Acorns welcomes old apples and new apples, rain washed preferred!
We are back on track, new term, old faces, new faces, old families with new additions and new families with more rosy cheeks and smiling children per session as ever!
We never anticipated an almost sold out term, but truly we are fully booked with a few spaces remaining only on some sessions.
The smell of the earth, moist and fresh, moss, mushrooms, spiders; in Oxleas Woods we experience Autumn with all our senses, it's a lovely time of the year. Join us at the outdoor sessions.
Indoors, at the Church of Ascension is very cosy and warm. So join us for berry tea and honey, apple crumble delux recipe, and stories about Squirrel Nutkin, Hedgy the hedgehog, Incy wincy spider and Suzy Snail.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER:
Eating for Balance and Energy Healthy Harvest lunch
ON TUESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 11 AM
Come to a healthy Harvest lunch a warming a welcoming and joyful way to gather and share! The lunch focuses on simple seasonal and nourishing foods and it is followed by an informal talk on nutrition with Susannah Andrews with emphasis on health and vitality and how to shop, cook, eat and feed yourself and your family.
This is a follow on talk, after last year’s successful ‘Wholesome food for Wholesome Children’. Tuesday 29 September 11 am @ Church of Ascension Dartmouth Row, SE10 8AW Lunch will be soup and main meal, followed by the talk, tea and dessert, Q&A time.
£22 per person all inclusive, limited spaces; please book now! Payment in advance to reserve and book for your space; email [email protected]
GREENWICH STEINER SCHOOL OPEN MORNING
ON 3RD OCTOBER
A Story of Autumn Light Once upon a time there was a little boy who lived with his mother and his father and his baby sister. He played all summer long in his shorts and bare-feet, feeling the hot sun on his face. Then, one day, the ground started to get cold, and he had to put on shoes. Then the wind started to blow! He was chilly! He had to put on a sweater to keep warm. The leaves started to turn colors and fall off of the trees. “What’s happening?” he asked his mother. “Autumn is here,” said his mother, “and soon Winter will be on its way. Do you see how the squirrels are collecting nuts for the winter? And the mice are collecting seeds. And our dog is growing a nice, thick coat to keep himself warm.” The little boy thought about this for a few days, and he did notice the squirrel collecting nuts. And when he petted his dog, he noticed that his coat was getting thick and bushy. A few more days went by, and the boy said, “Mother, it seems like the world used to be full of sunshine, but now it is getting dark. Will it keep getting darker and darker?” And he mother replied, “Yes, it will get darker and darker each evening until the deep winter. The world is getting ready to sleep.” The boy thought about this for a few more days, and he said, “Mother, will we be dark and cold, too?” “No,” said his mother, “We will stay warm, but it won’t be the sun that warms us as much. During these dark, cold months, we will have to find our own lights!” “How can we do that?” the boy asked. “We can do that by lighting fires in the fireplace, by lighting candles all around, by wearing warm clothes and even by making lanterns to take our light with us outside in the dark! And we can keep ourselves and others warm by doing acts of kindness, to warm our hearts.” That little boy and his mother and father made lanterns to bring their lights outside, and when they were done, they took their lanterns out and sang sweet songs, and knocked on their neighbors’ doors to take them some fresh-baked banana bread, to keep them warm as well. And the boy and his family kept their lights lit and their hearts warm all through the Autumn, and through the Winter as well.