A cake fuelled 18.4 miles

#18reason for doing the London Marathon: because one day I will not be able to run a marathon

#18 fact about M.S: although MS is thought by some scientists to be an autoimmune disease, others disagree because the specific target of the immune attack in MS has not yet been identified. For this reason, MS is referred to as an immune- mediated disease.

I am totally exhausted and exhilarated, and perhaps suffering a bit from sugar overload.Ran 18.4 miles today battling against 40 mile an hour winds and sore knees.

More importantly, Sunday was bake-off day, organized by my ever-loving husband Rick. The idea was for our friends and family to enter baked goods into a competition and for their entries to be judged by the talented Izy Hossack of ‘Top with Cinnamon’ fame. Entries were of an extrememly high standard, sweet and savoury and all delicious (I know for a fact as I tasted everything!) The winning entry was the ingenious MARATON cake made by Katarina, and the secondd prize was Chocolate Raspberry cheesecake  invented and made by Alex.We also had a raffle. Top prize being the very classy bottle of wine I won at the winetasting a few weeks back. Guess who won…me, again. I did not take it this time and passed it on to a more deserving? discerning? winner, John Burgess, an old UEA friend. The final total is not in for the event, as some people still due to donate on line, but so far the total is around £490. That includes 2 donations after the event from people buying up the left-overs (Sam’s colleagues and the Franklin’s neighbour)

So many people to thank for the success of the event…if I wasn’t so exhausted I would name them all, but I owe a huge thanks to the Hossacks who provided cakes, raffle prizes and the judge!

A few photos here – more to come in a special Picture Blog extra edition next week!!

Can  I go to bed now please?

Before the judging

Before the judging

After the judging

After the judging

First Prize

First Prize

Second prize

Second prize

The judge and her assistant

The judge and her assistant

The winner- Katarina

The winner- Katarina

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