Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Cupcakes for the bell ringers

If you had said to me 5 years ago that I would be learning how to ring church bells I wouldn't have believed it.  It is so hard and 10 million miles away from anything I have ever done.  The church was struck by lighting in 1689 and the fire melted the bells, but they were re-cast and are chiming today. Learning to ring the bells is brilliant.  For how incredibly heavy they are, its a very delicate and fragile art form.  Each ringer has to both keep a steady pace, but react to the changes other ringers make.

I am being taught by the most amazing woman who has more skills than I have ever encountered in one person (running a small holding single handed, riding a pony a trap, basket weaving to name just a few) and to boot, she is lovely.

I went to the church bell ringers committee meeting recently and of course, took along some cupcakes, after all, all that bell ringing needs some chocolate to fuel it.


  1. as always, veryyy pretty cakes (:

  2. These look gorgeous! So pretty, I hope the church bell ringers were suitably impressed :)

  3. thanks ladies.

    The cupcakes disappeared fairly quickly...always a good sign