Pancake night at the Beaumaris Uniting Church – St. Martins was held on Sunday 3rd March from 5 – 8pm. In spite of the high 30 degree temperatures we had a healthy gathering of people. Some people enjoyed a picnic tea of fish and chips but everyone enjoyed the pancakes served as dessert with a range of fruit toppings and ice-cream plus a wide choice of drinks. All age groups enjoyed playing quoits on the lawn and as the cool change arrived many of the participants moved outside to sit and enjoy the live music. It was a great opportunity for chatting and catching up on peoples’ news at leisure. We were delighted to be joined by our friends from St Michael’s and All Angels down the road on this festive occasion. We are thrilled that the $370 raised will be donated to Uniting Care Families in Crisis.
The Land Before the Avocado – Reminiscing.
Michele Weckman led off a lively discussion to start the year.
After reading the book “The Land Before The Avocado” by Richard Glover, Michele was led to explore the topic “Fifty Years On, Is Life Better for Everyone?” and the article written by Jessica Irvine. In this article she discusses the New Year’s Eve ritual of making a resolution to make the coming year better than the last. But it’s also an interesting time to reflect on the question of whether life is, in fact, getting better.
We all read the article and enthusiastically talked about things that were better and worse. We could have covered many more issues re the pros and cons of this question but as always we left with much to reflect upon.
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Our last Friday Morning Discussion Group of the year was held as a coffee and chat at the Ginger Fox Cafe in the Beaumaris Concourse on Friday 7th December.
We had a loose discussion on the “History of the Twelve Days of Christmas”, followed by the reading of the ode “My Twelve Days of Christmas” to strains of hilarity and well understood nods of agreement, as each day was described. I don’t know where this article came from but we present it here for you to enjoy – or keep till next December.