Water into wine

Written for Mr and Mrs Adam Elisabeth Arnett – Smyth – July 2021

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John 2

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.[a] Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

John 7:38

He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’

Mayday Songs – Spring Ribbon Dancing

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This is the month of Maying
Skip skip skip to my Lou
Round and round and round we go 
Round and round and round together 

Rhythm names using a ribbon 
Ta a a a whole note ,semibreve
Ta a ta a 1/2 notes ,minims
Ta ta ta ta 1/4 notes, crochets 
Tete tete tete tete 1/8 quavers
Teka teka teka teka 1/16,notes ,

Middlemarch

Composed and performed by CMP

“If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.”

“It is an uneasy lot at best, to be what we call highly taught and yet not to enjoy: to be present at this great spectacle of life and never to be liberated from a small hungry shivering self—never to be fully possessed by the glory we behold, never to have our consciousness rapturously transformed into the vividness of a thought, the ardor of a passion, the energy of an action, but always to be scholarly and uninspired, ambitious and timid, scrupulous and dim-sighted.”

“But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”

Here is an end of the book faster version!

Spring Stinging Nettle Soup!

Young fresh nettles can be collected from January onwards until approximately April.

Don’t harvest older nettles!

This is a surprisingly delicious and nutritious plant to pick during the Spring when it is young and not stingy! It is very rich in iron and other minerals and tastes very like spinach.

Cut the head of the young nettle using a glove or plastic bag on your hand to grasp the nettle. (Be careful you only collect from areas that dogs don’t frequent!)

To make a lovely soup add nettles to the following ingredients :

  • potatoes
  • celery
  • garlic
  • onions
  • carrots
  • other vegetables

You can also add a vegetable stock like Swiss Bouillion. You can either liquidise the soup or leave it as a vegetable soup with pieces. It is nice to add a little sour cream to the finished soup.