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

Friday 8 March 2024

2nd Camphill Milton Keynes Bake Off

On Sunday 11th February there was a Valentine's Bake-Off.
Each house in the community made its unique sweet treats, and the four-member committee had quite a difficult task judging all the cakes for appearance and taste. They awarded points to each, and in the end, it turned out that the cake and brownie surprise from Blackthorn scored the highest points!

Alex Fox

Friday 1 March 2024


Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour (usually wheat) and water, usually by baking. Throughout recorded history and around the world, it has been an important part of many cultures' diet. It is one of the oldest human-made foods, having been of significance since the dawn of agriculture, and plays an essential role in both religious rituals and secular culture.
Bread may be leavened by naturally occurring microbes (e.g. sourdough), chemicals (e.g. baking soda), industrially produced yeast, or high-pressure aeration, which creates the gas bubbles that fluff up bread. In many countries, commercial bread often contains additives to improve flavor, texture, color, shelf life, nutrition, and ease of production.

Alex Fox