Nothing is more magical than the story of Alice in Wonderland so it was amazing to see how Pad Deco, an interior design and lifestyle store in Cardiff managed to change their store into Alice’s Tea Party with the Mad Hatter obviously present!! All the store workers including the director were all dressed up in some magical fantasy costumes inspired by the classic novel, and of course with any tea party there were obviously going to be cake!!
A cake and a tea cost £2.50 and all the money was going towards Marie Curie Cancer Trust. A link shall be placed at the end of the article for you donate which I hope you do. Cancer affects not only the victims but also their loved ones too. Unfortunately my family and I have had to help family members suffering from the disease and it’s just horrible, so please, even if it’s a pound, it all helps at the end of the day.
While we waited for our tea Dan and I were busy deciding which cake we should have. I haven’t had Carrot Cake in a while so I opted for that, and I’m so happy that I did. I know I say this whenever I make a post with Carrot Cake but I can safely say, without a doubt that it was the best, carrot cake, EVER!! I mean it. It was baked (I think, don’t take my word on this) by the director and the award winning interior designer Penelope Allen who looked about the same age as me. At the age of 24-25 (please don’t take my word on this) she has achieved so much, it’s slightly intimidating for me to see people my age achieving such amazing things while I sit here typing, checking my e-mails every 5 minutes for that all important life changing e-mail that’ll make me a full-time blogger, but alas it hasn’t and may not happen. Whenever I see women like Penelope Allen making a name for herself I’m always reminded of my foundation days where I was accepted between Swansea, Cardiff and Kingston University, my lecturers wanted me to go to Kingston and even today I remember my lecturer telling me “remember us when you’re famous.”
I’m not going to lie those words still haunt me now as I’m still a nobody, a failure, BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t promote or help women who have/going to make it so after all this I look up to people like Penelope and aspire to work just as hard as them.
Anyway…. as I was saying I had the carrot cake and it was the best!! Dan opted for the Victoria Sponge which unfortunately I wasn’t given the chance to taste as Dan wolfed it down with his tea (I gathered form that it was a wonderful piece of sponge) and he also chose the lemon drizzle cake. Lemon Drizzle will never be my first choice cake-wise but if it was put in front of me I would eat it, no hesitation so Dan offered me a taster and I took it. My god it had a lot of zest, from this cake I gathered they used quite a bit while work just uses a drop. I have never tasted a lemon drizzle so…lemony.
Whilst we chow down our cake we started some chit chat with some lovely ladies sitting next to us and it was lovely. The whole atmosphere was lovely, people were coming in of all ages and enjoying some tea and cake in the name of charity. Can’t go wrong there can you.
I hope they raised a tone of money with all the effort they went through and I hope to visit them again soon.
Here is the link for you to donate: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/donate