And the winners of our competition to win Afternoon Tea for Two are…
As chosen by the lovely author Sue Hampton who very kindly took time out of her busy schedule to read all the responses on our own Facebook pages and in the various groups where we posted.
Winner – Sharon Pinky Blakely
“My family my mum brother and of course my hubby and son. I’ve not been too well of late and they are always there to help me. Whether it’s support with childcare when I have the hospital or just being there when I’m having a bad day. Plus it would be a special treat for me as it’s my birthday on the 20th.”
I’ve chosen Sharon, not just because it’s her birthday on 20th, but because she only ends with that detail and focuses gratefully on those she loves – without self-pity. I would love to think the family can all celebrate her birthday together.
As an author I like Helen Gill’s answer ‘The tiger who came to tea’ and as a Trustee for a charity supporting refugees I enjoyed sharing Judith Kerr’s own story of escaping from the Nazis in assemblies for Refugee Week.
Also: Bridget Gynne – “Donald Trump, he could have a piece of my mind along with the tea and cake !”
Bridget is a brave woman and might find that in such company she had no appetite herself for the cafe’s delicious cakes, but if she could teach her guest some manners, empathy and a sense of responsibility and dignity she would do the world a favour.
And – hoping she can take an overworked and underpaid nurse with her -: Rachel Mead In fact I would think Mary Seacole too would be great – though I have to say in support of the NHS it is very hard to achieve excellence when you are so dreadfully under-resourced. They are making the best of a bad situation just as these great ladies did, albeit in very different circumstances.
Lucy Willow – “I would take those who deserve it. A firefighter. A police officer. A nurse. A serviceman. A pensioner with no family , a child who has suffered abuse or neglect. And a person suffering from a life threatening illness. Just to bring a group of strangers from different paths together and a break from stressful lives.”
Sharon – we look forward to welcoming you and a friend or family member for tea very soon. Call us this week to arrange. To the runners up – please pop in for a cuppa and slice of cake on us this week.
And to EVERYONE who entered – we’re baking mini cupcakes this week and would love you to enjoy one – just mention you entered this competition when you pop in for a drink this week!