last Sunday was a true reflection of this, when we gathered ourselves (and a batch of vegan treats) and headed to the Bike Shed Theatre for Butterscotch Sunday's edible screening of the beautiful French film Amelie.
I'd like to introduce Mr Guy Millon and Miss Hannah Mumby - partners in crime, inventors, designers and endive fondlers creating the all encompassing quirky atmosphere of Butterscotch Sunday. Spreading the word of good causes which quite fittingly so for Amelie, was local social enterprise Love Local Food - reminding us quietly that surrounded by such rich fields and farms, we need look no further than our very own doormats (and who knows, with neighbours like these, perhaps we will find a visual treasure or two under there as well).
Like a well organised handbag - the VCR boxes adorned the tables in rows, each one containing pockets of tiny treats, organised, enticing and evocative of the idea of waiting and playing; teasing out time, following a trail until the time is right to devour the flavours contained within.
"If you have ever felt that food can be magical, something to transform and transcend, then just imagine what it could do to your experience of watching a film! Your miniature hamper will be filled with delicious treats that have been designed to be eaten at significant moments in the film and immerse you in the emotional of Montmartre, Paris." - Guy Millon - The Butterscotch Beau.
On the cover of each VCR box was a poster and menu designed by the hand and pen of the talented Miss Mumby.
"It's better to help people than garden gnomes"
Within each box amongst other delights lay hand-crafted raspberry marshmallows and mini crisp-topped Creme Brûlée's, all hand-made by Guy and Butterscotch friends, sure to cast a magic spell when explored with the visual treat that is Amelie.
"With a prompter in every cellar window whispering comebacks, shy people would have the last laugh."
A photo both was provided to capture rare moments, with a gnome - of course.
And so we close this chapter of Butterscotch Sunday - who knows where the next one will take us, you can be sure, however, that it will be an intimate, intricate and wonderful occasion...
O' Butterscotch Sunday - "Without You, today's emotions would be the scurf of yesterday's"