February Letter from The Ferns chatting about #GBBO Liam, Weetabix and My Food Hygiene certificate

Great British Bake Off 

Cheek chappie Liam who made it almost to the final, will be heading to Newport in his first appearance in the country this year. Liam Charles who has been dubbed ‘Cake Boy’ will headline the Festival of Food at Newport Show at Chetwynd Deer Park on Saturday July 14th.


The 20 year old drama student, the youngest competitor last year – won legions of followers with his charm and sense of humour. He won star baker on the Pastry Week and was also on the receiving end of a handshake by Paul Hollywood for his salted peanut butter millionaire shortbread. I know from watching Paul Hollywood’s life history on TV, that one of his favourites from when he was very small, is Millionaire Shortbread which his mother made for him.


Liam will be giving two 45 minute presentations in the food theatre as well as meeting fans. All prices are at 2017 prices and the family ticket has been expanded to include three children. Newport Show web site  is https://www.newportshow.co.uk/

The deer park is about 2 miles from ‘The Ferns’. You can walk or drive and park there. It is a lovely venue.


I am still trying to get my plastic intake down, and am much relieved to find that Weetabix have put their biscuits back into paper. I found the plastic very difficult to open. I should have noticed this before. Apparently they did this a while ago!


I have also noticed that the Quorn sausage just have the cardboard box and not a plastic  tray or sellophane inside . Well done Quorn!

My Food Hygiene certificate

My 5 star rating with Telford & Wrekin’s Food Hygiene / Environmental Health Department has been renewed.

Here I am unpeeling my new 5 Star window sticker at the front door

5 star

Have just started my tomato seeds, so I think winter is behind us. There are frogs in the pond , and the sparrows are trying to invade my very expensive Swift nesting box. Another dilemma to deal with!

Let hope that’s all the year has in store. Looking forward to being a grandparent soon and a Grand Victorian Garden Party here in June. Queen Victoria will be putting in an appearance, but  she is not amused!