Everyone loves a surprise. This weekend I joined ‘Baking Ninjas’ nationwide baking for total strangers. People, nominated by someone in their local community, who deserved to receive some home baking – a random act of kindness.
Parcels are wrapped in packaging that the recipient can keep. Addressed with the recipient’s first name, a poem or note and a list of ingredients are enclosed with the baking too.
On Sunday morning awoke to drizzle – a deceptively light rain, the sort that somehow manages to soak right through every layer. How the hell was I was going to deliver parcels of baking in 'stealth mode' without a brolly!
Early and wet, the neighbourhood was quiet. The first house was at the end of a right of way. I walked briskly down the drive, ducking under the eaves to keep the parcel dry and me out of sight. Leaving the cake on the front door step, I retreated to the car, delighted I had not been caught. Next time, I’ll remember dropping the bags of cookies in letterboxes was far easier, with less risk of getting spotted – and I didn’t get as wet either.
‘Baking ninjas’ nationwide made strangers smile this past weekend. Don’t wait to volunteer next year – a random act of kindness can be made at any time and in so many ways.
Have a great week.
ps if someone you know mentions they received a sunflower cake, 'Ninjas' the word!