Sunday, December 08, 2013

Our neighbourhood

We donned our rainwear before leaving the church on the last of  our outings for 2013.
because the walk was so short, we added a bit of interest by making it a clue searching game. 18 clues were placed in the windows of folk we know, folk we don't know, shops, churches and railway station. Only one Fife council establishment removed the clue before the time! The fun was wearing a bit thin though by the time we returned to the church, drookit.

While we were away, the Stark clan had been busy in the kitchen making a Christmas curry for the walkers. But promise of valuable prizes to be won kept us studying the results of the game, trying to work out the anagram.  Steven and Kerry were the lucky winners who discovered the answer, ' O Come let us adore him.'

At 3pm our guest arrived. No, not Santa. Liz Houston a very talented art teacher whom we were very fortunate to book, got the group organised making paper flowers out of Christmas paper and we formed these into a Christmas wreath for display in the sanctuary. Liz also showed us how to make an origami Christmas tree which those who have grandchildren will take home to entertain the children in the lead up to Christmas.
The aroma coming from the kitchen was getting to us by this time so when the plates of chicken curry and rice and nan bread were served, we were very receptive!
Mary had brought her home-made ginger wine for us which always gives that seasonal kick. Many thanks to  the Stark  family, Mary and Joe, daughter and son in law Ashley and Craig, and not forgetting the delightful, well mannered and hardworking ( chips off the old blocks!)grandchildren Kirsty and Blair who served us and cleared up afterwards.

May you and your families jingle all the way as you celebrate the miracle, the gift and the promise of Christmas. Love to all.