I can't convey through these pictures just how beautiful the hall looked, and felt. The colours and the light, the cakes and the flowers, and all the lovely, excited, busy people.
We had wanted a 40's 'vintage' feel, and I think we really captured that.
Frankie and I had been concerned at one point that we wouldn't have many cakes, but they just kept flooding in!
We had also been concerned that we might not have a huge amount of help, but again we were overwhelmed by the support and involvement we received.
I particularly loved the sight of Cath, pictured on the far left of the photo above, busily serving tea's and cakes with her lovely round baby belly and general glow of pregnancy wellness.
We set up my screen with photographs and information from Bluebells, as well as setting up a play area, complete with tee pee, in the middle of the hall.
And the customers? the discerning tea drinkers? well, they were all the friends and families and parents from the Bluebell group. I don't think we hooked in anyone not associated with the group! What a clientele they were! The atmosphere was fantastic, with families meeting for the first time, and husbands meeting their children's friends, and faces being put to names. It really did have the atmosphere of a 40's village hall tea.
I am a mother, friend, Childbirth Educator, baker, writer, daughter, knitter, kitchen co-ordinator, gardner, reader, poet, singer, dancer, seamstress, walker and seeker. I find excitement in the everyday and am trying to teach my boys to do the same. This blog is a way of keeping in touch, with far away family, with friends, with people we have yet to be in touch with, and perhaps most importantly, with myself.