Justice for Sarah

baking, cakes, guernsey, justice for Sarah, sarah groves

This is a departure for the baking blog, though at first sight it looks like just another cake. In fact it is a cake which not been eaten.

Seven months ago , to the day, the beautiful, young, vibrant, Sarah Groves, was brutally murdered in Kashmir. A local Kashmiri had befriended her in Goa over the new Year and she had later gone to live on his family's houseboat. This blog isn't about repeating the horrors of her murder, but rather to keep pressing in whatever way possible for justice to be done for sarah in the courtroom in Kashmir.#justiceforsarah

Why the cake? Well sarah was very particular about her health and what she ate but she loved my rich boozy fruit cake, thickly layered with marzipan ( as her mother reminded me, a double layer please, anne) and fondant. Her welcome home and well done cake for climbing Kilimanjaro was the cake above.

It is beholden to all of those who knew her to fight on to keep her case in the news. If you want to know more about the case see here and here.

This was a birthday cake I made for sarah some time ago. For me, the simple pink fondant roses are a worthy representation of Sarah.

Her friends and family are planning a wonderful charity in her name and sales of a song using Sarah's lyrics, produced by her brother, Ben, and sung by her friend, Fabiana have been brisk. More than anything though, it is the power of social media to keep this in the forefront of minds, not least because of the criminal justice system in Kashmir appears less than robust.

▶ No Regrets | Ben Groves ft. Fabiana Harrington

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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla http://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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