Friday 27 May 2011

Interview with Julian


How long have you lived in the community?
A very long time

What house do you live in?

What workshops do you do? which one do you like the most)?
Tools, theatre, recycling. I like recycling the most.

What activities do you like (like evening class or painting)?
I go to the pub, watch DVDs & Sky Sports

What responsibilities do you have in your house?
I make sure all the doors and windows ale closed and locked in the evening. I am a chairman in house meetings.

What do you do at the weekends?
I go and have lunch in the pub and meet up with my friends. I watch TV & DVDs.

Would you like to share anything with this blog?
I am going to be 50! on 20th June this year. I am going to have a fancy dress party on 19th June and everyone is welcome.

Note: Julian has also appeared on Youtube. you can see him at the links below.
Alex Fox

Camphill Milton Keynes' bees

These are some photos of the bee's which are situated near the apple orchard. There are five bee hives at the moment. The honey they produce gets sold in the Cafe. Lidia and Andrew are the main keepers of the hives. I have been cleaning up some bee hives in one of the sheds in Willen garden. This involves scraping wax off which can be boring at times but is very important because they need to be clean. This is because the bees won't accept them if they are dirty. Andrew has done a bee-keeping course which means he understands what needs to be done to keep the hives functioning properly.

The bee hives next to the apple trees

Andrew and Lidia checking one of the hives

A frame

The frames

Alex Fox

Interview with Andrew



How long have you lived in the community?
18 years (Since 27th March 1993)

What house do you live in?
Margaret Powell House

What workshops do you do? (Which one do you like the most)?
Baskets, tools, bee keeping. I like them all, no favourite one.

What activities do you do (like evening class or painting)?
Weight Watchers; football practice; birdwatching.

What responsibilities do you have in your house?
Cleaning and fire alarm testing

What do you do at the weekends?
I go to the local centre, watch DVDs with Steven Mundie, take care of my fish tank, look at books.

Alex Fox

Monday 23 May 2011

Costumes for Robin Hood play

Here are some photos of costumes that some us tried on at the Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy in Olney, Milton Keynes. The costumes are for the Robin Hood play which is happening on Friday 10th June at 19.30 and Saturday 11th June at 14.30 in the Chrysalis Theatre,Camphill Milton Keynes. Tickets are £5 and are available at the Camphill Cafe or at the doors. For ticket information call 01908 235 000. The play was written by Mike Goodwin and the cast. Music is going to be by The Bolivian Sunshine Dogs Band. I am going to be acting two parts, a gardener and Friar Tuck. And the director is Teo Gwynne-Evans. The play is being performed mostly by residents although there are a few co-workers.

Looking at costumes
Luke Wiseman as Robin Hood's mother
Rodrigo Ferreira as Robin Hood
Tamsin Abram as Maid Marion
Alex Fox

Friday 20 May 2011

The Advocacy Group's Meal

On Thursday 12th May the Advocacy Group who meet fortnightly in the social room cooked everybody in the community a meal. The food was bought from Tesco and prepared in Food Processing. It was all served in the Chrysalis Theatre. Over 100 people turned up. For the main meal there was meat and vegetable lasagne, salad and garlic bread. And for pudding there was cake.

Shopping at Tesco

Preparing the meals in Food Processing
People enjoying their meals in the Chrysalis Theatre
Alex Fox

Friday 13 May 2011

Maypole dancing

Here are some photos of Maypole dancing and dancing without the Maypole that happened on May 1st at Camphill Milton Keynes on the grass. Maypole dancing is a ceremonial folk dance performed around a tall pole garlanded with greenery or flowers and often hung with ribbons. The earliest Maypoles were part of a celebration of Summer which would be linked in with mystical things like tree worship and more basic things like an excuse for dancing and having a good time.

Alex Fox

Thursday 5 May 2011

Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton

Here are some photos of us at Camphill Milton Keynes watching the marriage of Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton which happened on 29th April 2011 in Westminster Abbey.

In the Social Room

On television

On television again

In Willowwood
Alex Fox

Monday 2 May 2011

Easter Play (The Fourth Wise Man)

During Easter the residents and co-workers performed a play in the Chrysalis Theatre about Artaban, the fourth wise man, who spends his life looking for Jesus his King. A scene was acted each day for one week until Easter Day.

Alex Fox