Have (finally!) received a letter from our son, serving on St Albans. He has included his thanks, on behalf of the ship, for the cakes that have been sent to the crew. He has asked me to let you know that they are hugely appreciated and the crew have been really touched that complete strangers have been motivated to remember them with such a personal gesture. Honestly, it meant a lot. As an amusing (for me, not him!) aside, he wrote that my last cake to him coincided with the arrival on board of a dropped-in team who were taking part in an exercise. He had just got the cake out in the Wardroom, surrounded by approving on-lookers, when he was called away. When he got back, not long afterwards, the 'drop-ins' had polished off the lot, leaving him just a few crumby bits at the end. They pronounced it 'delicious'. As he said, you can go off people... Should any of you feel motivated to send another cake, it would be wonderful. The ship is deployed to a warzone, providing support in the Gulf for Iraq and Afghanistan and whatever else comes their way. Posting cakes is completely free of charge, providing the package weighs under 2kg. You just take it to the Post Office and they do the rest for you. The address for sending is: The Patisserie Relief Officer HMS St Albans BFPO 399 Many thanks again, you lovely and generous lot!