Friday 12 April 2024

Open Mic Night

Congratulations to Camphill Milton Keynes resident Lucie & team for organising a fabulous open mic night on Monday 18th March. People had a fantastic evening, and it was great to see residents and staff shine!
Alex Fox

Friday 5 April 2024

Astronomy

Astronomy is the study of everything in the universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. That includes objects we can see with our naked eyes, like the Sun , the Moon , the planets, and the stars . It also includes objects we can only see with telescopes or other instruments, like faraway galaxies and tiny particles.

Alex Fox

Sunday 31 March 2024

Easter Egg Hunt

An egg hunt is a treasure hunt played at Easter during which people look for hidden decorated eggs or Easter eggs. Real hard-boiled eggs, which are typically dyed or painted, artificial eggs made of plastic filled with chocolate or candies, or foil-wrapped egg-shaped chocolates of various sizes are hidden in various places; as many people give up sweets as their Lenten sacrifice, individuals consume them after having abstained from them during the preceding forty days of Lent.

The game is often played outdoors, but can also be played indoors. People typically collect the eggs in a basket. When the hunt is over, prizes may be given out for various achievements, such as the largest number of eggs collected, for the largest or smallest egg, for the most eggs of a specific colour, consolation prizes or booby prizes.  Real eggs may further be used in egg tapping contests. If eggs filled with confetti left from Mardi Gras (cascarones) are used, then an egg fight may follow. Eggs are placed with varying degree of concealment, to accommodate people of varying ages and development levels. In South German folk traditions it was customary to add extra obstacles to the game by placing them into hard-to reach places among nettles or thorns.

Alex Fox

Friday 22 March 2024

Pancake Races

On Pancake Day, "pancake races" are held in villages and towns across the United Kingdom. The tradition is said to have originated in 1445 when a housewife from Olney, Buckinghamshire, was so busy making pancakes that she forgot the time until she heard the church bells ringing for the service.

Alex Fox

Friday 15 March 2024

Valentine's Disco

These are some photographs of people going to a Vaneltine's Disco at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes.

A disco is an occasion at which typically people dance to amplified music records, usually compered by a disc jockey and featuring special lighting effects

Vaneltine's Day originated as a Christian feast day honoring a martyr named Valentine, and through later folk traditions it has also become a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.

Alex Fox