Well that was a very fast three years!! I find it hard to believe that I have written any proper updates since then!
What's been happening?
I have been keeping very busy in updating menu's, making little changes here and there, and even found time to put a new coat of paint in the front and side rooms. I have trained up some core team members and had a couple of school trainee's come through to complete their Cert III in Hospitality.
The school holiday high tea's have been become a regular and popular fixture (it must have been a good idea as I have seen other tea houses and cafe's take it up as well!). Our children's birthday parties have been gaining plenty of momentum and the girls (and parents) love them. Who doesn't love getting dressed up for an elegant high tea.
This year, I am preparing my side rooms for use as private function and seminar spaces and they are nearly complete. They are used for our palm readings, angel cards, and numerology as well. Another addition to our functions has been the very popular Flower Reading Party nights (the next one is May 23rd).
I have found that my gluten free caramel slice has been the most popular sweet treat, and I try to make it available fairly often, although I do like to mix it up a little with different options. My cupcakes are made from scratch and I have found a fantastic vegan chocolate cake recipe - you couldn't even tell the difference between the regular recipe and this one.
Most of all over the past three years, I have enjoyed looking after you, my guests! All the celebrations and catch ups. There are many babies, upcoming weddings, and birthdays that you have shared with me and you all leave a warm glow in my heart. I am now looking to extend our services into weddings - hire our venue and grounds and I will use my 2 decades of event planning and management to help you get the wedding that you want for an affordable price.
My daughter, who is now eight, loves to come in on school holidays and earn some pocket money by helping with setting and clearing tables, plus serving small pots of tea and taking out the scones. She also delights in being in charge of the craft sessions and cake decorating with the other children.
Thank you for the support of Devon Pixies these past three years, don't leave it too long until your next visit.