A customer phoned the farm shop office and ordered a birthday cake. Could we take a chocolate cake round to her daughter who works at Levens School?
Rachel who answered the phone used to go to Levens School, and knows birthday cake recipient Mrs Wadey. Rachel, her dad and granddad, and her daughter all went to school there.
Alison then exclaimed ‘It’s Rachael Wadey’s birthday?! She kept that very quiet!” Alison sings in a choir that Rachael conducts; the singers had been recording their first CD at the weekend.
Rachael’s love of cake is legendary. She’s a connoisseur of cake. That her Mum called Low Sizergh Barn to provide Rachael with a cake of suitable standard is flattering.
That the recipient turned out to be known to two of us in the farm shop office is testament to our business belonging to a rural community.
There’s nothing anonymous about farm shop shopping.