Merry Christmas

Merrow have stars in the making not only on the bowls green but also in cake decorating! What a morning; we started with learning how to marzipan the cake (but missed out the bit about eating the trimmings if you were doing this at home) then making an icing bag and royal icing for sticking on or piping!

But then the fun began!!! Having seen all the finished cakes I was quite pleased I didn’t know how good they all were at this sort of thing, otherwise I might not have offered to help. We had some brilliant designs… one, the rocking robin for instance, was the tree going up the over the top of the cake. My demonstrated version looked more like a long slug and the robins a bit evil looking!

It was great fun to share my knowledge of cake decorating and to enthuse them all hopefully to do the same again next year. As well as being a very enjoyable morning we raised £55 for the club funds.

Happy Christmas to you all and if you do have your own Christmas cake, try eating it with a bit of stilton…its scrummy!


The Winter friendlies continue…

The warm welcome to Mole Valley was very short lived as there was no heating and we gradually froze. Was this a deliberate tactic from MV as we beat them last year? Well if it was it certainly worked as, although Merrow won on two rinks, we lost overall 50-76 in the shortened 18 end match.

We enjoyed a very welcome hot drink and biscuits before being entertained by Captain John’s Shaggy Dog Story and were more successful in the raffle than the match.

Many thanks to Mole Valley for hosting us and we hope next year will be warmer and a closer match.