''Its not about being your best self, its about being yourself''
A piece of cake
A piece of cake
The Journey continues
So while I had the next six weeks off, it gave me time to sit down in my flat and relax do a lot of meditating a lot of listening to think and grow rich early nightingale, Dr Wayne Dwyer all of that kind of books, we played cash flow quadrant, my brother and I. I would lye on the sofa listening while he sat at the desk, listening while writing down his affirmation, we had big massive french windows in the flat, that would let in loads of light.
I remember lying on the couch and thinking what can I do now, what can I do next?. It just came to me sandwich round there’s not a lot of start-up cost not a lot of costs involved, furthermore, you can start at home. So over the next week, I started thinking about where I would start my sandwich round.
Now, I knew how I was going to generate cash flow, as people still needed to eat, I went to bookers acquired all of the ingredients I needed. I spent the next few days cleaning and sorting the kitchen and fridges. With having the shop and not having anywhere yet to move too, I still had two empty fridges,
I set my kitchen up as a working kitchen with separate fridges for my food and the other fridge for the sandwich round food. In the meantime, myself, and then friend, went to London to see the set up of a street food event coming to Manchester from London. At the time I had left to my name 100.00 and it was £80,00 petrol which left £20:00 to get something to eat and buy bread for the round in the morning, pressure, I had to make the trip to get the spot so that I could, create my stall to showcase my goods, which meant that I had a stall to show, the likes of makers market, beat street.
The street food event in London was, urban food fest, which at the time was across the way from the Hilton, The event was held on EuroCar Parks ground because Jesse’s parents own euro car parks. The first food fest wasn’t, it was busy, the best to be fair. It was windy, tables started to fly, but it was busy! I made a shit load of stuff, that didn’t sell because it was so windy and cold.
The menu you was as followed.
Roll bread & butter pudding
Skittles cheesecake, every layer was a favour
Snickers meringue pie
Mars bar Leclair
strawberry millions Ice- fingers
It was fun quirky, as the weeks went on the nights got lighter and the place became warmer the event got worst. It didn’t help that other street food event kept talking rubbish about it. Jess decided to call it a day in Manchester, it lasted several months and they still had London, which was busy.
The sandwich round had started, other street food places started to notice my wares and I was being asked to sell at there events, so I did get to work in Manchester, just not in a shop, the universe always provides what you need not what you want!
Everything was going absolutely well. I still had to look for premises as it wasn’t ideal me being in the flat using my kitchen for health and safety reasons.
While looking for premises I found this place in London, where you pay as you go to use the kitchen, while I continued to look I found one in Manchester, which was called ” cooks manchester” I stayed there for a while. Then a very good friend of mine allowed me to run my kitchen from his business so I stayed there for 6 months, I continued with my sandwich round it allowed me to get my self to gather all most.