Art Lecture, Baking and A Tea Party

05 Feb

We ‘attended’ a brilliant talk this morning about one of our favourite artists, Andrew Wyeth. Art Historian Stella Grace Lyons, has such an accessible style of delivery and is so enthusiastic. It is a pleasure to spend an hour with her and to discover so much more about this artist. Next week, the talk is about Edward Hopper, another favourite of ours.

Wind From the Sea Andrew Wyeth 1947. Just look at the delicacy of the lace.

This afternoon, I baked with T, LiveWire No 3. She chose to make a Victoria Sponge and we spent a lovely couple of hours together ending up with a delicious cake in each household.

T’s cakes just out of the oven, photo taken of iPad screen.

There is no way that the lovely Mr S and I could (or should) eat all this cake so we enjoy sharing with Sue-next-door. We had a very socially distanced tea party, each bringing our own cup of tea and using disposable plates and enjoying a very good catch up. You can see the rain spots on the top of the cake. We don’t let the rain stop our fun!



Posted by on February 5, 2021 in art, baking, Postaday2021, Uncategorized


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5 responses to “Art Lecture, Baking and A Tea Party

  1. Ark

    February 8, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    My crew bake chiffon sponges for the business so as a rule, the Victoria sponge never makes an appearance.
    My mother and grandmother made Victoria sponge – my mother may do still (I must ask).
    However, when my wife went to Portugal a while back I had the urge, found a cook book and made one.
    It was not a patch on my Gran’s or my mother’s – or yours by the look of it – but it was passable and once it had jam and cream (like your pic) I cut it in two, made some coffee and shared it with the chap who (back then) rented a cottage on our property.

    And the Victoria sponge has never made an appearance since! 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 8, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      Lovely bit of family history – Victorias are a big favourite around here. I have never made a chiffon sponge, actually until I read about Emily’s cakes some time ago, I hadn’t even heard of one! I’ll look it up in my books and see what I can find. Watch this space! 🙂

  2. artfulcrone

    February 6, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    I agree with nrhatch!

  3. nrhatch

    February 6, 2021 at 3:40 am

    I wish I was your next door neighbor.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 6, 2021 at 6:38 pm

      Another neighbour and her two teenage boys benefitted today! 🙂


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