Thank you!

Kitchen sorted…thanks mum


pics uploaded, edited and sent from friends…thanks Holly



final money count…thanks again mum 



kids in bed..phewww



so know I can tell you about my afternoon tea...yay!


Firstly it was the best fun ever, really was! It was so good to see so many familiar faces and so many new ones.
I was so exhausted but it was exhaustion that i absolutely loved in the end.
Loved because I worked hard and achieved even more than I myself expected.
The love from you all was absolutely amazing, you girls are absolutely awesome!
The list of genuine fabulousness is in no particular order because you are all equally beautiful
My beautiful sister, my gorgeous sister-in-law, my lovely friends Louise, Teresa, Miss Holly, my gorgeous cousin and beautiful friend Vera for taking pics for me and of course the lovely Nikki for opening up her studio for us.


The raffle prizes were a m a z i n g  and people loved them all.  The online raffle was also drawn on the day and the winners were as follows
Ms Chunkychooky won Little Miss Vintage
Ms Jennie won Walter (sorry Hayley)
Teresa D won Lil Mim

congrats ladies!!


So after a recount, the final tally for the afternoon tea was $929..I know..eeeekkk, plus the online donations and personal donations of $345,
total  $1274, take a bow ladies, that is absolutely fabulous, well done!!!
It’s all going to a great cause that has touched the lives of many, not just mine, so thank you, thank you to all involved.

OK, totally exhausted, more pics over at Nikki’s

p.s heart cookie cutter for teacup was a lovely gift from here

  • Amazing – well done everyone!

  • Wow that all looks just amazing. I soooo wish I could have made it. You are the Biggest Morning Tea Queen, and should be so proud of all that hard work – organising – cooking – setting up – running with it. Wow!
    I don't even have enough words to describe it!

  • Oh Cathie – it just looks so beautiful – well done. And such a fabulous amount raised too – congratulations on a gorgeous day x

  • Congratulations it all looks divine…What a fantastic idea and beautifully executed.

  • That is so great Cathie!!! Good on you, it looks beautiful, wish I could have been there. So excited over my win!!! Thank you!!! Xx

  • Bel

    What an amazing job, well done to all involoved! Wish I lived a little closer so I could have joined in on all the fun and so glad the cutters came in handy, your cookies looked lovely on those beautiful tea cups xx

  • What an effort! And all down to you fabulous woman!

  • Oh my goodness, I have goosebumps reading this post Cathie. Congratulations !!!!!
    It all looks so beautiful, I so wish I could have been there. What an amazing amount you have raised. So so brilliant!! Huge hugs to you clever lady.XXX

  • Wow, amazing! I wish I was there, it looks so perfect! x

  • Good on you! Those treats looks soooo good and that button cake!! Yummy:)

  • Lou

    You did an amazing job – of course – well done Cathie! Thanks for having us all.

  • TK

    oh that is just such an amazing effort – I love the way you set everything up……..the attention to detail and just glad I was able to be a small part of your great effort even from afar!!! Well Done Cathie, I had a chai with you yesterday here in my dining room as I studied!! TK xx

  • Wow Cathie, well done, it all went to plan after all that hard work xx the food looked amazing, especially the button cake xxx wish i could have come, i am sure everyone had a ball and all for a fabulous ause xxxx

  • Cathie it looks absolutely awesome!!! Well done!!! There is so much gorgeousness there. You must be so very very proud of yourself! Would have loved to have been there.

  • Brenda was raving about this afternoon tea for a good cause, and now I can see why! Amazing, girl.

    But I know you wouldn't have it any other way 😉 xx

  • Well done Cathie, what a beautiful spread and an incredible amount raised. You deserve to put your feet up and have a chill out after those efforts :o)

  • Yay congratulations – what a fab effort – if we are down your way next year I am coming:) (that is if you are going back for more:)

  • It sounds so amazing. I too wish I could have been there. What a beautiful spread and beautiful people involved! Hugs from me to you, now have a nice rest.

  • Kat

    Wow! That is an amazing effort. Congrats to everyone for their fundraising efforts. The afternoon tea looks beautiful. I love the cake with the buttons! I wish I lived in Melbourne so I could have come along.

  • Amazing Cathie – you did such a wonderful job. I wish I lived in Melbourne so I that I could of been there.

  • An amazing achievement, well done Cathie x

  • Take a bow yourself, what a great effort!

  • A fantastic fundraising effort. Everything looks so gorgeous and yummy – glad you had fun after all your hard work.

  • That's awesome! Well done. I'll bet every one had a gorgeous afternoon….and looove that cookie cutter.

  • CAthie – it was just delightful – i was on a high all the way home (too much suger perhaps!) no it was because it was just so lovely to be in the company of so many gorgeous women – all for an amazing cause. Congratulations Cathie – you are an angel! That total is mind-blowing xxx

  • What an amazing looking afternoon tea…and I really love those little heart cookies on the side of the tea cups!

  • Anonymous

    We appreciated all that slaving over a hot stove! It was a lovely way to spend and afternoon with friends and raise money to support cancer research at the same time. A BIG THANK YOU!
    Andrea & Stef G

  • Well done!! That cake looks just marvelous – what a wonderful wonderful donation 🙂

  • Amazing job and everything looks so delicious! Well done everyone!

  • Fantastic Cathie!! you did such an awesome job organising & I am sorry again that I couldn't come along & join in the fun. Enjoy the week ahead which I hope is a little quieter for you XO

  • That all looks soooo awesome Cathie! Very very well done to you that must have been soooo much work! Congrats it is fabulous xx

  • looks like it was truly wonderful!

  • please don't be sorry! You are amazing….. I really do think you are an inspiration. Thank you to all those who also donated to the cancer council. love to you Cathy, and wow it looked beautiful xx

  • Well done Cathie ! You are such a beautiful inspiration. Wish I could have made it.
    I hope you get to have a well deserved rest this weekend, Dee x

  • Everything looks so beautiful and the heart shaped cookies on the tea cups are too cute! What a lovely event for such a good cause, congratulations!

  • It looks so wonderful xo