After a six months’ Corona abstinence our Bridfas members and friends were indeed very happy to come together again on 7th August to enjoy a most pleasant, relaxing afternoon tea-party in a restaurant in the countryside. Nearly 40 members had signed up for this annual outing, although just a few dropped out at short notice because of the anticipated heatwave with expected temperatures of 30°C +.
However the big, old German farmhouse and spacious garden where we met up, were cool and inviting with plenty of room for social distancing and people were well disciplined in disinfecting hands and using face coverings when moving about.
The proprietor had taken great pains to provide a real English tea, preparing sandwiches with different fillings, some excellent scones with jam and clotted cream - unknown in Germany - which she had managed to produce for us on this special occasion, and various other small cakes, and of course some darjeeling tea.
We also had a breathing space from chatting and eating, to be captivated by Sonja Fischer’s Thespian talents as she recounted an old English fairy story, and her musical performance was an added bonus.
We are all most grateful to Rosi Weber for overcoming the initial difficulties with the venue and arranging this delightful afternoon reunion. I think we all so much appreciated picking up ties with our society friends after the enforced lockdown. It gave us a feeling of normality and the certainty that one day all can be well again.