Open House in Cambuslang

The last weekend in June was a busy one for the Ginger Snap team, with the Royal Highland Show, a wedding in North Perthshire and an open house event near Glasgow.

On Sunday, Taylor Wimpey presented the latest phase of new homes at Newton Farm in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire with food and drink provided by Ginger Snap as well as children’s entertainment.


Our team arrived in the morning, setting up a stand in the garden, right next to a giant deckchair and an array of garden games such as Jenga and Connect 4.

Guests began to arrive to view the show home just after noon, greeted by two larger than life mascots, a clown and stilt walker.

Chefs Jonathan and Kate prepared posh bockwurst hot dogs in a brioche bun for the guests.  These were garnished at the guests’ leisure. Guests were offered an abundant choice of homemade toppings including tomato relish, beetroot chutney, Ginger Snap’s secret barbeque sauce, mayonnaise, lettuce, pickled shallots and gherkins. These received plenty of praise from those in attendance and hungry visitors even came back for a second helping.


Immediately making themselves at home, children ran around the garden with freshly painted faces, playing football and frisbee with the two Taylor Wimpey mascots, Handy Andy and Millie Mortar. Meanwhile, while resisting the temptation to get their faces painted, the waiting staff team offered refreshing cans of juice to visitors exploring the grounds.

Naturally, guests were disappointed to hear that all of the entertainment and delicious food did not come included with the house.

In typical Scottish fashion, occasional rays of sunshine peeked through the clouds throughout the afternoon. While the waiting staff team mocked Chef Jonathan for having packed sun-cream, he had the last laugh when one waitress later realised she was a little sunburnt.

As the crowds died down, the Ginger Snap team was treated to a magic show by the stilt walker. At 3pm sharp, just as the event was due to finish, the first drops of rain ushered the last of the guests back home and the team packed up. Miraculously, any traffic from the Royal Highland Show was avoided on the drive back through to Edinburgh.

The Ginger Snap team thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this fun-packed event and wish the future residents of Newton Farm all the best!

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