Eaton Bishop Big Tea
Eaton Bishop Big Tea, Saturday 28th September 2019.
The idea of afternoon tea to raise funds for a good cause is not new. That doesn’t mean it isn’t a great idea. So when I heard that the team who run the Village Hall at Eaton Bishop were planning to host one as part of the Big T project for fund raising run by St. Michael’s Hospice, I thought it could be special. I wasn’t to be disappointed.
Rather than try to provide a selection of sandwiches and cakes for each guest, our hosts simply invited us to help ourselves from a wide range of delights. Sandwiches were simple, uncomplicated, ham and cucumber and egg mayonnaise. Cakes are the focus for an occasion such as this. Chocoloate cakes, there were a few. Coffee and walnut. Scones. Cherry bakes. It was sumptuous.
Afternoon tea is supposed to be a light delight between luncheon and one’s evening meal. Let’s just say that my appetite was sated by the time I left. An engaging raffle and tombola added to the occasion. Oh, and the ‘tea’ element, cups thereof? An array of fruit tea, herbal tea, lapsang, Earl Gray and no-nonsense breakfast tea provided something for everyone’s palate.
I have run this event previously. I know how much work goes into it. Hats off to the team.
Just wish I’d been there at the start to photo the display; it was twice as big as this!