Week of 10 July

Had a great day at Fairford today.  Jeremy and I took chairs and picnic and sat outside the perimeter fence at the end of the runway.  Yes, the cheap seats!  We parked in a sleepy village and walked across the fields, beside the river and through a posh estate built round some lakes.  We had drizzle and low cloud which affected some of the performances.  But my favourites were there – the Red Arrows and also their American counterparts –  the Thunderbirds!   Great flying displays! It was the best position at the end of the runway as the aircraft went directly overhead!  Nice walk too!

Mum and I went on the Jane Austen trail this week and found 3 of the 24 ‘Bookbenches’ travelling to Steventon (her birth place), Overton and Whitchurch.  They are beautifully decorated each by different artists and will be auctioned after the end of August  We had tea in the Gallery in Overton and Mum had coffee cake and mine looks like cheese on toast but it was actually carrot cake.  Disappointing – you need to see before you buy….


I was in Thatcham and popped into the Mug and Brew and had a slice of Lucy’s tasty coconut, lime and mango cake.  That’s what a slice of cake should look like….Also this week I helped at the Falkland WI coffee morning and bought Pauline’s (my reiki practitioner)  lemon butterfly cakes with homemade lemon curd. Delicious! I enjoyed one in the afternoon watching the tennis.  It’s been a sporty week (on telly that is) what with the Tour de France too.

Another cake highlight this week was the arty crafty ladies afternoon tea at Esseborne Manor.  Jenny, Judy, Eileen, Gill, Fenisia and me. The food there is superb and I can recommend it highly.  We had our fill on some lovely savouries, scones and pastries.

It would appear that quite a lot of cake got consumed this week……


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