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Posted: 25 August 2009 03:05 PM   [ Ignore ]
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The postman (mailman) arrived at my door the other day with a VERY heavy parcel.  He said, “I think they are sending you sand from the desert”, as he saw it was postmarked Las Vegas, Nevada.  I had not ordered anything from the States so was rather puzzled.  Inside was 12 lbs (yes, twelve pounds) of Softasilk cake flour and 2 lbs Vital Wheat Gluten.  Also inside was a little note to say this was so that I could work through Rose’s new book and make the recipes as written.  (Most of you know that we cannot buy bleached flour in the UK).  Signed…..FRESHKID.

I am still overwhelmed by Caspar’s generosity and thoughfulness.  There was no present possible that would have made me happier.  Thank you Caspar, you have a huge heart and are an angel. 

And also thank you to Rose and the blog/forum for linking all the wonderful community of bakers from around the world.  I feel truly grateful and privileged to be part of it.

Annie

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Posted: 25 August 2009 03:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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What a wonderful gift!  And aren’t you the lucky one! LOL!  Just in time to bake a cake for your Welsh visitors, too!  Caspar is certainly very, very generous,it must have cost a fortune to post.  Yes, as you say, Annie, I too feel privileged to have made so many virtual friends, (and soon to be real friends, I hope!) on these websites, I never thought it possible when I first started writing on my lap-top! grin

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Posted: 25 August 2009 03:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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How nice!  What a great gift!

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Posted: 25 August 2009 05:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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THAT is awesome!

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Posted: 25 August 2009 05:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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AAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWW - this put a huge smile on my face!!!  Caspar - you’re a gem… and a gentleman!

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Posted: 25 August 2009 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Wow! What a fantastic gift.
Cass, you are such a generous, kind and thoughtful person. We are all honoured to have you on this forum.

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Posted: 25 August 2009 09:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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How kind!  It’s nice to have friends with like passions. 

Cass, you’re a gem!

Veronica

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Posted: 25 August 2009 11:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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It’s so wonderful to know FRESHKID’s name as well grin  Caspar, that is such a wonderful gesture.  You have been such a terrific source of knowledge, support and encouragement on this forum.

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Posted: 26 August 2009 12:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Annie, what a wonderful gift! Caspar you truly have a heart of gold!

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Posted: 28 August 2009 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Annie & to my baking buddies, thank you for your kind sentiments & feelings sent my way. I appreciate it very much so.

  Annie, You merited the gift. I hope you will have enough flour to bake each cake recipe in Miss Rose’s new book at least once. I am sure you will do a excellent job of it.

  Annie, Caution…. be aware of Italians bearing gifts. (LOL). rolleyes

  ~CASPAR

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Posted: 29 August 2009 11:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Caspar, you’re a gem!!!

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Posted: 30 August 2009 06:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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JULIE:
  Good evening to you. I would like to thank you for your kind thoughts of me. I appreciate it very much so.
I hope you enjoyed this weekend…next weekend is a 3 day weekend so we all should be able to catch up on our baking.

  ~CASS.

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Posted: 30 August 2009 06:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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This weekend is a 3 day weekend here, Cass!  Tomorrow, the 31st of August is called a Bank Holiday, is that what it is called in the States?  It is the last holiday of the summer, not that we have had much summer here this year!  We have had more rain than sun!  red face

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Posted: 30 August 2009 07:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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JEANNETTE:
  Hello again my friend. Next week is also the last holiday of our summer. It denotes summer time is over…Schools generally begin 1 week later in the eastern states but in the western states schools have begun about a week ago. It is referred to as “LABOUR DAY”.  I hope you are enjoying your long weekend.

  ~CASS.

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