Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I wondered how much of a struggle it was to found a Catholic community for these people who fled from religeous persecution in the country of their birth . Were they ostracized when they reached Australia, what was their reception like in rural south Australia with its strong Lutheran flavor? I think we need to dig deeper into history to discover more. Our Australian history topic for this term perhaps?
We also loved the stained glass art work in particular the vibrant colours used in the depiction of the Madonna.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Then both boys worked to make our Easter tomb. To make it you need a clay flower pot which you lay on its side inside a larger clay dish. Then you surround the pot with gravel and stones and make 3 small crosses. We tacked the crosses on with blue tac until we had made our earth. This involves a large supply of dirt and a bucket of water. Gradually" introduce" the water to the dirt until you have a nice thick porridge mixture.
Monday, April 11, 2011
What a beautiful cake....strawberries with cream
....... and it tasted every bit as good as it looks !
and that hint of almond in the cake went so well with the caramel sauce on the side
But its Lent you say.........
a season of fasting and abstinence
Well that's what its like when your birthday falls
And you have a fabulous family to celebrate
and share it with!