It is so typical of us here - the days rush head on one into another, and before you know it a new month has arrived and my blog looks like I have left the planet..................well the busy days have been filled with new babies, high teas, and my darling husbands health. If you have a moment I will share it with you now.
First and most importantly my Husband has not yet had his operation but has had several ultrasound and scans and needle biopsy on his thyroid and they even took out over ten mils of fluid from the thyroid but it is now all back and looking very large again. He feels very tired and we are still waiting for the results, then the surgeons visit is on the 21st to make the operation time.
Rob just said tell them about the "vintage rose high tea" so I will...............It was beautiful!
Setting up the day before!
one must always have a "taste tester!" this is my sisters darling grand daughter
My mum helping to sort out all the china - she cooked over three hundred scones for the day!!
The day before my husband Rob giving me a hug "you can get it done! He said!" no I carn't I was saying!! it did done!!
All was ready just in time while the ladies over 140 of them gathered out the front of the building being served by the men of the lodge bubbles and chocolate dipped strawberries and catching up with those on their tables.
Because we "the lodge" are celebrating our 150Th year all year. Some of our ladies once again dressed in the Victorian style - representing those ladies who had gathered in this lovely old building all those years ago. As they worked towards its future and here we now represent them on this day. We stand here because of them! those ladies from the past. I loved the thought that they may have also held a high tea all those years ago and that fine china was used as it is today.
When the doors to the hall opened this is what the ladies found.
The ladies were asked to have a vintage rose in their hair or hat and these ladies looked lovely with fresh pink roses in their hair and beautiful smiles all around the table.
As the host of the day I told the ladies a little bit about the reason for the high tea the charity "Starlight childrens foundation" and how it helps to make a wish come true for children who are very ill. each lady was given a vintage hankie and on the hankie was a tag with a word on the back these words were to remind them that children who are ill have the same dreams and hopes as us all. JOY! HOPE! SMILES! HAPPINESS! FUN!
This is our future daughter in law and she had a lovely day with us all - she is now part of a BIG! family and loves it!!
The men of our lodge and those around here helped put on the auctions to make a little more money for the charity and here is one of the men in his gardening outfit "roses gumboots" as well and the ladies bid on each auction with laughter and fun and "THAT! my friends is exactly what the day was all about"
O! here I am again telling them a little about their teacups the trios 140 of them I am afraid to say belong to me and I adore that they are being used and tea is being sipped from them. They were a little nervous that two ladies in the hall were sipping from teacups that were made in 1880's I wouldn't tell them who had them on their tables.