Meet Our Mascot Bob!

Bob

Our Portlebay team is a small and passionate group of individuals that adore popcorn and all things to do with the beach, outdoors and anything that will make us giggle! This is certainly accurate for our most jolly team member, Bob, our mighty mascot!

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting this cheeky chap, then say ‘hello’ to Bob the seagull! Along with his knobbly knees and beak full of popcorn, you may notice his very stylish American themed sailor hat. This quirky little addition represents the dawn of Portlebay Popcorn, when our wonderful Chief Pop-Meisters went on a great adventure to America and found their inspiration to start hand-popping delicious popcorn in Sunny little Devon.

Bob’s Fact File:

Name: Bob

Birthday: 12th March

Birth place: Born and bred in Sunny Cove, East Portlemouth

Height: Average seagull size

Favourite Colour: Navy blue and even better if it’s striped!

Favourite Activities: Bobbing on the sea waves,  sneaking popcorn from The Poppery and chasing all the gulls!

Favourite Popcorn Flavour: Lightly Sea Salted

Most Annoying Habit: Distracting and playing tricks on the Portlebay team (ALL THE TIME!)

 

Look out for Bob on our social media channels, he can be quite a cheeky bird but does love all the attention he can get!

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Christmas- The Portlebay Team’s Traditions (Part 3)

 CHRISTMAS IS SO CLOSE NOW! 5 days to go, 5 days to go! Here is the last part of our festive traditions and tales, we would love to hear all about yours too so do pop us a message!

Introducing Neil, our other Chief Pop-Miesters!

Do you have any Christmas traditions? It’s my birthday on Christmas Eve so double present is a bit of a tradition! I also like to fly off to somewhere for Christmas- usually somewhere cold like Prague or New York.

What is your fondest Christmas memory? As a child, Christmas with my grandparents

What do you normally have for Christmas dinner? Usually a traditional turkey dinner but I once had to settle for a burger at the Hard Rock Café in Amsterdam

Real Christmas tree or fake Christmas tree? Fake

Favourite Christmas film? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Are you super organised and buy your Christmas Present early or are you a last minute shopper? Last minute but I’m getting better!

What’s on top of your Christmas tree? Angel

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Next up we have the mighty Mark from sales!

What is your fondest Christmas memory? Christmas dinner- my all-time fav meal for the year!

What is your favourite part of a Christmas Dinner? Everything! Lots of veg, turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets, gravy- it’s all just the best!

What is your favourite Christmas activity? Sleeping after lunch!

Real Christmas tree or fake Christmas tree? The fake trees with the changing lights!

Favourite Christmas film? Goonies- it’s not Christmassy but it’s always on at Christmas

Are you super organised and buy your Christmas Present early or are you a last minute shopper? Last minute

What’s on top of your Christmas tree? An angel that one of my siblings made when we were children

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Finally, we have Diane our fairy god mother (we need her)!

Do you have any Christmas traditions? As children, our presents were in our pillowcases, on the end of our beds. We also saved one present from under the tree to open on boxing day! Nowadays- it’s anything goes!

What is your fondest Christmas memory? Waking up and moving my feet to see if Santa had been and left presents in my pillow case.

What is your favourite part of a Christmas dinner? Setting the table and the gravy and cranberry sauce

What is your favourite Christmas activity? Putting up the tree and writing Christmas cards

Real Christmas tree or fake Christmas tree? Real

Favourite Christmas film? Love Actually and Elf

Favourite Christmas song? Last Christmas- Wham

Are you super organised and buy your Christmas Present early or are you a last-minute shopper? A bit of both

What’s on top of your Christmas tree? Normally something my son has made in school!             

That’s all for now folks, but there is more to come! YAY!

Our Christmas- The Portlebay Team’s Traditions (Part 1)

As it’s 1st December we have officially entered Christmas month (bring on the food and winter activities) and our office is brimming with excitement! With this Christmas buzz in the air we have been sharing some of our most cherished Christmas memories and favourite festive activities, and thought it would be even merrier if we were to share them with you!

First up telling her festive tales is the lovely Lucy from Marketing!

Do you have any Christmas traditions? My family have a very embarrassing tradition of bell ringing. One Christmas we had musical crackers, where everyone gets a different bell, and then someone conducts the group using a little music book. Now, wherever we are at Christmas the bells always make an appearance!

What is your fondest Christmas memory? Eating Quality Street chocolates at my grandparents’ house, whilst watch “The Sound of Music” with all my cousin. I would always run out the room when it got to the kissing bit!

What is your favourite part of a Christmas dinner? Roast potatoes!

What is your favourite Christmas activity? Wrapping up presents whilst watching a Christmas film, sipping mulled (or any) wine.

Real Christmas tree or fake Christmas tree? Real fo sho

Favourite Christmas film? Love Actually or Home Alone 2!

Favourite Christmas song? Michael Bublé- Christmas (Baby please come home)

Are you super organised and buy your Christmas Present early or are you a last minute shopper? Midway between! But this year I am hoping to make everyone’s Christmas presents

What’s on top of your Christmas tree? Unfortunately, I have one of those pretentious ‘twig trees’ so nothing! (Still looks awesome though!)

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Next to be subject to the intense Christmas questioning is one of our Chief Pop-Miesters, Jonty!

Do you have any Christmas traditions? Every year on Christmas Eve I read the book “The Night Before Christmas” to my daughter. Even though she rather grown up now we still do it every year!

What do you normally have for Christmas Dinner? We barbeque a delicious rib of beef!

What is your favourite Christmas activity? Opening stockings!!

How will you be spending Christmas this year? At home with lots of family

Real Christmas tree or fake Christmas tree? Real! What a question!!

Favourite Christmas film? The Great Escape, of course

Are you super organised and buy your Christmas Present early or are you a last minute shopper? Last minute

What’s on top of your Christmas tree? A star made by my son Archie

Round up round up next we have Steve our warehouse wizard!

Do you have any Christmas traditions? I try to avoid all human contact until at least 6pm.

 What do you normally have for Christmas Dinner? Depends entirely on whether Dominoes Pizza will deliver on Christmas day.

What is your favourite part of a Christmas dinner? Whatever is for dessert!

Real Christmas tree or fake Christmas tree? Imaginary one

Favourite Christmas film? It’s a Wonderful Life or Die Hard or maybe Santa Claws

Favourite Christmas song? Fairytale of New York

Are you super organised and buy your Christmas Present early or are you a last-minute shopper? Some I’ll buy a month in advance, others from the petrol station on Christmas day

What’s on top of your Christmas tree? On my imaginary tree, there is an imaginary blue whale eating a hot dog!

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Lastly for today, we have the Christmas stories of Fiona our technical-ly wonderful popcorn sprite!

Do you have any Christmas traditions? Too many to list- but I love putting out the stockings in front of the fire!

What is your fondest Christmas memory? My old baby singer sewing machine, which i had once when I was in Vermont, USA and it snowed too!

What is your favourite part of a Christmas dinner? The stuffing! But also the crackers and the flames on the pudding!

What is your favourite Christmas activity? It has to be charades!

Real Christmas tree or fake Christmas tree? Real- Of course! I just love the smell!

Favourite Christmas film? The Snowman

What’s on top of your Christmas tree? Star- homemade one- the same every year!

A small insight into four of our popcorn-enthusiast’s Christmas! Fear not we have more to come, so keep your eyes peeled!