Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Biggest and Best Morning Tea

Posted by MANDI at 9:39 PM
I played hostess to a group of friends for morning tea today as part of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. Sixteen lovely ladies came out to play, bearing delicious baked goods, and we gathered on the gorgeous new decked area that my ever-lovely husband spent the summer building.

To say I was fretting about the weather was an understatement. I also had my usual pre-function panic - Would people come? Would there be enough food? Had I bought enough tea/coffee/juice? What if the sky fell in??? Pleasingly the weather was delightful: cool but not too cold and sunny enough to be bright, cheery and warming. Friends from my neighbourhood and the kids school as well as a few old buddies arrived and we had enough food and drinks to feed three times our number. We also had a door prize and lots of raffle prizes - a nice way to raise a few more dollars and thank everyone for coming all at the same time!

I got a wonderful surprise when my friend Donna arrived. (Remember her? She lured us to Red Dirt Central then left after her hubby got another job offer. I cried. A lot.) She tells me she'd left a note on facebook but I hadn't seen it. Anyway, Donna drove three hours to come have morning tea with me. I was blown away when she walked around the corner. Truth be told, I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry but settled for smiling like a lunatic and feeling so incredibly lucky to have such an awesome friend. I think I might even have been speechless for a few seconds, and anyone can tell you that never happens!

Anyway we ate,we drank, we laughed the day away and in the process we raised $120 for the Cancer Council of Australia. And I got to spend the day surrounded by a fantastic group of friends and feel good about it. I'm going to have to pull out my favourite word here. It was... Awesome!

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