Friday 29 March 2019

Pancake Day

These are photographs of staff and residents of Camphill Milton Keynes celebrating Pancake Day by doing Pancake races on Tuesday 5th March.
Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). A bell would be rung to call people to confession. This came to be called the “Pancake Bell” and is still rung today.
Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between February 3 and March 9. In 2019 Shrove Tuesday fell on March 5th.
Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.
A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a frying pan. A traditional English pancake is very thin and is served immediately. Golden syrup or lemon juice and caster sugar are the usual toppings for pancakes.
Alex Fox

Friday 22 March 2019

Fit 4 All

These are some photographs of a Fit 4 All exercise group that happens at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes on Wednesday mornings. It is for both residents and staff.
Alex Fox

Friday 15 March 2019

Valentine's Day

Here are some photos of a Valentine's Party resident's and co-worker's had in the Chrysalis Theatre on Thursday 14th 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.
Alex Fox

Thursday 7 March 2019

Community Assembly

These are photographs of residents of Camphill Milton Keynes having a Community Assembly at the Chrysalis Theatre on Tuesday 12th February.
Alex Fox