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Rachel’s WFH diary – end of week 6

May 1, 2020

Well now at the end of week six, quite getting used to the change of my rhythm of life. Embracing the adjustments and even coping with IT issues.  Trying to limit the news, as too much is not good, however do need to keep abreast of what is happening and pleased the figures for cases are going down, lets hope it continues and we will be back to our Conference Centres sooner than later. I do miss our event venues, colleagues and clients alike.

What a difference a week makes, last week I was in shorts, soaking in the vitamin D, now the heavens have opened, changed the flip flops to cosy slippers, chilled beers to red wine.

Week six, could not do traditional tea at 3 with a cake due to lack of flour.  However, this morning a friend texted to say she had left me a bag on the porch, so just baked a Victoria Sponge. Elena, thank you for the recipe, came out a treat, event sent a picture to our Head Chef Mourad, he replied “ looks amazing and appetising, well done Rachel “ It also has Rasa’s Catering Managers homemade Damson Jam sandwiched in the middle – double cream too! Promised once this is all over, I will bake another one and bring  for the Conference Team to devour with a good cup of Earl Grey, in return Rasa will give me more of her divine jam, so it’s a win win situation. Do hope it won’t be too long.

Victoria sponge

Victoria sponge 2

Nicole, Lina’ s daughter is now also doing tea at 3 , yesterday she made a Cassava Cake, she did tell me she had finished all her home schooling first! Looks scrumptious Nicole …..

Nicole's cake

Just thinking about the events in my social diary this weekend. Our local pub is called the Nightingale, a social virtual pub group, has been created, renamed The Night In Gale and whoever wants to join at 6 pm on a Friday is welcome.  Quite fun, mainly talk about Covid Hair Styles, what’s cooking for dinner, the boys always get onto football, what is going to happen with the current season fixtures, nothing changes.

Not sure what other Social Events are in my diary, apart from the weekly street drinky at 7pm every Saturday,  social distancing while sipping a G & T or a cup of tea for some, plus various musicians playing, even had a keyboard player last week. Husband took his folk drum; my limit is a tambourine at least I am keeping percussion in the family.

We would love to hear from you with your social events or indeed any enquires for events, a quick hello, mindful chat over a cuppa and any cake recommendations. Fancy making a Hummingbird cake, anyone’s recipes welcome. Call our number 020 7 706 7700 for a friendly chat or to share anything on your mind, we are here for you during these pressing times.

With Love,


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