Monday, July 11

The Francis House Childrens' Hospice Bash!

Well what a day!
The weather changed overnight from monsoon...


.... to mediterranean.
                         
                   ...only joking!

Friday was all hands on deck


as the tents arrived to be raised in place.

this one close to an electric supply for the musicians...

..this in the first garden...just in case the weather turned...
...well it is the north of England after all!


The goods were brought in for the various stalls ...

..two super hanging baskets were donated to be raffled off throughout the afternoon...


and the toys...is that what they are?...
eventually on Saturday found a relaxing spot in the sun !


Cakes came in "bucketfuls"...well no,  really in tins... oh yes and a package of painted cookies for the pop up afternoon teas from the gloroius Amelies House and Neviepie Cakes!

BUT....  it rained all day Fiday, and got increasingly heavier until by midnight I hid my head under the bedclothes and informed the potter...that I would never allow myself to be in this situation again....
...he mumbled and fell asleep...and amazingly, so did I.
....to awake to glorious sunshine..
What's that song again?..
..oh yes....
 "What a difference a day makes,
twenty-four little hours,
brought the sun and the flowers,
where there used to be rain!"

I prepared the three areas for the pop-up afternoon teas.

...the summerhouse..

..the american swing...
..sounds like a 30s dance!

..and the Indian tent... this was my favourite area...loved it!

Helpers arrived to set up stalls....

Issy had thought long and hard about her table...guessing the teddy's name was fun! 

...others lugged heavy boxes of books...


...kept the kitchen organised...


..printed  up notices...
...techie son on the job!...

...manned the cake and drinks servery...


...and set up to give us some entertainment from the music tent.



The four friends were everywhere!


At two o'clock  the gate was starting to get busy...
     ....and we were off on the 2011 garden party bash!

...to be continued....

6 comments:

  1. That's one heck of a carpet, with son on computer!

    Well done. It all looks wonderful.

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  2. Do hope you made a lot of money for the hospice Gerry - it looks such a lovely occasion and I am so glad the sun shone.

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  3. Looks fabulous, how nice to be able to have all the various areas - and the Indian tent looks lovely. So glad the sun came out for you after all!

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  4. Looks like a lovely day, sorry to have missed it. And it's never going to happen again!

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  5. thankyou kind fellow bloggers, it was a great occasion and we loved it even if we shouted at one another in the kitchen.."more tea please..and where are the cakes I ordered?"!

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  6. cro...glad you like the carpet! it was goig cheap when the local Ikea had a refit and the backs got grubby so we bought two! Have you noticed that I like a spot of colour?!!!!

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