- Fruit cake (dark and golden)
- Welsh Cakes (with and without gluten)
- Courgette and lime
- Toffee Coffee
- Lemon Drizzle
- Almond Muffins with Rose decorations
- Banana and Walnut
- Victoria Sandwich Cakes (Blackcurrant, Apricot and Chocolate)
- Other Gluten Free constructions
After all that cutting and plating, the sevice started with assorted bishops, deans, and mayors and lieutenants of the county. Being of the Roman persuasion I was surprised at this large civic presence and by the allegience to the Monarch etc but remembering the history I suppose I should have been prepared for that. No kneeling, no incense not many bells but all in all a touching service and the vicar - A LADY - seemed a good sort.
As with any denomination as soon as the last hymn starts those who are doing the refreshments dive for the door to get the food uncovered and the drinks poured before the usual merry making and all the socialising begins. After an hour or so its time to start the clearing up but had Netty taken notice of the previous entry, How to run a cake stall? She had not!! No rubbish bags! So poor old Louis had to go home to get some; the poor soul had been backwards and forwards so much that day that he nearly lost his head. Anyway, I have now reached the Higher Level band 2 for table clearing using only a black bin bag and a paper plate. Eventaually all was done and everybody agreed that it was a truly splendid occassion.
Note. Sandwiches by Kerry of Footscray, just in case you thought it was only cake.
I reached home, tired and with cake cutters back, to be greeted by her indoors:"What time do you call this? I've told you about staying up late on a school night!" Me 53, Her 24 (years old)
Thanks Netty, it was a lot of fun. What's next? We will have to see what fate has in store.