Sunday, 22 May 2011

My Garden Open for MND !

After a bit of a shaky start this morning battling against the wind to put up the gazebo [at one point we nearly lost it completely! ] I`am glad to report today went without any further hitches ! All morning there was a steady stream of visitors all dropping off lots of yummy homemade cakes !
My cousin Karen pictured here - made a plate full of these little fresh cream beauties , yum ! Brother John was up at the crack of dawn baking as were friends Tammy , and next door neighbour Gwyneth and Mel`s mum Sue ! A special thank you to Glenys and Geoffs grand daughter- Amy for all the wonderful fairy cakes you made -they were lovely and decorated so beautifully !
Also to sister Ann -not only did she make cakes but she found the time to make and bring along some of her homemade marmalade that sold out straight away- as did the home made Barabrith ! [thank you to Linda`s mum ]
Pictured here on the left with me- is next door neighbour Gwyneth-who is a brilliant cook, she is very generous and often brings us lots of home baking treats ,her hubby Anthony made a stencil so she could decorate one of her cakes.......
Brilliant don`t you think ?
We opened at 2 o`clock and had a steady stream of visitors ! we had a couple of downpours-the gazebo came in very handy-but I`am pleased to say they passed over really quickly, I was really touched to see how many of my friends and neighbours all turned out to support us-even rolling up their sleeves to help with the washing up [ hugs to Glenys ]
I can`t believe how quickly the day went- I was that busy chatting and catching up with people -I forgot to take any pictures- Brother in law Chris did some videoing -so I will put a little bit of that on the blog -later this week. Our terrier Jess did a wonderful job meeting and greeting -she had a fabulous time-everyone loved her -she looked very sassy wearing her bandanna.

We made £300 for the MNDA today which I am thrilled to bits about ! Any one thinking of doing something similar-go for it ! I have had a lovely day -Again thanks to everyone who helped !! My tea ladies -or should I say gents ? John Chris and Ned -you were brilliant ! Sister Ann -how the hell you sold all those raffle tickets I`ll never know- as well as plants, entry admission and nick nacks, and jams ! Thanks to Tim for help rescuing the gazebo, Marian Mike and Geoff for donating plants to sell and everyone else for help making today such a wonderful success xx

9 comments:

Jayne said...

Well done Jan. £300 is a huge amount of money for MND. Your garden is an inspiration, all your hard work has certainly paid off. I thoroughly enjoyed wandering around, little gems catching my eye at each turn. I'd like to also pass on mine and Andrew's thanks to all those who helped Janet make today such a success. It's great to have such supportive family and friends. Much love. A & J xxx

John Gray said...

remember to tell karen that her cream puffs went down very well ( I did note that not ONE bugger chose my cup cakes to eat)..........AND I was up at soddin 7am making them!

well done on the day. 300 quid in two hours is a great result

Janet said...

We had some for tea tonight! they were delicious-maybe it was the portion size that was important ?? too much choice too ??

IsobelleGoLightly said...

What a lovely thing to do! Congratulations! Everything looked scrumptious!

Tracey said...

Congratulations!!!! Bloody good show. xxxxxxxxxxx

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

CONGRATULATIONS Janet!! And to everyone who helped you put this together! Wow you did pretty good in just 2 hours but then the food looked delicious..made my mouth water and it's after 11PM so I am NOT raiding the fridge before bed!!! Have a wonderful week...
Maura :)

Diane said...

Well done Janet - What a great day! I was thinking about you all day and hoping it wasn't as breezy as it was in Yorkshire. Those cakes do look gorgeous. x

Terry said...

Wow, you did great! I clicked on every photo to see all the yummy food - I would have had one of each!

Jim said...

Great job Janet.....and everyone else! Would have loved to been able to 'dive' into those sweets!