18 June 2012

Charity Strawberry Tea

I just wanted to start by saying "Hello" to my new followers! Thanks for following our journey : ) 

The weekend went awfully fast didn't it? Time is officially flying by. Wednesday is the longest day and then we will be winding down to Autumn (I am a little excited about that!) It doesn't even feel like we've had a summer does it? Anyway i'll tell you a little about my weekend....

On Saturday Ian's parents held a little strawberry tea to raise money for a local hospice. It was fantastic as everyone in the family pulled together and helped, be it with baking, donating for the raffle or providing plants for stalls. I had hoped to get some photo's of it all but as I was helping with the Tea & Scones I was rushed off my feet.

Around 40 people attended but somehow we managed to raise £428!! Amazing. An extra bonus was when I won 2nd prize on the raffle...Woohoo! It was a hamper full of lovely bits and bobs like Tunnocks Tea cakes, beautiful Lemon Verbena soap, Jams, Chutneys and so on. I've never had a hamper before so this was fantastic. We were all shattered at then end. As a Thank You for all our work Ian's parents took us out for yummy dinner.

As we were shattered from the previous day, Ian & I spent Sunday quietly relaxing and only popped out for a little window shopping. On our short trip out we saw about 7 car accidents/ police incidents / drivers who were driving erratically. Who knows what was happening but everyone seemed a little manic and there was traffic absolutely everywhere, it was horrendous. It's safe to say we came home more stressed out than before, however it was a relief to get home safely!!
So after a little stressful weekend I am feeling weird. I guess as it wasn't a normal weekend exactly so I feel out of sync and a bit blah. I've got a rotten cold and haven't been sleeping well so I'm feeling so drained. Today I've been in a terrible mood so I think a cosy night in, some crochet, a cup of tea and my Tunnocks tea cakes are in order : )

Gemma xXx


  1. Well done with the charity tea, such a good idea.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Ooh I do love a tunnocks teacake! What a fabulous hamper! As for my business venture, all will be revealed at the beginning of the month, when it's all up and running :) going to make your lovely cake tomorrow!
    Victoria xx

  3. It did go well to raise tht amount. And what a fab in too

    Hope you start to feel better soon.

    X x

  4. The hammper looks lovely...with lots of goodies!!
    Hope you feel better soon :)

  5. The strawberry tea event sounds like it went well..that is great that it managed to raise that amount of money. Congrats on winning the hamper box..looks like it is full of very yummy things..especially the Tunnocks Tea cakes!
    Sorry to hear you have a cold, I hope you feel better soon x
    Enjoy your cup of tea and teacakes..
    Magie x

  6. Hope you are feeling a little better today sweetie, I've also got a cold! take care :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  7. Wow sounds like a real manic weekend. I'm sorry to hear you have not been feeling yourself. I hope you are feeling better real soon x x x x

  8. Hi Gem, so sorry you're not feeling well! I hope you feel manic soon! The weekend did disappear but what a lovely day you had! I would love to host/attend such an amazing event! I was thinking of having a tea party for the marie curie campaign, but I'm not sure I know enough people lol! xx


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