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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by emmaviolet, Oct 4, 2013.


  1. emmaviolet

    emmaviolet PetForums VIP

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    I was reading a members lovely actions for a friend and suggestions of random acts of kindness and got to thinking.

    There is a woman who lives just around the corner, she talks to Alfie and us and I always talk about her lovely garden. I had to knock the other night as she had left the lights in her car on.

    Anyway she told me a few times about her husband who is on dialysis every day. She is such a lovely woman.

    Anyway, I make quite nice cakes, I was wondering if it would seem weird to drop her in a cake for them both, or if I should ask if there is anything they like/dislike.
    What do you think?
     
  2. Waterlily

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    I think its a really thoughtful idea and will make their day :)
     
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    I think it's a lovely idea, things like this can really make a difference when someone is going through the mill. :)
     
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    Really good idea!
     
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    Lovely idea.

    There's a really old man up the road from me. Everyday he walks around the neighbourhood. He seems very shy and never speaks, but he will cross the road to see any dog owner, shake their hands and give them meaty dog strip treats or a handful of kibble type treats. He doesn't feed the dog.

    Just gives the dog a wee pat, smiles and goes on walking.

    I swear he makes me want to cry cause he is just a nice, nice wee old man and I wonder what his back story is.

    Give the cake- if someone came to my door with cake i'd love them ;)
     
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    EmCHammer PetForums VIP

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    Its a lovely idea.

    Someone at the weekend offered to carry my poo bag back 10 mins to the carpark so I didn't have to carry it all round on my walk.

    I did the same for someone else the next day :D
     
  7. Waterlily

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    Thats sad, theres so many elderly widows or hermits that wander thru the rest of life alone. He could do with a nice hamper and encouragment card himself :)
     
  8. emmaviolet

    emmaviolet PetForums VIP

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    I think I will.

    I just think about things too much and worry if they don't like a certain flavour or something like they don't eat dairy/gluten etc.

    If someone came here with a cake, I'd love it, so when I bake next I'll do a cake for them.
     
  9. Julesky

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    Very true! I don't know where exactly he lives, I just know it's somewhere near the local shop as I often see him around that area- seems like everyone I speak to knows of him but not where he lives/who he is?

    When he comes over he doesn't speak, when I say thanks etc. he just smiles, shakes his head in a 'don't mention it way' and carries on.

    He's just lovely
     
  10. Waterlily

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    even being armed and ready with it for when you next see him lol or casually walk along and see where he lives ? lol I havent done anything for my neighbours in a long time, so this threads inspiring.
     
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    I am sure they will be delighted :)

    Maybe you could do a victoria sponge, I haven't yet met anyone who doesn't like a slice of that.

    Oh bother, I'm making my mouth water.
     
  12. Julesky

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    Aye i'll try- Not going to follow him! will take a nice cake from downstairs in my jacket- we can swap one for one :)
     
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    Nothing to lose and a friendship to gain ;) x
     
  14. emmaviolet

    emmaviolet PetForums VIP

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    We used to have a neighbour here, she moved to Norfolk to be with family, but she had none here and we would do her shop. Bless her, she was so sweet and so, so grateful, just for a few items. We would get her a bit more then she asked as she was tiny and not take the money/say they were on BOGOF to try to get her to have a bit more.

    We used to give her dinners too. We really miss her, she was so lovely to live near.
     
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    emmaviolet PetForums VIP

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    That's a good idea, a very good mainstream cake.

    Or maybe a lemon drizzle? I love my loveless lemon bundt with cream cheese and vanilla tunnel! :)
     
  16. gerbilmummy

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    Yes, lemon drizzle is good too.

    I not know what a lemon bundt is but I wouldn't suggest that unless you know they can eat cheese, if you do a victoria sponge, be a good idea not to add cream either, just sponge and jam.

    Edited: some other ideas: fruit cake, madeira, jam tarts.....
     
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    Yes, you're right, no cream cheese.

    A bundt is just a tin you bake in, it's popular in the US, I have a lot of recipe books from the south US, great cakes! :) Red velvet etc.

    Those are some great ideas, thanks. :)
     
  18. gerbilmummy

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    Oh right, thanks :) (Learn something new every day)

    Your welcome:)
     
  19. emmaviolet

    emmaviolet PetForums VIP

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    Have you seen my big fat greek wedding?

    It's the cake with a hole in the middle! ;)
     
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    good luck making them a cake, it sounds like a lovely idea.
    I hope they like it.
     
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