We came to the conclusion that people in Cambridge are so busy during term time. With half term in sight I thought it might therefore be an great opportunity to organise a few more socials.
So Tuesday we had Mark's story telling evening and Simin, Simone, Eileen and Francis came to listen over a glass of something and some nibbles.
On Wednesday morning it was lovely to see Bea for for a cup of coffee which resulted in a skills exchange. I managed to give her a lift that afternoon and she will pick us up from the airport on Monday.
Yesterday we had the Cambridge bread bake off between Glo and myself .
Glo made tasty soda bread and earlier in the day I prepared mini spelt and rye malty rolls that were baked in the oven to have with Bea's delicious blackberry and apple jam with a cup of tea.
A little later after my malty loaf had risen, we baked it on top of the stove in a large pan. Amazing how on a low heat a loaf can be baked within 30 mins.
At the end of week I look back with great warmth and joy and am grateful to have met such lovely friends who too want to build a strong and positive community and welcome newcomers with open arms.
My thanks also go to Glo and Carmen who invited Elisabeth and Franscesco to see the skills exchange in action.