|Dalston Mill, 2009|
A lot of frantic baking went on before tea-time today- I managed to pull off six different types of cakes, with no major upsets, but ran out of time before I could make cucumber sandwiches. My next door neighbour, a French woman of impeccable taste, brought the most delicious little chocolate cakes with ginger, cinnamon and lime and another brought some jolly iced fairy cakes. Neighbours who lived a few doors away from each other met for the first time. Children painted pictures in the garden and then played hide and seek. After several cups of tea, the over-18s had something a little stronger. It was a lovely afternoon.
I've just climbed into bed a little on the weary side, but I reckon I just may have persuaded the neighbours that we can pull off a Big Lunch next year.