Weekend


Tennis club catering..! Once a year every member (my dad, he also coaches the little’uns) has to provide the teas.

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We served: one batch of gingerbread / one batch of chocolate brownie / one swedish cardamom cake (lemon icing) / one apple scone round (divides into eight helpings) / one batch of nut thins (biscuits) / one plai sponge (freshly whipped cream and plum jam) / one batch of flapjacks (which dad made rather than me).

It turned out to be exactly the right amount; we sold every piece, and the one hungry tennis played who turned up late would have been served if I hadn’t given away the last nut thin for free. At fifty pence for a cup of tea and fifty pence for a piece of cake(/etc), we took sixty eight pounds and fifty pence.

Of course, if you consider wages for two servers and maybe one hour’s worth of work-time per item, plus expenses, that’s nowhere near even minimum wage. But whatever! I made a big load of cakes and people kept on saying how delicious they were, plus I keep forty quid, so this unemployed lady is happy.

I have my hair up like this because I was in disguise as a person who might go to a tennis club. And then I just liked it.

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Then I went to the roller disco, where they came perilously close to playing an actual disco tune. Not quite, but I like ABBA under any circumstances and you can’t stop me.

Then again, they play the Y.M.C.A every week, and the Village People are a “disco group”.. but they never do play the WHOLE song so I remain wanting. It always segues into that awful.. is it called “Cha Cha Slide”? GET OFF MY LAWN, school party songs recorded after 1999!

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Dear Gotye, thank you for recording a song that became popular enough to play to a basic market of 9-14s whilst also being.. you know..

Good..

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Today I am just bumming around the garden lookin’ at stuff I grew, cos after all that (and all that after I slept verry poorly due to waking myself repeatedly with my own coughs) I slept for a thousand years and missed archery.

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Not sure if this is beetroot (I HOPE SO) or chard (which is also delicious, fair play); it’s the only plant that grew at all from either of these seedlings.

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The difference that a propagation dome makes, huh?

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When I was weeding my garlic and the leeks, I found this small green curled creature.

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I like it.

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Wearing today: Spring jumper: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, culottes: old Brownie uniform, tights: sainsbury’s

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About Claire Napier

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