Tuesday 28 February 2012

Interview with Chloe


I just turned 30 on the 23rd of February.

How long have you lived in the community?
Ten years. Before Camphill Milton Keynes, I was in Thornbury and Mount.

What house do you live in?
When I first stayed here I lived in Oberlin, although now I live in Appleyard.

What workshops do you do? (which one do you like the most)?
I am in food processing and I like that the most, but I also do cafe, newsletter, theatre and baskets. Actually I have quite a busy week.

What responsibilities do you have in your house?
We take it in turns to lock up and sometimes I clean the bathroom and hoovering.

What do you do at weekends?
Sometimes I go to the city centre and once a month I go to the cinema. I ride my bike.

Would you like to share anything with this newsletter?
I want to be more independent.
Alex Fox

Thursday 23 February 2012

Happy Birthday to Chloe Allason

Happy Birthday to Chloe Allason who lives in Appleyard House who was 30 on Thursday 23rd February 2012.
Chloe Allason
Chloe's birthday cake
Alex Fox

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Valentine's Party on 19th February 2012

Here are some photos of a Valentine's Party resident's and co-worker's had in the Chrysalis Theatre on 19th February.
Saint Valentine's Day, often simply Valentine's Day, is observed on February 14 each year. Today Valentine's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.
The original "St. Valentine" was just a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saint's named Valentinus. All the modern romantic connotations were added several centuries later by poets. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to 14th February, and added to later martyrologies.


Co-workers dressed up

Making masks
Anthony and Joe wearing masks
Listening to karaoke
Preparing party food
Having party food
Happy Valentine's Day
Alex Fox

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Farewell to Park

Farewell to Park from South Korea who leaves on 20th February. He has been a co-worker living in Sunwood House in Camphill Milton Keynes. We had a farewell meal on 12th February at Zizzi, an Italian Restaurant in Milton Keynes.
Park and Amy
Zizzi, an Italian restaurant in Milton Keynes
A group photo
Alex Fox

Monday 13 February 2012

Indie Group Get-together

These are some photos of the Talkback Indie Group that went to the Ship Ashore Pub in Willen, Milton Keynes on Monday 6th February 2012.
The Ship Ashore
Alex Fox

Wednesday 8 February 2012


Of the various Christian holy days that take place throughout the year, Candlemass (or Candelaria), on February 2nd, may be one of the least well-known ceremonies in the Christian world. Evangelical Protestants do not count it as a major observance, while Anglican, Roman Catholic, and Greek Orthodox churches hold it in high esteem.
The celebration of Candlemass originated in the late fifth century as a tribute to the light of God's glory that was manifested in Christ Jesus. The earliest known observance within the Church was in the year AD 496, during the time of Pope Gelasius. In AD 542 the Emperor Justinian ordained that the Eastern Church celebrate the festival, which he called Hypapante, or "Meeting". The name was derived from the Gospel of Luke 2:22-40, wherein Simeon the priest and Anna the prophetess met the infant Jesus in the temple at the time of his consecration. Simeon's prophecy declared Jesus to be the Lord's salvation and "a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel." This passage continues to be the focus of the celebration.
Julian with his candle in a jar
Julian placing two candles around Willen

Candle in a jar
The Earth Candle

Lighting the Earth Candle

The Earth Candle
Alex Fox

Saturday 4 February 2012

Gail Goodley's leaving party

Here are some photos of the party that Gail Goodley had to say farewell to her. She left on Thursday 2nd February 2012.
Some of the people who turned up to Gail's leaving party
Julian, Carol, Gail and Molly
The cakes
Gail cutting the cake
Alex Fox

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Farewell to Gail Goodley

Farewell to Gail who leaves working for Camphill Milton Keynes on Thursday 2nd February 2012. Gail worked for Camphill Milton Keynes for just over 4 years. She helped with reviews and worked with residents. Gail is hoping to get back into social work.
Alex Fox