Saint Cooks from St Helena the online promoting couple Robin and Emma Jane Richards who share their passion for St Helena food and Saint Culture using online digital platforms hosted a St Helena day virtual party on their Facebook page on Saturday 23rd May to celebrate St Helena’s day.
The Party immediately attracted a crowd as they opened with their live cooking session of St Helena’s good old favourite Pumpkin Pudding recipe.
The carefully planned party kicked off in true St Helena fashion with everyone joining in as the camera’s opened up to share the busy kitchen from the couples Bristol home.
Viewers from all around the world commented and shared St Helena idea’s including someone who stayed up until 02:00hrs in Australia to take part.
Live guests joined the party from their homes to talk about their contribution to St Helena online digital platforms. The first guests arrived in style, Darrin and Sharon from “What The Saints Did Next” spoke live from their home in Alarm Forest about the great things they are contributing to St Helena including the Inside St Helena App and the great walks and St Helena experiences.
Johnny Clingham spoke about his continuous Island support and possibilities on different media content, contributing to the Island community with limitations, turning negatives in positives and kick starting St Helena after Covid-19.
St Helena Tourism Staff members Mellissa Fowler and Shelly Magellan joined in true St Helena style and spoke live from outside of the Tourism Office as they shared views of Main Street, Mellissa touched on tourism accreditation and life on St Helena including getting prepared for the tourism market as we return to normal.
Robin dressed for the occasion as he and Emma Jane hosted an intense online quiz including guessing the weight of a cake that was donated by a local Bristol cake maker Helenly Treats.
The highlight of the afternoon was the conversation with the oldest lady on St Helena, Mamma Lizzie Peters who recalled her days growing up on St Helena and sharing her hard cake recipe with the assistance of Lolly Young.
The Facebook comments just kept coming as Mama Lizzie entered the Facebook platform probably for the very first time on video, Mamma Lizzie also remembered Emma Jane from Salvation Army Sunday School commenting how great Emma looked on the other end despite not using margarine on her skin when she had a scratch.
The St Helena Day virtual party attracted almost 800 comments and over 2000 views in less than 12 hours and came to an end after almost three hours and viewers invited to jump on live at the end to comment.
The video is available on the Saint Cooks Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thesaintcooks/