what we've been up to
Hi everyone who is preparing all these lovely reflections, children's resources, sermons, craft ideas etc!
I wanted to thank everyone who is blessing us with all these resources online for all the effort they have clearly put in.
We used Melissa's Messy Church Breaking Bread this morning to re-enact the last supper (see photo - no , the kids drunk squash!), and because the kids were so keen, we acted out the entire Easter story to ascension (abridged version)!
Pebbles and Superstars worked well last Sunday, especially Suzie's videos. We also acted out the triumphal entry with dad as donkey!
And I just spotted the instructions on how to paint eggs (demonstrated by Jemima) and creating Easter gardens - just what we were going to do next!
So, bless you all & happy Easter!
15 Apr 2020
Who is the gentleman in the portrait on the right? How did he make a living? Here’s a clue:
This is Miles Mason, founder of the family pottery-making business that eventually became known as Mason’s Ironstone. The family portrait was painted in about 1799-1800, but we don’t know the artist.
The Mason Family once lived in Essex, near Epping Forest. In that area it was fashionable for well-to-do families to have pet deer!
The teacup and saucer held by the gentleman on the left is bone china, made at the factory of Miles Mason in Lane Delph (Fenton) in the Staffordshire Potteries.
It was made about 1805-10.
Miles Mason began as a merchant and trader in tableware and decorative ceramics and glass in London. He began making ceramics in Liverpool in the late 1790s and soon moved to Staffordshire, the home of the pottery industry.
Miles Mason made fashionable wares, with patterns based on Chinese imported porcelain and items for the table with attractive border patterns.
And who is the male model?
15 Apr 2020
An Ode During The Lockdown
There was once an old lady with not too much to do
She had brushed, dusted and tidied her little old shoe
She stood at her door and looked out over yonder
The disquiet of the day made her worried and ponder
So she got out her yeast, flour, water and fruit
She stirred, mixed and pummelled, she was such a brute
The dough now complaining that this was too hard
It squeaked its annoyance at being treated like lard
She pulled it and stretched it right down to the floor
The dough thought of escaping but not through the door
So it coughed and was shoved in the hot oven to cook
Much later the lady opened the door for a look
The rheumatiz wasn't good on a day like this
The round shapes she made might be hit and miss
"Ah, they're done" she said and took out the tray
But they were a little too hard much to her dismay
Then hubby came in to taste one of the rolls
"Never mind" he remarked "I'll use them at Bowls".
6 Apr 2020
Plants and Seeds
The other day I mentioned to Sofia that I was disappointed I hadn't bought vegetable seeds for the garden before the garden centres had closed. The next day on my doorstep I found tomato plants and lots of seeds for flowers and vegetables!!! I was so touched and also excited to get growing! I even had enough seeds to share with another friend who wanted some gardening projects. (There are still a few seeds left if anyone needs some.)
6 Apr 2020