|Mary Berry's Simnel Cake. Eleven marzipan balls represent the twelve apostles minus the traitor Judas|
Much seems trivial in the light of the tragedy of recent days but we are here to celebrate the small things so here goes...
- BST (British Summer Time) starts this weekend. The clocks go forward an hour during Saturday night and from then onwards we can enjoy increasing hours of daylight and will be looking forward to warmer weather.
- Mothering Sunday coincides with the start of BST this year. You may not know that it is actually a Christian festival, held midway through the period of Lent. Historically, servant girls would be given a day off from work; they baked a Simnel cake to take home to mother. Nowadays the day is more commonly known as Mother's Day. If the weather is fine, I will be spending it with my eldest son at a nearby nature reserve, taking photographs of wildlife etc. (I had to buy a tripod for my photography class last week, so intend to get some use from it!). If the weather is not fine then we will be having a pub lunch instead.
|Motivational poster from 1939|
BBC History Feature: Churchill's Greatest Speeches
Sir Winston Churchill on utube