This week-end it was the chilli festival in our town
and I wasn't the only one who had cycled there
and some people may have even arrived by boat
There were a huge variety of chilli related products available, including take-away food, pickles and preserves, chilli chocolate, chilli beer, chilli Pimms, chilli kitchen products, chilli plants and (my favourite) chilli ice-cream. There's something about chilli ice-cream that has the wow factor - I think its due to the bizarre sensation that although you're eating something freezing cold, there's something hot biting at your throat at the same time. I had some chocolate chilli ice-cream and it was amazing.
There was a also a chilli eating competition but there didn't seem to be too many people signing up for it - maybe they just didn't fancy it because it was such a hot day.
And there was also a band playing, strangely enough, Irish folk music. Something a little more Latin influenced would have created a better vibe, I would have thought.
The Chilli Festival is now in its third year so hopefully it will become a regular annual event. But I'm starting to love chillies more and more, so this won't be the last you'll hear of me talking about chillies!