After the excitement of the reunion, Sunday saw the Household Sale in which I attempted to shed the unwanted portion of my possessions. The dining room was full and I hoiked it over to the village hall, where I was joined by my friend Mrs Lincoln-Park who was also attempting to purge, and my sister-in-law Mrs Grable who is a wizard with a tea pot.
It was unfortunate that the only day I could possibly hold the sale was a beautiful summer’s day which just happened to coincide with the Wimbledon final. All I can say is that a small profit was made which is better than nothing. The Heart Foundation and Help the Aged’s shops have also been re-stocked. Sadly, many things had to go to the tip because no-one will take electricals because they haven’t been PAT tested or toys without a CE stamp.
Great Bowden also chose that afternoon to have a power cut and Boy the Elder was swiftly dispatched to fetch a couple of camping stoves which I keep for just such an emergency and we were only deprived of a brew for half an hour. I was about to start a chorus of ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ when electricity was thankfully restored. On the bright side, I was pleased to be introduced to the writer of Liberal England who was both charming and younger than I expected.
I spent most of Friday afternoon baking for the stampeding hordes of bargain hunters and consequently I will not need to bake again until the end of the week. Boy the Younger’s school also benefited by a batch of Banana & Branflake Muffins and a small tin of fairy cakes.
18 x Sponge Fairy Cakes
1 x large Malted Cinnamon Cake
These were iced or filled with a triple quantity of Mock Cream
I was also given a batch of Eccles Cakes and I must remember to post this recipe because it’s so quick and simple and an Eccles Cake is a thing of beauty. I’ve just realised I’ve already given you the recipe for Eccles Cakes – find it HERE.
Actually, I’m feeling quite peckish….