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