The highlights from the first week of January included meeting up with Sue and having coffee with a lovely coffee and walnut cake at the Aston Pottery near Bampton in Oxfordshire. Can’t wait to go back in the summer! I’ve heard it is quite attractive with all the summer flowers in bloom. And as we were there so long and drank so much, I have a nearly complete coffee reward card!
I was so taken by the Christmas tree there that I forgot to photograph our cakes! The tree had stalks of orchids (plastic) hanging and large baubles in shades of pink. Stunning!
I also met up with the Aqua ladies: Paula, Anne-Marie, Christine, Margie, Marilyn and Lorna. The Pineapple Palace had a scrumptious vanilla and caramel cake! Yum! But you can see that not all of us caked. You can also tell it was a little cold as we are all still wearing our scarves! Maybe that’s why they have a good choice to sell in the shop….
But on 5th January Mum was 80! yet she didn’t want to celebrate it so we celebrated my birthday on her birth day! We went to the Tea Cosy in Hurstbourne Tarrant and had their Terry’s chocolate fudge cake. And they kindly put a candle in it for her! This tea room is really tucked away behind a garage and supermarket and consequently the best kept secret. Their Facebook page keeps us up to date on the latest cake ….