I found Fleur back in 2013. a rusty, pitiful state she was, full of holes and covered in rust. She had been left to the elements on a farm in Provence, South of France, completely abandoned and forgotten about. After some research I found some folk in the know who promised to restore her to her former glory, inside and out. I closed my eyes and just plucked up the courage to bring her back to the UK and finally start to realise my dream of running my own business.
I haven't always been a baker, you see. Before this I worked for a fin-tech company specialising in currency trading....immensely boring in comparison to pootling around the beautiful Angus Glens with my, now stunning, companion serving cakes! One day while living overseas I was made redundant and my husband and I decided to make a slow move back to Scotland, first settling in the beautiful Kent Countryside. It was during this time that I realised if I was going to make a living out of baking, I needed to learn how to avoid making so many mistakes! I was brought up in a family of cooks, bakers and fabulous foodies, but I wasn't particularly polished, so I enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu in London (now my most favourite place on earth) and spent many glorious hours soaking up what I could from the very best pastry chefs in the world, studying Patisserie and latterly Artisan Breads. This further fuelled my love of France. I'm sure you can now work out how I found Fleur and why there is a slight French twist to what we do here.
Her renovation was a year long process but I am so glad I skimped on nothing, she is absolutely beautiful! She's also a temperamental lady but just needs a little bit of TLC and a lot of patience and she will take me anywhere. If you see us on the road give us a wave or a toot.
We're now based back in the Angus countryside, where I was born, and we hope to see you somewhere exciting very soon.
Ailsa & "Fleur"
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See below some pictures of Fleur's renovation