Mumsnet Village Show - An Afternoon Tea Tray for One

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Slubberdegullion Tue 26-Jun-07 13:46:00

So here we are again.

So far the rules are:

Tea tray for one

Can include anything you want suitable for a summer high tea (sandwiches, scones, cake, biscuits etc) with suitable cutlery and crockery and the like. (Silver service if you are terribly posh)

Five quid budget (on top of what you already have in your larder).

SlightlyMadScientist is the judge (heaven help us...is she properly qualified???)

Oh and all entries will be anonymous this time (A, B, C etc).

Time limit is 9pm next sunday so we can be judged before bed time.


The rules will obviously be bent or completely ignored but so long as its tea ish then anything goes.

littlelapin Tue 26-Jun-07 14:02:16

How are we going to decide on names? It will be like Reservoir Dogs!

How about this - I will set up the Picturetrail with a bunch of albums - A to P - and then when you login to contribute, just select the next available unused album. How does that sound?

Slubberdegullion Tue 26-Jun-07 14:06:04

Excellent. Needed some technical imput there LL.

Oh and if it's anon. NO ADORABLE SHOTS OF CHILDREN EATING SCONES please.

OK?


However, when judging has finished if your DC contributed to the efforts then may I suggest they get a commendation certificate (like wot LL has just done). I'm rather pro child involvement in this endevour...makes us relax about the final result a bit more!

Peachy Tue 26-Jun-07 14:18:54

Well i don't have posh anything much but will do my best LOL (do have a secret WI weapon though.....)

MrsFish Tue 26-Jun-07 14:19:31

Oh blimey, I was just hoping to do a cream tea, NOT high tea DH will think I am mad if I do the whole sandwiches route aswell

Oh and no posh teaset here either

SlightlyMadShorthair Tue 26-Jun-07 14:25:37

LL - sounds great - and anyone that comes on and says I have just uploaded my pics with their real name will have penalty points as I shall be able to tell who you are (you may come on as CompetitorA if you must).

Note I shall be issuing penalty points for bending rules where appropriate , but I will try not to disqualify anyone. Anyone subjected to rule bending/blatant cheating will be called to teh judges tent and allowed a short time for a defense... (whether I listen or not will be at my discretion)

I shall be developing a marking scheme shortly - and the fact that you are posh enough to have proper tea sets won't necessarily lead to victory (LL - you'll have to try harder than that )

Please keep all receipts in case of dispute on value spent . I will have no cheating in my marquee.

Oh and who is making rosttes? I am not volunteering for that one as I won't have time....

littlelapin Tue 26-Jun-07 14:33:45

<gets out canteen of cutlery>

<searches for napkins in depth of linen cupboard>

OK, the picture trail is http://www.picturetrail.com/mnafternoontea - username mnafternoontea, password mumsnet. All the albums are identical, so no changing borders etc to make yours more eyecatching!!!

MrsFish Tue 26-Jun-07 14:34:42

Good work LL

MrsFish Tue 26-Jun-07 14:38:31
SlightlyMadShorthair Tue 26-Jun-07 14:39:45

The judge also dictates that only the first 6 images per entry will be considered at judging time....

(and no photoshpping 50 photos into 1 motange mis bunny rabbit...I have my eye on you you know )

SlightlyMadShorthair Tue 26-Jun-07 14:40:39

*less than 6is perfectly acceptable of course...

littlelapin Tue 26-Jun-07 14:44:18

Curses, foiled again!

Anyway, I've already done it - here is my entry

SlightlyMadShorthair Tue 26-Jun-07 14:45:37

Thats LL disqualified for breaking anonimity rules

Slubberdegullion Tue 26-Jun-07 14:55:08

And anyway LL thats not a tray. Thats a stand!!

SMS Miss...look she's cheating AGAIN.

Peachy Tue 26-Jun-07 15:03:14

actuallya sked for ojne of those stands (a porcelain one) for my birthday next month, Dh told me to get a life

Does one have an advantage hailing from Somerset I wonder?

Slubberdegullion Tue 26-Jun-07 15:05:15

Well if we do a home made cider comp Peachy you may indeed have an advantage.

littlelapin Tue 26-Jun-07 15:08:06

Hang on, can I have a judge's ruling - I actually do have one of those 3 tiered cake stands and I was going to use it in my entry - is that forbidden? I have a big appetite

Peachy Tue 26-Jun-07 15:14:22

Erm somerset cream teas I'll 'ave you know!!!!

Exmoor does the best and is in my wonderful homeland

Slubberdegullion Tue 26-Jun-07 15:20:35

Well if we see an exmoor cream tea in the line up we'll know it's you Peachy

MrsFish Tue 26-Jun-07 15:20:42

A cake stand is not a TRAY for one ;)

Plus we'll all know who you are now if you use it

MrsFish Tue 26-Jun-07 15:56:04

Does it have to be on a tray?

littlelapin Tue 26-Jun-07 16:05:47

<grinds teeth>

<polishes oak tray>

SlightlyMadShorthair Tue 26-Jun-07 16:23:17

The portion must be for one any overcatering will be penalised...if you can put an appriate portion suitably on a cakestand without it looking bare do what you will.....

MrsFish Tue 26-Jun-07 16:24:57

I have a big appetite and am eating for two

FrannyandZooey Tue 26-Jun-07 17:15:17

I'm in

if it is ok

am still kind of worried I am gatecrashing but whenever I ask, everybody pointedly looks at their shoes

I haven't any posh china nor a tray of any description

but ds has a tea set, can he be the entrant again?

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