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Ho-Ho-Homeward Bound

Xochi Balfour | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Xochi Balfour

Oh my goodness it is Christmas already. Where the summer and autumn went I have only a vague idea; it feels at once an eternity and a moment since we first nervously opened the hatch of our big old van on Leather Lane back in June.

Not All Those Who Wander are Lost...

Xochi Balfour | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Xochi Balfour

So says Tolkein, anyway. And wandering and roaming is exactly what we want to do in our rainbo van. To that end, we decided last week to spread our wings and leave Leather Lane behind in search of new horizons and mouths to feed.

New Places, New Faces

Xochi Balfour | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Xochi Balfour

Also abundant on Leather Lane are the very busy lunchtime executives. As we mostly cook our dumplings to order, so that everything is fresh and nothing hangs around, these customers can be slightly problematic. You would be surprised at how few people are willing or able to wait five minutes for their lunch.

Hitting the Streets of London

Xochi Balfour | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Xochi Balfour

This week, my boyfriend Ben and I launched our new street food business, rainbo, at London's Leather Lane market. Having quit our office jobs to run Petra Barran's chocolate van at markets and festivals last summer, we craved crunchy salads and light, healthy food on the move, so we decided to set up our own van selling just that.