It’s a truth universally acknowledged that whenever fresh raspberries are anywhere near me, they vanish into thin air almost instantaneously.
Scientists have been racking their brains and pulling their hair but even after decades of relentless research and observation they can’t come up with a plausible explanation for this hitherto mysterious phenomenon.
Even FBI Agent Fox Mulder gave it a try once, but decided that it was easier to hunt down (imaginary?) aliens. (Imagine my disappointment since I had a crush on him since my teenage years.)
I am what you could call a black hole when it comes to raspberries, the human eye, and even cameras are unable to witness or document what’s happening.
It is as if the raspberries were never there in the first place. (Well, except for that satisfied grin on my face.)
This confession should give you a clue on how very – very! – special it is, that I’ve baked a sponge biscuit with cream cheese and sieved (!) raspberries on top for you and that I’m serving it for today’s Virtual Tea Party.
(The entire universe pulled all its resources together to guarantee that the cake kept as long on the plate as it took me to take a decent photo of it (which was unbearably long).)
There’s also green tea to go along with, but if you insist, I’ll brew you some coffee.
And now tuck in as fast as you can – I’ll try to hold back but won’t make any promises. 😉