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Creative Magic x

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After the long summer break, it’s the much anticipated start of Creative Coffee (click for details) this morning – chutneys and oat cakes today, but above are pictures from a previous session of sausage making rather than a demonstration of what happens to unfortunate attendees..

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We made them right through from mincing the meat, adding bread crumbs and spices (for three different kinds of sausage no less) to the requisite comedy moment, complete with lubricating oil..

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There was much tittering!

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A plate of very special bangers!

It’s hard to explain, but when I go to Creative Coffee – which essentially means making something from scratch that would be easier to buy in a shop – I realise what a privileged life I lead..

Laters, Kate x

Roses and Cupcakes x

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Creative Coffee Mornings are still a regular Wednesday occurrence and a highlight of the week.  These pics are from our ‘Sugar Art’ session..

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Which included a variety of projects including making elderflower cordial..even the word ‘cordial’ makes me smile…

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 We also crystallised edible flowers..so simple and so effective..

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You thoroughly coat each petal – back and front – with egg white, then cover everything in sugar.  A sprinkle of very fine glitter helps with the final fairy effect. Then they dry out and can be kept for months in an air tight container, ready for a dramatic flourish when required.

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And we made cupcakes to practise our icing skills on..

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With a whole box of toys to play with!

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The joy, the pride, the ability to allow yourself the time to be creative and the companionship of sharing the experience with others all feed in to make this time so very special.  You literally zone away from real life – I’m sure it’s a similar endorphin rush to a serious gym workout.  Just without the pain…

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Next week is ‘homemade sausages’…..guaranteed a giggle…

Laters, Kate x