The day of the tea party dawned brightly before us and despite a 40% chance of rain and some forecasts that said rain was coming, we , that is over 70 people from Tatsfield and beyond came to Mary and Barry Bull’s to join friends and the THS committee members for a wonderful afternoon of “Tea and Cakes“.
As the preparations started to form with the erecting of the Gazebo’s and the laying out of the tables and chairs the place began to look splendid, especially as Barry had remembered to mow the lawn. The summer had ensured that the backdrop was gloriously green and offset the white of the Gazebo and tablecloths well and superbly rounded off with table displays of Sweet Peas kindly donated by Sue Warren..
To add to this the cakes and scones started to arrive, and for those of us that way inclined they looked good enough to eat there and then. We did however resist until the appropriate time and I particularly enjoyed the Vic….which I later found out was the shortened term for the Victoria Sponge.
Our thanks go to all of you that supported the event to Carol Gaskell for organising us all, the marvellous makers of the cakes, too many to name individually, the committee and helpers especially our put upon washer upper Sophie and of course Mary and Barry for a wonderful summer event put on by the THS.
Having cleared everything away on the day under threat of rain and taking in of a superb “ Speckled Hen “ with Barry the rain did come and quite heavily for a short period of time so our luck on the day seemed to be most timely indeed.
I have attached pictures if you can use them …if not please include instead …see the pictures of the Gazebo before the people arrived and the cakes before they were eaten.
Further details of this and all other THS future and past events can be found on the THS website