Daffodil Coffee Morning at Gartlochbank

On a beautiful Spring day, with the sun shining brightly, I travelled to the Daffodil Coffee Morning, hosted by Charmian Paterson at her beautiful home, Gartlochbank, at Coupar Angus.
Mothers’ Union members came from across the diocese and local people from Coupar Angus and the surrounding area.

Run as a fundraising event, we were invited to buy some home baking or other donated goods. The bottle stall guaranteed a prize, valuable or otherwise. A further stall held Mothers’ Union literature plus greeting cards suitable for a range of occasions.
Having purchased more cakes and tea-bread than was good for the waistline, and with my booty from the bottle stall, it was now time for tea.

With seats in the sitting room and conservatory all fully occupied, I settled down outside in the beautiful Spring sunshine, soon to be joined by members from the Glenrothes branch of Mothers’ Union and local townspeople. Amid such wonderful fellowship and in the warmth of the spring sunshine, we enjoyed our tea, accompanied by pancakes with butter and jam. What luxury!
At the end of the morning, we were invited to cut some daffodils to take home, a happy reminder of a beautiful day.

We were later informed that the Daffodil Coffee Morning had raised £250 for the Mothers’ Union branch and diocesan funds.

Isabelle Pottinger