That's us done for this year now, following a wonderful Festive Fuddle. We were delighted to welcome many friends who have visited during the year to provide workshops as well as our wonderful volunteers past and present. Well done all for braving the cold. We hope you enjoyed making pine-cone owls, wreaths and home-made crackers (complete with a real snap!).
|Some of the fun crafts we made in the polytunnel.
Many thanks to the Small Food Bakery for the pizza dough which everyone loved - our resident cooks Zariffa and Mary also used it to make Zatar breads - delicious! Well done to Hassan for stepping in to beat the clay oven into submission so the pizza got cooked!
|Hassan - maker of perfectly cooked pizza & only really warm person that day!
|Chestnuts roasting on an open fire & some happy folk who can only
remember the first 2 lines of the song about that!
Thanks to David, Bryn and Jon for the "Christmas tree" - and for the decorations in the tunnel (thanks also to Ash for those).Great to see so many of you, and thanks so much for all your help and hard work this year.
We're back on Monday 14th January, so until then - Happy Christmas to all, and a lovely Festive Poem from our resident poet laureate, Stuart.
At Christmas Time
Christmas - a time which we love and adore.
When we’re merry, excited and o so much more.
It’s when certain magic can quite be believed,
And when special gifts are sent and received.
It is time for our families to all get together.
To be merry and joyful whatever the weather.
It is time to put all our quarrels aside,
And to have fun and laughter.
There's no need to hide.
It is time for us all to be cheerful and jolly,
And even quite silly, perhaps full of folly.
It is time to be thoughtful and time to be kind.
It is time to relax and time to unwind.
It’s a time to tuck into a fabulous feast.
And as we indulge, all talk may be ceased.
It is time to excuse one for having a drink,
And then have another. There's no need to think.
Then as this festive time starts to come to an end,
Another year’s coming which we must attend.
And then to the future we must start to look
And begin a new chapter of our new book.