Yesterday I attended a beautiful afternoon tea.
The food was delicious.
The tea and coffee warm and plentiful.
The thrifted cups divine.
The conversation loud
and most importantly, the generosity overflowing.
This was an afternoon to raise much needed funds for the Cancer Council.
It was a local, determined and emotional chapter of this years' World's Biggest Morning Tea.
It was a wonderful afternoon,
graciously, generously and beautiful organised and baked by Cathie from Melbourne Epicure.
Cathie has been personally effected by this horrible disease.
It inspires her to create such an event.
It also inspires her many talented and generous friends to donate for the raffle :
iPad cover from DearUniverse00
Patchwork cushion from PatchworkHill
and an amazing doll, Miss Polly I believe, from a little vintage.
It was a heartfelt and emotional afternoon for many, because unfortunately cancer touches us all......
Earlier this year, almost five months ago,
I lost a dear and beautiful friend.
I wore a sparkly purple scarf to remind me of her.
Every sweet morsel reminded me of her.
The kids laughing and enjoying themselves reminded me of her.
The generosity reminded me of her.
So Nik, I drank coffee, ate cake and chatted for you.
I miss you every day.
I can't delete your messages from my phone.
And every Thursday I walk into that room expecting to see you there.
But you're not there.
I hope we find a cure soon.
So no more husbands, parents, children and friends have to say goodbye to a
wife, daughter, mum and friend.