Last Saturday afternoon I nervously awaited the arrival of my first visitors. Afternoon Tea had been laid out to raise funds for Irish Seedsavers. What if nobody shows? We’ll be eating cake for months. Cake that I had spent two days assembling in various shapes and guises. It wasn’t long before the welcome sound of wheels on gravel put my fears to rest.
Friends and supporters came, thirsty for tea and eager to help. It was a lovely few hours spent catching up with pals and making new ones. With their generosity and inventiveness we raised €500 (winging its way to Irish Seedsavers HQ in Co Clare as I type). Wildlife artist Dave Daly came baring beautiful watercolour kingfishers and Trevor Sargent donated a copy of his fabulous book Trevor’s Kitchen Garden. Both were sold and the monies added to the seed saver kitty along with visitors’ contributions. All in all a great success thanks to the support of friends old and new!