Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Biggest Morning Tea a success

The weather turned it on for us on the weekend.  Saturday the sun shone (after a week of rain)  so we could mow and Sunday it was another beautiful clear day and a pleasure to be sitting out on the back verandah with friends.  We had a great turn out and raised a massive $307.00.  

We pulled out any lacy tablecloths or doilies we could find.....borrowed some from Mum.

I put my cards up for sale and $1.00 from each sale went towards the fundraising.....so I happily put $21.00 in the donation box.

My daughter and I had baked a few things during the week.  Top shelf Brown Sugar Shortbread a first time for us and definitely won't be a last.  Regular shortbread and Savoury Biscuits with parmesan cheese and herbs.

My daughter spent time last week creating the blue and yellow banner that was provided by the Cancer Council.  Then decorated with balloons on the day.

Gluten Free Chocolate muffins, front a bowl of rockmelon and pineapple, right - top shelf - Blueberry Almond Tart and Strawberry Jam Drops.

The loaded table with a basket of tea on the left from a friend and on the left back corner yummy lemon meringue tartlets from another friend.  

Just a couple of visitors.

Sadly at the end our lovely day we got news that my husbands father had passed away.  He is the man on the right who loved to fish and to keep fish in aquariams.  Although my husband has not talked to his Dad in a few years due to family issues he did have a wonderful childhood and all those times are flooding back now.

So today I put my husband on a plane to Sydney so he can say goodbye (today) to his Poppa who just turned 100 and pictured here in the Santa suit.  Then tomorrow (Wed) the family will be travelling up to Newcastle to say goodbye to their father the person Santa has held of.  The shoulder pictured in the hawaiian shirt happens to be my husband. :-)

Sorry to leave on a sad note, although for both of these men are at peace now so it is a good thing.  

Thanks for visiting.


  1. So sorry for your loss Merry that's a grand age 100 hope all goes well and it isn't too painful for your husband my thoughts are with you all on a nicer note your photos are lovely and what a lovely way to raise money you got a good sum there take care xx

  2. tough time -sending hugs from rainy Tassie.

  3. So sorry to hear of your losses, Merry. Sending hugs your way, too. It sounds like you put on a lovely tea!

  4. Lovely tea. Sorry for your loss. My dad's gone too! So
    {{{ Hugs! }}} from the states.


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