Friday 29 November 2019

Relationship Group

These are photographs of residents of Camphill Milton Keynes attending a relationship group in the social room of Camphill Milton Keynes.
Relationships are right at the heart of human health and wellbeing.
For many, romantic relationships comprise one of the most meaningful aspects of life, providing a source of deep fulfillment. The need for human connection appears to be innate but the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned.
Alex Fox

Friday 22 November 2019

Making pancakes

These are photographs of residents of Camphill Milton Keynes making pancakes.
A pancake is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often frying with oil or butter.

Traditional British pancake recipe:
120g plain flour
pinch of salt
2 eggs
250ml milk

Add the milk and flour to a large mixing bowl and form a well in the centre with the back of a spoon, then stir in the eggs and milk to create a smooth batter with the consistency of thin cream. 
Heat a pan then reduce the temperature and melt in enough batter to cover the base.
Pour in two ladle-fulls of your pancake batter and swirl it around to make sure it is flat and even. Ensure your pancake remains unstuck then give it a flamboyant flip and catch to cook it one the other side.
Plate up and serve with lemon and sugar or the topping of your choice.
Alex Fox

Friday 15 November 2019


Origami is the art of paper-folding. Its name derives from Japanese words ori ("folding") and kami ("paper"). Traditional origami consists of folding a single sheet of square paper (often with a colored side) into a sculpture without cutting, gluing, taping, or even marking it. Distinct paper folding traditions arose in Europe, China, and Japan which have been well-documented by historians. These seem to have been mostly separate traditions, until the 20th century. In China, traditional funerals often include the burning of folded paper, most often representations of gold nuggets (yuanboa). The practice of burning paper representations instead of full-scale wood or clay replicas dates from the Song Dynasty (905–1125 CE), though it's not clear how much folding was involved. In Japan, the earliest unambiguous reference to a paper model is in a short poem by Ihara Saikaku in 1680 which mentions a traditional butterfly design used during Shinto weddings. Folding filled some ceremonial functions in Edo period Japanese culture; noshi were attached to gifts, much like Greeting cards are used today.
Alex Fox

Friday 8 November 2019


These are photographs of residents of Camphill Milton Keynes going to a disco at the Chrysalis Theatre.
A diso is an event where people dance to modern recorded music for entertainment, or a place where this often happens. This disco was great fun.
Alex Fox

Friday 1 November 2019

Harvest Meal

Residents and co-workers celebrated a harvest festival and lunch in the hall of the Chrysalis Theatre at Camphill Milton Keynes on Tuesday 8th October. A harvest festival is an annual celebration which occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. We sung some harvest songs in the hall before the meal was served.
Afterward we had a quiz which was fun.
Alex Fox