Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Miss Sue Flays' Plans & Adventures for July 2011

 After a chat and a lovely Saturday afternoon last weekend, spent with Bakelady from
The Secret Tea Room in Leeds, she suggested that a great idea to keep everybody 
updated with what I am up to each month is to do exactly that hehe.... 
So thanks to this advice, here it goes... 
Should you be at all interested in what I am planning to get up to this month....

Friday 1st July - Making a Lemon Layer cake to take into BBC Radio Cambridgeshire for my interview on the "Chat Lounge" with Liz Fraser and fellow Guest Inbali Iserles.
It went down a storm, and you can read more here

Saturday 2nd July - Off to relax at the Milton Keynes Bowl to see the Foo Fighters play live, with special guests such as a Biffy Clyro, Deathcab for Cutie, Tame Impala and even Alice Cooper! It was awesome and I loved every minute of the day! Sun & Cider with Mister Flay too - perfect. 

Monday 4th July - Burger trials at The Punter on Peas Hill in Cambridge to help Mister Flay with his Burger Blog. This was the BEST burger we have tasted so far in Cambridge, it will take a lot of beating! Laughter with friends over a pint made this a fantastic night to help exercise those mouth muscles. Another perfect sunny evening. 

Thursday 7th July - Making gory cupcakes, brownies and trying my arts and crafts skills (Gross Hand Painted Blood Stained finger printed Cake Boxes, which actually looked pretty effective in the end : )  at the Cambridge Cookery School in preparation for....

Friday 8th July - The Secluded Zombie Tea Party at my now not-so-secret secluded venue... Apocalypse Paintball near Royston, which was just the BEST venue for this event, it worked perfectly and we managed to scare our guests and entertain them all the same time, it was so much fun... With cakes and Zombie Make up provided by the beautiful Emily at Atomic Cupcakes... Write up here
Saturday 9th July - I will be meeting with the Lovely Lynn aka Bakelady of My Secret Tea Room in Leeds, who is travelling down to enjoy a spot of tea and cake with me at Peacocks Tearooms in Ely and we will then be joining my lovely friend Cat who runs Cakes By Cat to practice French Fancy decorating in readiness for a Tea Party Collaboration later this year.... Keep your eyes peeled for more info in this soon. 

Monday 11th July - The closing date for a recent competition I have entered - Sugar Slam 2011. See my entry for this Wrestling related cake competition, which was just hilarious to get involved with... fingers crossed for the winning title ; ) 

Friday 15th July - The very last day of my day job (Eek!)... I have completed the redundancy procedure there now, which has been a long time coming, and I will be moving onto new adventures now... Scary but exciting all at the same time!
I am now taking a couple of weeks out to put a plan of action together, catch up with old faces, meet some new ones, spend some time with my mum and my friends and just relax. I can't wait. 

Saturday 16th July - I will be attending a scary-sounding baby shower, complete with "Put the dummy in the babies mouth" game... argh, oh dear! - Haha.
But she is one of my bestest mates in the world, so I will suck it up and coo for an hour or two...and I will be helping to curb her chocolate craving by making a big old cake for us all to tuck into! It will be lovely : ) 

Sunday 17th July - Is a Big Walkies BBQ and Pup walk at Hinchingbrooke Park at midday, so I have decided to join in with my puppy (He is 7, but still my pups!) and meet some new canine friends. It will be lovely, so long as the sun is shining! This group is ever expanding and I haven't yet had time to join in, so it's been on my want to do list for ages now. Hurrah. 

Tuesday 19th July - Will see me joining in with a Tweet Meet with some fellow Cambridgeshire Twitterers thanks to the lovely Lisa Garwood of Native Brand. I am not sure where exactly this will be or what time just yet, but I can't wait to meet some of the faces that have been joining in my cheeky cake chats over the last few months.

Thursday 21st July - Is the 1st Birthday of Crafty Monkey Pottery Painting in St Neots, where my Crafty Tea Party was hosted back in May of this year. Chrissy, the lovely owner and new tea party friend is naturally so excited about her first year here (And so she should be, it's a fab place to visit!), and I couldn't resist getting involved when she asked me to join in the celebrations, so I will be running a Tea Bar there that evening. How exciting and it sounds so much fun, I may see some of you there should you be going along for this evening.

 Friday 29th July - Is a real first for The Secluded Tea Party... I will be baking for a Private Hen Party in conjunction with Lets Go Punting, where 10 sophisticated hens will be celebrating the impending marriage with a tour of the backs with these guys, and enjoying my afternoon tea on the riverbanks afterwards. Best of luck to the bride to be - I hope you have lot's of fun in the sun this weekend!

And the rest of the month?... Well who knows WHAT will happen or pop up over the next few weeks!... Lot's more plans to come, I have no doubt about that and am excited at the unknown.... Bring it on : ) 

Miss Sue Flay 


  1. Sounds like a fabulous month, and I like the idea of a "what am I doing this month" blog and may well do one myself. Good luck with your new enterprise, loving the look of your mobile tea room:) (might have to follow Lynn's example and pop down to say hello sometime, but busy with school hols for next 8, yes 8, weeks)xx

  2. Aww thank you for the comment my lovely... I thought it was a great idea... gives everybody a heads up as to where I will be and what I am doing... There are a few other plans up my sleeve, and I shall add them as and when I can hehe! xxx