Tag Archives: Spring

Passover meal as a family

A family Passover celebration

Print your own Passover service sheet! We’ve celebrated Passover in our home for a number of years now, and each year it’s different, as we adapt it around who will be there. We tend to have a big feast-like meal interspersed with parts of the service (seder). We include elements which we use each week in […]

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Seed stories

I love planting seeds! I love eating the harvest, but I think even more, I love watching the roots and shoots burst out of the seed pod and start to grow. Even if you’re not in the least bit green fingered, an easy seed to grow are broad beans. The seeds are nice and big […]

Easter books

Easter books for Under 5s: babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Easter is a harder story to tell than the Christmas story, but really vital as it is central to our faith. There’s so much detail, so many layers of meaning and relevance, it’s sometimes hard to know what to leave in and what to leave out. For under 5s, it’s important to remember where they are at developmentally, […]

snowdrops

Snowdrop prayers

Every year I love it when I see snowdrops appear. I love their fragile beauty, intricate petals and flimsy stems buffeted by Winter winds. I love their tenacity at arriving while snow still threatens. While other bulbs keep warm below ground waiting for Spring sunshine, their scattering of white brings life to my otherwise drab garden. They tell me: Hang on, there! Spring […]

Passover books

Passover prep 2014

It’s almost time for Lent, so I find myself also preparing for Passover. We celebrate this Jewish festival as a family at home on Good Friday as a kind of ‘big Shabbat’. This year we’re going to sharing it with another family too, so I’ll be re-working our service sheet from last year, adding in […]