Marie Curie Tea Party Thanks!


It’s been a busy few weeks over here at Miss Whisky. Just when I thought things might quiet down for the summer, they picked up more than ever. This has partially been due to a plethora of events happening in the whisky industry here in London and due to the fact I was running around like a mad chicken organising a whisky tea party in aid of Marie Curie.

And so, this is just a wee piece to say thanks to all of you who came out last weekend, who supported with encouraging tweets and retweets about in the lead-up to event on Twitter, wrote about it on your own sites, provided silent auction prizes and generally helped me make sure that the event was a success.

Over the past week, I’ve been reflecting on it all and am feeling incredibly humbled by all of the generosity that came from so many of you. If you managed to catch any of the pieces I wrote on here in the past few weeks, you’ll know Marie Curie Cancer Care and the work it does sits dear to my heart, and that’s why I’m so pleased to say that because of all of your generosity, we will have together raised upwards of £1500 with the addition of Gift Aid.

To say I’m over the moon is an understatement.

I’d also like to send out a huge thanks to Glengoyne whisky for ensuring that I had donated whisky stock for the event. They provided a few bottles of their limited edition Teapot Dram, which was bottled the very week of the event! The whisky is normally only available at the distillery and, as a cask-strength whisky matured in first-fill [...]

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When I was a kid, my local community hall hosted something called “Stitch ‘n Bitch” for anyone who was keen on a bit of sewing and gossip. Each year, the group would create a big quilt to raffle off and raise funds for the community, with us kids helping to add our bit of style design when possible.

While it wasn’t monumental – things like this were hosted in many small Canadian towns and I’m sure, English ones too – the coming together of community to create something crafty was, in its small way, a chance to build community spirit and put in public the handiwork that many people would otherwise have kept behind closed doors in the home.

I have always appreciated people who are skilled at creating handmade items. My father had a workshop on our farm and created beautiful woodwork jewelry boxes, cabinets, and more; I use a chopping board in my kitchen that he made back in the early ’90s which is still going strong.

Equally, it’s hard to not admit that times are, of course, changing and have been for a while. We are seeing less and less craft-work as our consumer appetites are satiated with imported clothes, furnishings and electronics. I’m no exception of course. I happily gobble these things up as easily as the next person.

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