Thursday, 24 September 2009

A Big Thank You

Last Thursday was the day of the tea party. I wasn't feeling on top form because of a cold I had been suffering from for over a week, but the adrenaline of the day took me through. It was a great day.

Went down to the village hall at about 11.00am and with help from some very good friend got it all ready. We got out the tables, set up the activities and decorated the hall. It looked good by the time we had finished, the hall glistening in purple and white the colours of the lymphoma association.

The tea party started at 3.00pm and it was overwhelming, the number of people that turned up and the amount of cakes and raffle prices that we were given. It was fantastic. As well as tea and cakes to try there were stalls with plants and preserves for sale, photo cards to purchase, a Celebrity Quiz, The Great British Tea Break Quiz and Guess the Weight of the cake. (If you are interested in the answers, drop me an email at and I will send them to you!).

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this a very special occasion and such a huge success. It was great to see so many people come and show their support. We raised over £1200 at the Tea Party and together with donations received we have collected almost £1700 for the Lymphoma Association, an unbelievable amount.
Big smiley face :0)


  1. Answers...

    Weight of the cake - 3 lbs 4 1/4 oz.

    Celebrity Quiz -
    1. Jamie Oliver
    2. Vera Lynn
    3. Eamon Holmes and Ruth Langsford
    4. Eddie Murphey
    5. Peter Jones
    6. Greg Wallace
    7. Alan Sugar
    8. Sid Owen
    9. Patsy Palmer
    10. David Tennant

  2. Great British Tea Break Quiz Answers...

    1. Where does tea come from? China
    2. How many different types of tea are there? 1500
    3. What is the rarest tea in the world? White tea
    4. What citrus is used to give Earl Grey its flavour? Bergamot
    5. How many countires around the world produce tea? 25
    6. How many tonnes of tea are produced annually world wide? 3.5 million
    7. How many cups of tea does the nation get through in a day? 165 million
    8. How many cups of tea does the UK Tea Council recommend a person should drink in a day? 4 cups
    9. What percentage of people in the UK take milk in their tea? 98%
    10. In which century was the tea bad invented? 20th
    11. When was the teabag introduced to the UK? 1953
    12. Who is the largest per capita tea drinking nation from the list below? Republic of Ireland
    13. What is the average brewing time for a cup of tea? 3 minutes
    14. Tea Breaks are a tradition which have been around for how many years? 200 years
    15. What do you call the method of divination by reading tea leaves? Tasseography