Thanks to all who supported us at our Garden Party and Open Garden for Weldmar Hospicecare.
Far beyond our expectations! We’re still recovering. We should have had help in the kitchen but as it was a first for us we didn’t have any idea who would come, if anyone! With the Chickerell Steam Fair the same day there was a pessimist on line predicting no one would come. How wrong they were. The Dave Bowen Jazz Band played for three hours from 2pm and were perfect for the occasion.
Following that we had Billy of the Legomen, sponsored by the Waterside Group, and the extremely talented young lady singer Meg Wilkinson from The Stone Pier Café (highly recommended!) who kindly donated her payment to Weldmar. Interspersed we had songs by Ms Prudence Drage, a jazz singing very eccentric friend of mine from London! A very entertaining line up.
The summerhouse was the place to be with an array of mouth-watering cakes donated by my family members, including my 91 year old mother. Jeanette has baked all her life and made a perfect cherry cake with no sunken fruit! All the cherries evenly spaced – no mean feat! Daughter Joanne brought the most beautifully iced and decorated lemon cake, daughter Hayley made her speciality Rocky Road, her husband James produced an amazing Key Lime Pie which disappeared in no time! My daughter in law Lisa, not only arrived with a Lemon Drizzle, Victoria Sandwich and Chocolate cakes for the children, but never left the cake stall for 6 hours! Above and beyond the call of duty, aided by Joanne, and son Paul who had the washing up job unfortunately. My cakes included Dorset Apple Cake, Banana & Walnut Cake, Cranberry & Chocolate Shortbread, Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies and Gluten Free Carrot Cake, not to mention the fresh cream Meringues made with our own free range eggs.
Our gardener Peter has worked tirelessly for months in the garden, planting all the various deliveries I’ve been tempted to order on line! He’s taken on a huge challenge to keep the garden under control with the added hindrance of chickens, ducks and pigs accompanying him! Keith has also worked for years on his beloved perennial beds and the results are spectacular. The garden is an ongoing project constantly changing and improving.
So, a family affair, with thanks also to great friends Val, Adie, Gay & Gary.
Keith and I were pleased to present a bag full of notes and cash adding up to an incredible £1,200 to our local Weldmar Charity shop in Wyke Regis!