Happy New Year to everyone. It is freezing in the Portobello and the best business is being done by an enterprising young man who makes his own delicious vegetable soup, bringing it round to us at £2 a container full. We bring in our thermos flasks and keep our hands warm as well as our stomachs full. Because the weather has been so cold and wet it means more parking places have become available. Every cloud as they say. The first two weeks have been quiet and nothing has been brought to us to buy. Another enterprising young girl was selling vodka iced lollies on sticks!