Baking for Therapy

Zelda, Coffee Morning, and Breasts

That got your attention didn’t it?

So, to start off with Zelda. The winner of the Easter Competition asked me to make a ‘Legends of Zelda’ inspired cake for a friend’s birthday last week. Being of a certain age *ahem*, I knew very little about Zelda. My 30 something children were more into Sonic and Mario, so after getting some help from Evie, (the customer) and a bit of google image searching, I set off on my quest! The finished result is below, but I did photograph the process in order to produce a pictorial too. I’m still editing that, but as soon as it’s done, I’ll post it I promise 😀 (the Dungeon Master reference was also requested)

So, on to the Coffee Morning.

A couple of times a year, the Panto Society I’m a member of hosts the monthly Coffee Morning held at Greenbrook Methodist Church, which is where we rehearse and perform. I have to admit, I thought it might be quieter than usual as it was a Bank Holiday Weekend, but I couldn’t have been more wrong! It was a great turn out and raised much needed funds for the Church.

The Whole Table

What a feast for the eyes eh?

Many thanks to Sandra, Wendy, and Sue who contributed cake and their time, and to all who attended 😀

So, now to talk about breasts. Every year, I fundraise for ‘Breast Cancer Care’, by hosting an afternoon tea event. I first started to do this in memory of my Grandma Molly, but in more recent years other people I know have also been diagnosed and treated.

Yesterday, I went for my mammogram as part of the 3 yearly check offered to all women over 50. Three years ago, when I had my first one, I found it really quite painful, so I was a bit apprehensive. I’m delighted to say that I needn’t have worried. The equipment was definitely different from last time, and the process was much quicker. Although a little uncomfortable, it was all over so quickly that I was in and out of the clinic in under 15 minutes. So please please please, if you are eligible, don’t put it off. Because the sooner the first signs are found, the more likely it is that you will get treated successfully. And in between mammograms, check your breasts regularly. Once you get familiar with how your breasts feel normally, it’s much easier to spot any changes.

If you are local to me (Burnley, Lancashire, England) please feel free to drop in to my afternoon tea event next month. The details are below.

If you aren’t local, or can’t make it, but would like to donate, you can do so here

Hope to see you soon

Until then

Stay safe and healthy

Debbie ❤️

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