Cream scones, cakes and Indian tea


What a difference a week can make!  Today – relaxing surrounded by pink and white roses & gifts and cards from ‘wonderful sons’ and last week…. running to stand still! 

Last Sunday was the occasion of the first Great British Afternoon Tea Competition to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight.  As you can see, concentration was intense as the kitchen staff prepared for the arrival of the customers and the ‘early birds’ judged the three competition tables!  The table you can’t quite see in this photograph was voted the winner – but all three were brilliant. Sandwiches, a cream tea and a wide choice of cakes were on offer for all who came (served from the kitchen, once the competition tables were full)  Over 50 people came along and we raised £200 for Traidcraft’s Development Fund…. a brilliant afternoon.  Mind you, Weight Watchers may also benefit as we all try to lose the pounds we put on tucking into all the goodies – all washed down with a variety of Indian teas.

If you have sharp eyes you’ll just see Cathy – sitting in the corner making sweets (with the children… or those who thought themselves children) and on the back wall images of South India – all promoting the special South India week taking place in Chiselborough at the beginning of May.  A truly ‘India -meets-UK’ afternoon.

Here’s a taste of what is to come in May.  See you there?



About apthomas

I love books, reading, writing, baking, chocolate, painting, sewing, people and fairtrade - not necessarily in that order. I am a lazy gardener - who loves the garden, and a lazy housewife who likes the place to be warm and welcoming. I live in beautiful Somerset. I am enslaved by Sherpa-the-cat. Saturday mornings find me 'playing shop' in the Honey Pot - a second hand bookshop, run from my garage, where along with the books you'll find fun, friendship and refreshments - all in a good cause.
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2 Responses to Cream scones, cakes and Indian tea

  1. Susan in TX says:

    Sounds like a wonderful day. I tried to leave a comment the other day to wish you a happy Mothering Sunday, but got caught up in WordPress’s comment prison. I think I’ve figured it out now, though. Hope you had a wonderful day!

  2. apthomas says:

    ‘Comment prison’ sounds terrible – glad you got out! Happy Mothering Sunday to you too!

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