It was a fantastic weekend at Clumber Park’s Festival of Food and Drink. The weather was glorious, the crowds were friendly and the food was lush! Everyone was keen to get involved in our Great British Bread Roll debate!

It’s so funny how passionate people can get about such a simple thing. We kept a tally throughout the weekend. Laura (Swiis Foster Carer Recruitment Officer) had me in stitches with her competitiveness to get people to vote for Bun (I was pushing for Breadcake!).

At the end of day 1, the basic bread roll won with 22 votes. Joint second was the Breadcake and Cob with 18 votes each and third place were Laura’s Buns with 17 votes.

By the end of day 2, the Breadcake had taken the bread roll debate prize with another 23 votes, bringing the total to 41 votes (yeah I won!!! Not that it had anything to do with me keeping the tally). Laura’s Buns were a close second with a total of 39 votes. The Cob came in third with a total of 35 votes. Rolls ended up with 33 votes, Baps got 4 and Batch got 1.

Obviously, we weren’t just there to talk about bread though. Fostering was the main topic of conversation throughout the day. We spoke to so many wonderful people, many of whom had thought about fostering for years, but felt daunted by the idea of actually applying. There is no denying that making the decision to be a foster carer is a big one. It was a pleasure for us to be able to provide some clear guidance to people and to dispel some of the myths and rumours about fostering. Hopefully, we will have encouraged some of those wonderful people to ‘bite the bullet’ and take that first step on their journey to becoming a foster carer.

We’re looking forward to next year’s festival already. If you have any food or drinks related topics you would like us to do a vote on next time let us know.