Tilleymints Ice Cream Bike Hire: Blog http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Tilleymints Ice Cream Bike Hire tilleybike@gmail.com (Tilleymints Ice Cream Bike Hire) Sun, 18 May 2014 09:44:00 GMT Sun, 18 May 2014 09:44:00 GMT http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u754308229-o430661363-50.jpg Tilleymints Ice Cream Bike Hire: Blog http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog 120 80 Stacey & Paul's Wedding Meols Hall Southport http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2014/5/stacey-pauls-wedding-meols-hall-southport

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Wigan train station http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2014/5/wigan-train-station The last two days have been really great.  On Friday we were at Wigan Railway Station.  The tilleymint ice cream bike had been invited as part of Virgin trains 'pop up shops'.  A concept that involves small local businesses.  It was cool to talk with all the  different people and see we're they were off to.  From visiting relatives in Scotland to attending a Viking soirĂ©e in Newcastle, a really interesting day.


The nest day we were at Fir Tree Farm in Lancashire.  A regular food and craft Fayre is held the 3rd Saturday each month.  The farm has wonderful walks and sites, including alpacas to see.


Wigan Railway Station Fir Tree Farm

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Loyola Hall Rainhill Ice Cream Bike http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2014/4/loyola-hall-rainhill-ice-cream-bike Took the Tilleymint Ice Cream Bike to a fantastic event yesterday. Held within the grounds of Loyola Hall Rainhill over 500 children were on an easter egg hunt.  Everything was based upon an Alice in Wonderland Theme. All funds raised going to the Willowbrook Hospice.

The event was not only very well attended and supported but also very well organised.

Here is a short video of the day.

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We had a fantastic time on Sunday at Nazim & Amena's wedding. This was the last celebration of a 3 day event. It was a relatively small gathering, just 500 guests. There can be anything up to 1,000 people so more often than not the reception is held in a sports hall. You wouldn't believe it looking at the photos.
Everyone looked stunning in their outfits, they wear a different one each day. We were invited to sit down and eat in the VIP room with the bride & Groom and their families. The food was delicious and plentiful. We were made to feel very welcome. One we had finished eating it was time for the Ice Cream which went down a treat. The queue was never-ending.




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Liverpool Metropolitan Cathdral Ice Cream Bike http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2014/3/liverpool-metropolitan-cathdral-ice-cream-bike Today we were at a Vintage Craft Fair in the beautiful Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral or "Paddy's WigWam" as it is affectionately known as, by most scousers.  As our Tilleymints Ice Cream Bike is based on a 1920's Pashley bike, it fits in very well with all things vintage. The fair was well attended organised by Stuart at Memorylane Fairs

Quite a few people commented on how they remembered the Ice Cream man peddling around the streets when they were a child. We barely had time to set up when a lovely couple from Singapore, over to watch the Liverpool match, bought an ice cream. They said that Singaporians loved their ice cream, but as it is so hot, they always have to rush to eat it before it melts. They came back later saying they really enjoyed our ice cream, espcially as they didnt have to rush it!

As you can see, we had a Mothers Day Special which went down a treat with a few Mums.

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As it was such a lovely day, we couldn't miss a photo opportunity outside such an iconic building.

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We had an early start today with our Tilleymint Ice Cream Bike to attend the craft fair held in the Village Hall in the beautiful village of Hale. There was a variety of crafts on offer, from custom clocks, children's wear, artwork and sweets, and of course our lovely ice cream which, as always was a great talking point. It was such a lovely day some people even sat outside in the sun eating their Ice Cream. 

The event had a nice feel about it, very friendly people and very well organised by Jimmy and Linda. They are constantly looking at ways to raise money to support the New Hale community centre. 

A few years ago it was a cold, damp, dull smelly place which Hale brownies used every week for years and hoped one day they would see the building renovated.

It took a few people on a dedicated committee and the brownies years, but finally their wish came true. They now have a new youth centre, a lovely modern building for the Hale people to use but as with everything nowadays they need money to keep it going.

Hopefully the raffle and the stall holders contributions from today will help.

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The event was opened by The Lord Mayor of Hale Brian Hargreaves, who will be finishing his term in office this year.

The event was very well attended and Jimmy & Linda are planning more events throughout the year.  We hope to go back again later in the year.

This was one happy little girl, she loved our bike and kept honking the horn, this made everyone jump and gave them all a laugh.


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Sports Relif Day Ice Cream Bike http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2014/3/sports-relif-day-ice-cream-bike It was a freezing cold day last Sunday but so many people braved the cold and turned out to support the Sports Releif day at Culcheth Community Primary School. There was plenty to do before each race, fair ground rides, bouncy castle, climbing frames and lots of food and drink.  Our Ice Cream went down a treat after each race. One little girl walked the 1 mile course eating her ice cream and still had a little left at the finish line. Her Mum said it was great value!!

Looking forward to another busy weekend - Hale Village Hall Craft Fair on Saturday 29th, then the beautiful Metropolitan Cathedral on Sunday for the "Not Just Vintage" fair which is always a very popular event. Both events are free to enter...hope to see you there!

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2012 http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2014/1/2012 Well a happy New Year to one and all. We started the year off last Saturday at the Selwyn Jones Sports centre in Newton Le Willows. A day to raise funds for the local primary school.  The theme of the party was Wen Dek Day. The second Saturday in January when Thai people celebrate their children.  The event was organinsed by Thai Caterers Saraphee.  Lots of food, fun and games, and of course ice cream.  A great day.


We have also put together a short advertsing video.


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Christmas Craft Fayre Weekend http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2013/11/christmas-fayes-weekend On Saturday we were at Park Road Community School in Warrington for their Christmas Fayre, organised and run by the PTA this was a great event. We were surprised at the number of people who agreed with us, it's never too cold for Ice Cream.  

Once again there were a number of good quality craft stalls, offering those last minute gifts. Unusual ones that you just don't find in the shops.  2 tombolas ( we won some wine), christmas music, face painting, it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves.  Most of the children bought ice cream and loved it, some came back for more. Hopefully we will be going back in the summer for their summer fayre. It was a busy day throughout which was great as alll of the proceeds go to the school to provide lots of exciting equipment for the children

Here are a couple of images before the rush.


On Sunday we returned to the Mansion House in St Helens for their Christmas Fayre.  We were last there in August as the wedding photographers for a lovely couple, Karyn & Darren. At the moment the Mansion House and the grounds are going through extensive renovations which are due to be complete in Spring 2014 and there is no doubt that this will be one of the North West's Premier Wedding Venues. So soon to be "brides" get yourself down there and have a look around! And by the way you will see some of our photos playing on the big screen on the reception.

Although it was a cold day, we sold lots of Ice Cream. There were some lovely craft ideas, home made cakes and Santa made an appearance. The staff were really great, most dressed up for the occasion. Ian (Corporate Director) looked very dapper surrounded by the girls, and of course our Ice Cream waiter, John.

Two tired shoppers having a rest and enjoying Orange Choc Chip & Toffee with Choc Covered Cinder Toffee Pieces .... lovely mmmmmm!!!!


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Farnworth School Widnes Christmas Fair http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2013/11/farnworth-school-widnes-christmas-fair Marie and I had a great time on Saturday at the Farnworth School Chistmas Fair.  Lots and lots of stalls with some great ideas for gifts for family and friends. Lots of different cfrafts on offer from fudge and chutneys to cakes, cushions, toys, scarves handbags, face painting and of course our delicious ice cream.

The ice cream went down very well. Well it's hot work all this shopping!


Santa turned up as did two real Reindeers.  I must admit despite the chaos of the day it was well organised and very well attended. Also Marie and I found all of the children very well mannered and behaved. Such a great time with the christmas music in the background.


John was asked to do some shots of the stall holders, here are the images from the day.

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The West Tower Ormskirk Ice Cream Cycle Hire http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2013/11/the-west-tower-ormskirk-ice-cream-cycle-hire Attended the West Tower last night for their Wedding Fayre. There was a lot of interest in the ice cream, over 128 samples given out, even thought it was a cold November night.

We also had time for some fun in the photo booth!

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Alderley Lawn Tennis Club Meols Wirral http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2013/10/alderley-lawn-tennis-club-meols-wirral Last night saw Marie and I take the bike to the Alderley Lawn Tennis Club on the Wirral for their monster bash.  A celebration of Halloween night.  Our ice cream flavours for this spooky occasion was the following;

  • Vampire Vanilla.
  • Blood Orange Chocolate Chip
  • Dracula's Treacle Toffee treat
  • Boiling Cauldron Bubble Gum
  • Slimey Mint Chocolate Chip


Served by a witch and a skeleton - what more could a party want.  Seriously, it was a great night, all the kids dressed up, along with a few adults. Great games organised by Richard other members of the tennis club raised the energy levels.  We left around 10pm as the party got going.

Everyone at the Club made us feel very welcome. We hope to return in the spring and summer for their tennis tournaments.  Here are a few images of the evening.


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Hard Days Night Hotel http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2013/10/hard-days-night-hotel Sunday saw Marie and I with our ice cream bike at the Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool.  The Hotel was running a wedding fayre and it was well attended and very well run.  We really got spoiled by the hotels staff.  They included vendors as well as all of the visitors when passing around superb tasters, such as mini burgers and mini fish and chips.  We of course provided dessert, as we took several of our gorgeous ice cream.  The bike and ice cream was very popular.  We took and number of bookings, and have had several over the last couple of days. All in all our most successful wedding fayre.

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Anna's 80th Birthday Bash http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2013/10/annas-80th-birthday-bash Last night we had a great time at my auntie Anna's Birthday Party.  It was held at Ruskin Drive Social Club and our present to her was our ice cream bike and lovely ice cream for the night.

Here are a couple of images of the 'SMITHS' - you can see the great party type people that they are. 


The ice cream went down very well - with the older kids who are in the 60's & 70's and the younger ones too!  The kids were great, most came back for seconds and some for thirds.  The young ones even joined in the sequence dancing 


As I say Marie and I had a great time. We even had time to dance - Marie in her pinnie, me in my dickie!  We enjoyed the night. Here's me dancing with my mum.


Auntie Anna enjoying her special ice cream cone.


All in all a great night.

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Ramada Encore Hotel Haydock http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2013/10/ramada-encore-hotel-haydock We have recently attended two wedding fayres with the Ice Cream Bike.  The first was at the Saints Rugby ground at Langtree Park.  The second was at the Ramada Encore Hotel Haydock.  Both are great venues at which to get married. Both are modern, airey and new.  

There was a lot of interest in the bike with lots of mmmmmmmmm I just love this ice cream.  We got 3 bookings from the two wedding fayres with the promise of more.

Again all of the other vendors and staff were absolutley fabulous, taking time out to chat about their businesses and to make sure that we had everything we needed.

John and I would like to pass our thanks on to the staff at Langtree Park - for helping us carry the bike up 3 flights of stairs. And the staff at the Ramada for being so helpful to us.



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Fulwood Farmers Market http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2013/9/fulwood-farmers-market Great place to visit. Fulwood Farmers Market in Preston. Third Saturday of every month.  We bought home made cheeses, pies and bread. I think we bought more goods than we sold ice cream. But a beautiful day, and friendly people.




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o2 - Runcorn http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2013/9/o2---runcorn Tuesday and Friday saw Marie and I at the 02 Call Centre in Preston Brook, Runcorn.  It's a massive modern building with close to 2000 staff working there.  Within the call centre they have an area called "The Street".  From time to time vendors, like ourselves, are invited to promote & sell their goods which seems to go down very well. Friday was the launch of the new i phone which meant the operators were very busy taking calls.  They welcomed our delicious ice cream during their breaks and after lunch.

The ice cream was very popular having been there on Tuesday, we had some of the same people back for more on Friday. They loved the fact that we had different flavours but found they were spoiled for choice.  Just before we left we were approached by Anne - one of the 02 top communications managers.  She informed us that she had around 20 people in, all busy judging  "The Media Awards" to be held in the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral in November.  She said they had been working so hard since early in the morning she thought an Ice cream would go down well.  No doubt a welcome break from their difficult task - espcially on a Friday afternoon.  From their reactions it was a well appreciated gesture.

 John, looking the part  - the second shot, John went all 'arty' in photoshop!

We had a great time at 02 and hope to go back again soon.


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The Heath Business Centre Pam & Jim's Wedding http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2013/9/the-heath-business-centre-pam-jims-wedding On Saturday we attended the wedding of Pam & Jim at the Heath Business Centre in Runcorn.

A great venue in which to hold your wedding reception. Pam hired us to serve ice cream to her guests from early evening, just after the speeches and again after the buffet. However, her guests love the ice cream so much and we had such a good time we stayed until close to midnight - and yes people were still asking for ice cream even when we started to pack up!

The calm before the storm - we had time to fool around.

Marie did ride the bike all the way from home and across the Runcorn Bridge! Only joking...

Pam & Jim are a great couple who looked after their guests, greeting every one who arrived for their party.  

Here are a few shots. The first one is of a very good friend of Pams.  She did an Irish Dance - very energetic - then taught all those willing guests a dance too. 


Pam & Jim below getting ready for the first dance. Pam looked beautiful and Jim very handsome.


Jim dancing with someone who's not his bride!!

Pam gets her ice cream - after all that dancing - but soon she's back on the dance floor but with her ice cream ...... We thought she was going to ride away with the Ice Cream ha ha!

All in all it was a great night, I know that Pam & Jim's guests enjoyed themselves, as we did too.  We throughly recommend the Heath Business Centre to anyone wishing to have their wedding reception there or any kind of celebration. The staff are so friendly and exceptionally helpful and the food was fantastic.  A great venue for a party.

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Rivington Barn Wedding - Ice Cream Cycle Hire http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2013/8/rivington-barn-wedding---laura-doug Rivington Hall Barn is a fantastic venue in which to get married, espcially if you have the weather too.  Yesterday we had a great time serving our ice cream at the wedding of Laura & Doug.

We arrived early to set up our ice cream bike on the front lawn, outside the mansion house. Right from the start it was busy, the queue never went down.  A late warm summer afternoon, obviously a big factor, as well as the taste.

Laura chose the following flavours Pear Drop, Vanilla with crunchy honeycomb pieces, Chocolate Orange and a lovely Rasberry Sorbet.  Once Laura and her guests moved inside for their meal, we followed them.  Things were running a little late, which is to be expected when guests are feeling relaxed.  We therefore decided to stay an extra hour & a half, to make sure everyone got a taste, some even came back for seconds.

Here are a couple of images from the day.

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Lavender Farm Rainford http://www.tilleymint.co.uk/blog/2013/7/lavender-farm-rainford It was the hottest day of the year -the perfect day for an ice cream.  And we sold out!  It was a great day at the Lavender Farm in Rainford.  Our first but not our last.  The second Sunday of every month.

There are many types of stalls, from vintage crafts to home made chutneys and pies.  Of course you can always get a full English at the Farm.  It was well attended by families and we were kept busy all day.  With 40's style music in the back ground, Glenn Miller and the type, even the DJ, and his Gall dressed in 40's style clothes, were doing gentle jive dancing to the music. Perfect!

Heres Marie just near the end of the day.

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