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By Amanda Kennedy
Annan and Eskdale
What a load of waffle!

FOOD lover Megan Birley has given a 60-year-old caravan some TLC so she can tour the UK . . . selling bubble waffles

The Gretna based lass is bringing bubble waffles, tasty treats originating from Hong Kong, to the region and she’ll be selling them topped with ice cream, chocolate, marshmallows and more . . . all from the comfort of her vintage Cadet C1 caravan, affectionately nicknamed ‘Bubble.’

Megan, 25, is also an actress and hopes that her new company, ‘Buf e Wrap’, will be the perfect sideline career.

HOT STUFF . . . Megan Birley shows off her unique bubble waffle iron  *** Local Caption *** HOT STUFF . . . Megan Birley shows off her unique bubble waffle iron
HOT STUFF . . . Megan Birley shows off her unique bubble waffle iron 

Discussing where the idea to open up shop and where her love of the waf es came from, she said: “Bubble waffles are really popular in Hong Kong and I decided to buy an iron for £80 so I could start making my own.

“They’re delicious but not very common round about here, so I got the idea to crack the market.”

To get her businesses started, Megan, with the help of her brother and a tractor, rescued an unloved, weather beaten caravan from the undergrowth in her mum’s neighbour’s garden and gave it a six-month-long £2.5k makeover, with a cheery yellow and blue colour scheme.

A student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, she says a joint career on camera and ‘in the caravan’ would be the perfect mix for her.

She said: “Believe it or not, a lot of acting jobs are actually Monday to Friday, so getting the business set up and touring at the weekends works out perfectly.

YUM . . . a bubble waffle by Buffle Wrap  *** Local Caption *** YUM . . . a bubble waffle by Buffle Wrap
YUM . . . a bubble waffle by Buffle Wrap

“So far I’ve got a few dates in the diary and I’m applying to do lots of festivals, such as Eden and Electric Fields, but I’m also really keen to do weddings.

“I hope business really takes off and that in years to come Buffle Wrap could be a franchise.

“Short term goals are just to visit as many places as possible and introduce people to the wonder that is bubble waffles.”

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