If you happen to be in the wild, wild West (mainland) today, then make sure you pop into Stromness library's Blooming Great Tea Party in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Sadly, those of us working at Kirkwall cannot go through and sample the many delights which are surely being laid out on plates as I type. Apparently, a Stromness member of staff makes fabulously crispy-yet-soft meringues which are sure to make a showing today. In my dreams, they look something like this:
...and sometimes they look like this:
...although at this precise moment I am imagining them thus:
Sadly, imagining how they taste is all we shall do today in Kirkwall. Don't sit at your desks, crying whilst drooling and alarming customers like us, take a trip to the Stromness library, have a cuppa and a homebake and feel smugly charitable at the same time.