A five-year old girl who got fined by Tower Hamlets council for selling her lemonade has been inundated with offers from multiple markets and festivals, notably London’s Borough Market.
It’s the age old concept that we all wish we could have done when we were younger – set up a little lemonade stall and sell it to neighbours and passerbys.
Well, a lovely girl had this very desire to quench the thirst of festival-ready (and probably very intoxicated) Londoners going to Lovebox last week. Sounds sweet, right? The youngster was told off for selling 50p and £1 cups of lemonade near her home in Mile End by four local council enforcement officers, and fined £150 alongside her father André Spicer, a professor at City University.
After her father took to social media, he has been contacted by several market vendors who have offered his daughter a place to sell her lemonade. One of the main ones (and a pretty impressive one) is Borough Market:
@andre_spicer in all seriousness, would your daughter like to sell some lemonade at Borough Market? We'd love to make that happen for her 💚
— Borough Market (@boroughmarket) July 22, 2017
And nearby LeeFest in Kent also extended an offer too:
Hey Andre! We're from LeeFest – 45 mins from LDN. We'd love to invite your daughter to sell Lemondade at our festival in Aug 🙂 Let us know!
— Neverworld Festival (@neverworld) July 21, 2017
But Spicer is more concerned with making this a possibility for other children around the UK, as detailed in his online statement:
— André Spicer (@andre_spicer) July 22, 2017
So the moral of the story is: when life gives you lemons…. we suggest maybe getting a trading permit.
Feature Image: Ernest Porzi.