Since opening The Secret Tea Room in my own home in June 2010, every monthly event that I held for the following 2 years were fully booked and in many cases over subscribed. I was inspired by the Underground Supperclub movement at that time and many of my friends who I met along the way continue to hold their own supperclub and afternoon tea events in their own home.
Guests would arrive at my home as strangers and leave as friends. They sat elbow to elbow with people they didn’t know, but soon engaged in conversation over afternoon tea. And they all got to take cake home. It was the perfect social gathering whether you came alone or with a friend.
Home made Afternoon Tea, what more could you ask for.
At the same time I was also juggling with the Clandestine Cake Club, which I created in the same year (December 2010) and although TSTR was a great success, CCC began to take over my life, and no matter how good I was at multitasking, with a heavy heart I held the last of my afternoon teas in the summer of 2012. I wanted to concentrate more on building CCC and putting together the Clandestine Cake Club Cook Book which will be published in February 2013.
But I longed to return to by blog. So with a new year approaching – 2013 and a new tagline, I am now Cooking and Baking my way through retirement.
I hope you will join me. I have some new cookery books, lots of new baking friends, some new ideas and lots of imagination. Let’s see where this new road takes me.
Note: I’m leaving all the past comments, they are a reminder of the lovely people I’ve come into contact with along the way.
May 2014: A member of the Guild of Food Writers.