Monday, 4 July 2016

Memorandum Monday

Joining in with Sian's band of merry Mondayers in sharing something new - I have been out to the shops this afternoon to buy something for Rachel's baby shower.  Those who know, or know of, me will be aware that I do love to cook.  Rarely does a week go by without me baking a cake of some kind, so you may be surprised to hear that I do not did not own a cake stand. The food theme for the baby shower is a traditional afternoon tea, with prosecco for those of us not expecting a baby and cups of tea for those who are.  There's going to be about 16 guests and offers of china and crockery are coming in to have a proper vintage mix and match style.  But I did not own a cake stand so I had the perfect excuse to go out shopping this afternoon and I'm really pleased with the one I found.  I think it may end up seeing a lot of use, I'm already imagining it filled with a dessert of meringues and chocolate dipped strawberries next time we have friends over for dinner!
On the subject of new things, I also learnt something new about my son; after 26 years he still has the ability to surprise me.  When I told people he'd got engaged, their first question was 'when will they get married?' and my reply, without fail, was 'it's taken him 8 years to propose so it won't be any time soon'.  Wrong.  So very wrong.  They came to spend the day with us yesterday and I said 'I bet everyone's asking you if you've set a date!' and they laughed and said 'yes' ... 'it's going to be August bank holiday weekend next year'.  Good job I was sitting down! 
But here's a lesson to be learnt.  I've been joking with my dear friend Denise, she's got three sons, and two are getting married within a month of one another this year - I should not have been so amused by her needing two mother of the groom outfits or two hats so quickly in succession should I, because here I am, now in exactly the same position for next year!  Better start saving ... 

9 comments:

helena said...

imagining tasty goodness just looking at the cake stand - and next year sounds like it will have plenty of new

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

That's funny! So when your son gets married next year, the bride and groom from our family wedding will be celebrating their first anniversary.

Patio Postcards said...

Beautiful tiered cake plate - I want one! I just booked reservations for a "high afternoon tea" for my birthday celebrations this year. The hotel has a dress code for tea which SO appeals to me. Weddings take so much planning so next year sounds about right.

Sandra said...

Firstly I wish you lived closer to me, I have far too many cake stands for any one person lol. And next, how exciting and so soon. You really are having a bumper year. I always laugh at how people rush others, first it's have you got a boyfriend/girlfriend, then, when are you getting engaged, when's the date, when are you having a baby etc etc lol ...

alexa said...

That is indeed a very pretty cake stand. No doubt it will have lots of use with those celebrations coming up! Isn't funny how,our children can still surprise us :).

Sian said...

How exciting! Another outfit!

Your cake stand is perfect and I'm sure it will not only be filled with a very tempting selection, but will also have a starring role in the baby shower photos

Ruth said...

What a happy post! I love the cake stand and how it matches your wallpaper. And how lovely to have babies and weddings to look forward to.

Cheri said...

Congrats on the exciting news Deb! And sorry to hijack your comments here, but wanted to drop in and leave you this link: Making final plans! http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com/2016/07/countdown-to-london.html

I'll be in London in just two weeks and really hope you'll be able to join in with whoever can meet up with me. You were such a help when Sarah was heading to London years ago and I'd love to thank you in person! Sarah would too!

Cheri

Susanne said...

Lovely cake stand, sounds like you'll have ample opportunities for celebrations to use it.