The ladies of the Gloucester CCC met at Waterstones in Gloucester on the 2 Feb for their first meeting of 2013 and the first book launch of the CCC Cook Book. Unfortunately because our meeting was so early in the month we didn’t have any promotional material from the publishers as it was not arriving with them until 4 Feb! We did however have the all important book.
There were nine members at this meeting which was the most we have had and which was great. They included two new members who are husband and wife with their two children. One lady brought along her daughter and there was one guest, so we had quite a gathering. I had arranged for the local paper to cover the launch and the photographer arrived punctually at 2.00 p.m. Unfortunately he had to leave within 10 minutes as he was covering a football match. The first photo therefore only shows Debra, Julia and Mary who were the first to arrive. The second photo taken by my husband was taken when a few more members had arrived and unpacked and displayed their lovely cakes. We then had Debra, Carolyn, Fran, Jayne, Debbie, Mary, Taryn and Julia.
We had quite a lot of interest in our cakes and the book as we sat chatting and drinking coffee. Our theme was ‘Childhood Memories’ and we had a lovely selection of cakes that our Mums used to make. A few people took the details and said they would like to attend the next meeting and a couple of books were sold.
I have to say the book is a delight and will certainly be finding a home on my kitchen shelf. There are some great recipes to try and the pictures are very inspiring.
Our meeting finished at 4.00p.m. and once the cake had been divided between us we had one piece left for the staff member of Waterstone’s who had helped with the arrangements.