Saturday, 5 December 2015

Coffee Morning.

It was our village church coffee morning this morning.   The weather here is appalling as Storm Desmond passes through but did anyone chicken out of going to the village hall?   Of course not.   We are hardy village folk, used to going around in all weathers and we turned out in force.

Apart from anything else, A had made her famous small iced Christmas cakes - always popular, always delicious, always a good idea to keep in for anyone who calls just before Christmas.   K had made her equally famous mince pies with brandy butter, which she heated and sold for church funds (and donned her reindeer horns as a hint towards Christmas in the air).   It was a lovely, friendly morning in an otherwise terribly stormy day.

Many areas up here are deep under water - the further west one goes the worse it gets.   The farmer and I were due to go over the Pennines tomorrow to meet four friends for lunch in our favourite pub.   Sadly we have had to call it off.   The friends who live in Windermere are more or less cut off and we here in the Dales are also cut off, so best stay at home and keep warm.

16 comments:

John Gray said...

I love the bird in the antlers
She looks a right laugh

Dawn McHugh said...

I think its important to get involved in local events, you never know when you need the support of the community and it gives you a sense of belonging :-)

the veg artist said...

We've been watching the news reports of the weather in your area - keep safe, warm and dry!

Joanne Noragon said...

Your coffee morning makes me happy.

donna baker said...

It all looks wonderful and makes the weather outside more bearable. Glad you were able to get there.

Wilma said...

That looks like fun and everything looks delicious. Love the antlers!

A Heron's View said...

Am glad that you had a good time in the church hall Pat. While the rest of us sheltered in our homes from heavy rain, falling trees and floods.
And
what I would like to know is: who had the childish notion of naming winds ?
It is so absolutely ridiculous, no sense in it at all.

Tom Stephenson said...

Batten down the hatches! I do wish you would stop sending down all your excess wind.

Tom Stephenson said...

P.S. The bird in the antlers looks Like Mol Y Golver!

Cro Magnon said...

They kept saying that the UK was to have a very cold winter; they forgot to mention about the wind and rain. Still quite nice over here. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Anyone thick-skinned enough to wear antlers in public is not going to be put off by a bit of wind! Despite the havoc it's caused it's difficult to take a storm seriously when it has a name like Desmond. Somehow one is reminded of Desmond Tutu and anyone less stormy is hard to imagine.

Rachel said...

It was also very windy in the east but a dry wind so everywhere is beautifully dry this morning. I agree with Heron that this naming of wind storms is absolutely barmy and in my opinion is elevating something relatively tame out of all proportion to what it is, a windy or wet and windy weekend.

The Weaver of Grass said...

What I cannot send down the internet is the lovely atmosphere at our coffee mornings. Living out of the village, as I do, I would not see people if I didn't attend. The whole place buzzes and folk wander round the tables, buying up the delicious goodies (sometimes a lady is there who has baked dozens of meat pies - they are delicious)and then sitting with a biscuit and a coffee and chatting. Thanks for calling in. Oh and Tom - I am not sending wind aanywhere!!

Jessica Davidson said...

The Christmas cakes look so delicious! A coffee morning was a wonderful one, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings about the weather. It's raining now here in Paris, and I'm desperate what to do - whether to go outside or just sit with a cup of coffee and dream about home..
Jess
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