Since the cafe has been closed this week, I have enjoyed being at home, catching up on the back office side of ToastLoveCoffee, and baking. Since the MacMillan coffee morning campaign is in full flow, I had some serious batches of flapjacks and other goodies to make for my husband, sister in law, and of […]Read More Chocolate Orange Truffles
Last night, Anita and I went out. A friend of mine had given me tickets to a gig (!) at the Belgrave Music Hall and so I invited Anita to join me on this rare treat. We really enjoyed the excuse to go out together, pretending to be young again (!) and I reminisced that […]Read More Someone Out There Loves You
Last week, Paul returned to TLC. He had been a regular volunteer with us, and, before heading to Manchester to start university (go Paul!) he came in to say goodbye. I was touched; he had been such a great member of the team and had missed him. What I didn’t realise was how much he […]Read More Paul’s story..
Yesterday, I posted this onto our Facebook and Twitter profiles: “Today we put a price on our tea and coffee. It is a suggested minimum donation (50p for tea, £1 for coffee). We know this will be a shock to many people who value our pay as you feel ethos, and we encourage everyone to […]Read More A big change out of small change
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Towards the end of the cafe yesterday, I caught up with good friend, mentor and very wise lady, Jill. I shared stories from the summer, and my family, and how I was going to put my family in focus a bit more this season; trying to find more balance between cafe and family responsibilities. I […]Read More Everything Is Connected