June Coffee Morning & Get Together

Julia Lane writes:

Despite the heavy rain on the 21st June, brave people from all round the village, and beyond, descended on the village hall in record numbers to enjoy each others’ company, exchange gossip and tuck in to a mouthwatering array of cakes, biscuits, savoury pies, scones and the like, washed down with a gallon of fresh brewed Costa Rica filter coffee and an ever-changing variety of fruit/herbal teas.

Probably the noisiest, hungriest and thirstiest coffee morning this year!

Ian McGregor gave a talk on highlights from the records of the old Fearnan School. It seems that truancy amongst our school children began when schools started and probably will continue until schools no longer exist.  Only the reasons for truancy change. (Read Ian’s talk Fearnan School Log Books in a separate entry on the web site below)

So, folks, to all those who attended, many thanks for making the morning fly by, and for anyone drooling at the marvellous assortment of home baking that they missed, don’t forget the next coffee morning will be on Tuesday 19th July from 10.30, so come peckish and thirsty!!

Here is the recipe for Sue’s Smiddy Cake, along with a picture of Sue wielding a large knife – not sure if she’s Addressing the Haggis or just cutting the cake!

Smiddy Loaf

Melt the following slowly in a pan, and simmer for 7 minutes:

1 cup water                                  1 cup sugar

1.5 cups sultanas                       4oz margarine

1 teaspoonful mixed spice      1 teaspoonful baking soda

Allow to cool. Beat in 2eggs. Stir in 8oz S R Flour and put in 2lb loaf tin.

Bake at 350F/180C/gas mark 4, for 1 hour.

(How easy is that!)

About Fearnan Village Association

Fearnan Village Association was formed in 2007 to provide a means through which those who live in the village can come together to discuss and respond to issues of importance to the village, particularly those that will have an impact on our quality of life. We also organise social events, such as the very popular Pudding Night in February, Strawberry TeaZ in July, and other events and coffee mornings throughout the year.
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