Monday, 29 September 2008

Cake, cake and .............erm more cake!

Last Friday morning found a bunch of mums with nowhere else they needed to be, eating cake and drinking coffee (how much coffee!!) in my kitchen. All in aid of Macmillan nurses. Ian suggested it may be a good idea to join in with the "biggest coffee morning" idea since we do spend an inordinate amount of time drinking the stuff elsewhere, and it was a great success. I did feel a bit strange making people pay to eat cake in my house, but I also ran a little raffle and we managed to raise over £100. I was thrilled when I opened the donations tin, and to all the friends who read this blog (not many, because I do keep it quite secret) can I say a big THANK YOU!

I was slightly worried that I may not have enough tea and coffee pots so one of the girls brought round the two beauties below, which needless to say nearly made me hyperventilate with joy, they so reminded me of the Featherdown Farm enamel ones. When I took them to school to give them back she said that as they had made me so (ridiculously) happy, and since they spent most of the time in her cupboard, that I could keep them. Forever. Hurrah!! It made my day.

After the arrival of the log man, Mr Coal arrived, so we could finally do this...........

Oh the bliss of an open fire, a cup of tea and autumn tv.....................I won't be leaving the house for a while!
Before I disappear again I must tell you that after many requests Andrea has bitten the bullet and opened a website here. Pay her a visit, she really has some fab stuff.
See you all soon....................


Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

the cake looks yummy and well done on doing the coffee morning :-) I do have a bone to pick with you though - how on earth am I going to avoid ordering a pile of stuff from Andrea's website as it is gorgeous!!!!! all my xmas shopping sorted i think :-)
Lesley x

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Well done you, I did a yummy mummy charity coffee morning (they support clic sergent) last year and raised £70 but feel really guilty as I meant to do it again this year but since moving house I completely forgot about it. I've already been on Andreas site, I came across it the other day, wish her lots of luck....Claire x
ps Can I come to your house it looks so cosy and

sharie said...

Great tea pot and coffee pot. What a nice present for you!

Your fire looks lovely. I have coal fires too but am putting off lighting them until mid november at the earliest. Coal and gas (for ch cost so much I'm on a frugal drive)

Anonymous said...

oooh you've inspired me to get my fire lit if I can brave the weather to the coa bunker!!

claire Maraldo said...

Love the teapot and coffee pot and of course the cake . . yum!

I had a bit of a disaster concerning my contribution to my friend's Macmillon coffee morning. I made a ginger cake but as I had run out of baking parchment, i just put it in the greased tin. Big mistake! It stuck.

And then Roland reminded me that he had the car that day so I couldn't go anyway.

P.s I ate the cake anyway. after I cut off the burnt bits and scraped the bits off the bottom of the oven.

P.P.S Actually i lied.
I am yet to scrape the bits off the bottom of the oven.

Alchamillamolly said...

Yummy cake and gorgeous laomps by the side of your fireplace. Have visited your friends website and contacted her about P&P for three of her huge bags as I cant find the charges on the website.

. said...

Such beautiful things and cozy room. I feel good looking at these pictures.


Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

thanks for your comment - have al preperations for the party under control I think ........... have been inspired by a past party post of yours and put up my bunting that i have had lying around forever!! keeping it simple and funnily enough was just thinking I must dig out the High School Musical CD LOL !!! oh well its a blog post for the weekend if nothing else ! Lesley x

Summer by the sea said...

Well done on the great fundraising! - Your house looks so warm and cosy and the granny blanket in the foreground is lovely too - Natalie x

prettyshabby said...

well done with the coffee morning..the macmillan nurses are a fantastic bunch, I never realised they were all charity funded until my niece had one. LOVE the nice to be given them and I have to say my spotty dishes from Andrea are regular use did I cope before? x

MelMel said...

How did i miss this post?
Yummy cake...great cause...well done you!

funkymonkey said...

Your coffee morning sounded great fun. Lucky you getting to keep those gorgeous enamel pots. I think it must be your reward for being generous. I've been over to your friend's website - I've got my eye on a spotty doormat for when I get my new kitchen and everything is just GORGEOUS.

Katherines Dream said...

Bliss, I have to have the open fire relaxation for me.
Your fire and crochet throw look so inviting. No more cake for me though!
A Big Well Done on the fund raising.
Carol xx

Country Bliss said...

Well done on the coffee morning and I love the tea and coffee pots.
I've just had a look at the website and there's some lovely things on there.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...


Ragged Roses said...

Well done on the coffee morning, those cakes look yummy. Glad you got to keep the teapots too (I have the same orange one, it was my mum's). Looking forward to TV in front of the fire tonight, it's blimming cold isn't it!

carolyn said...

Lovely cakes, lovely tea pots and ohhh what a lovely fire.

Things Hand Made said...

Any cake left? pass it round! Well done.

Curlew Country said...

You can't beat a piece of cake and a natter! Glad your event was a great success, you deserve the coffee pot gift - lucky you!
Enjoy cosying up by your fire, the weather's grim outside, definitely the place to be.

Sal said...

Very well done!!
I love the coffee and tea pots...and the crochet!! ;-)

mollycupcakes said...

Well done sweetie, it seems so many of us in blog land made a real effort this year with the Macmillon support and it just fills my heart with a big smile.
Such a fabulous charity. I would of loved to of come along to your coffee morning that coffee cake looks so yummy.
Your fire looks very warming and inviting, I wouldn't want to leave it at all. Good book, chocolates and glass or 2 of wine, what heaven.
Can't wait to see you soon in Nov honey.
Right I'm off to look at Andrea's website. I'm only sorry that my Ben couldn't help her like he wanted to, but what with his work load doubling it had to come first. I'm sure if she needs any other help he'll be more than happy to help.
Lot sof love,
Catherine x

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

thank you for your comment - must admit glad the party stuff is over and done with for this year! the bunting was partly inspired by one of your old posts :-) any excuse to put it up!!!
Lesley x

the flour loft said...

please can i join you for cake and to warm my feet? it all looks so inviting i am sure you will have a queue of us lining up at your front door!

agapanthas and goldsworthy said...

lovely blog. great idea to raise money doing something we all love. we have a fire place but in sunny queensland australia we dont get to use it so much. will be back. xxrosey

Petticoat Lane said...

Well done with the coffee morning. Such a great cause, we couldn't have managed without one of their nurses during my grandmothers final days. A godsend.
I bought that very same red enamel coffee post for Anna at All Things Lovely after her stay at Feather Down Farm. Was tempted to keep it myself though!
Jane. x
P.S Love Lotties Barn.

Jacoline (Lien) said...

Yummy all the cake. I think that is the best to have

Gingham and Flowers said...

Well done with the coffee morning. The cakes look delicious and I'm not surprised you're so pleased with those coffee pots. Just gorgeous. Andrea's site looks great. I'm sure I'll be making a purchase before long. Enjoy that cosy fire.

abeachcottage said...

love the fire and the tea

love seeing the little bit of England I'm missing...great blog!


Clover Yard said...

Hi Julia, you must come over to my blog - it's official, we are TEAPOT TWINS!!!
p.s. that cake looks good.

She'sSewPretty said...

I don't know what a coffee morning is but it certainly sounds fun! What a wonderful gift of those coffee pots.
I would love to sit in front of the fire. That looks like such a cozy place to spend time!

Attic24 said...

Hi Julia
all's so quiet on your blog these past weeks, have you deserted us?
Hope all is well, I call in daily and think of you, post soon.
ps am so tempted to drive to your house and steal your enamel coffee pot, it would go beautifully with my blue and red ones!

jenny holiday said...

Never enough Cake!! :)

Such cozy cozy photos!!!


Love from the Jersey Shore!
xoxo Jenny said...

Where are you - you obviously have a life rather than blogging like us weirdos!

Love Emma x

Megan said...

Gosh, look at your lovely crocheted rug draped over the chair by the fire. Lovely.

Cake looks fab too.

(Found you via Willow House).

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Hiya, in your RED post, could you tell me where you got the tin next to the red pear from, I'm thinking its a greengate one but cant find it anywhere ( I have a thing about tins)
Hope your well
Claire xx