We had a good baking day at The Pocklington Trust in Stourbridge. Based at The Mary Stephen’s Centre (behind the hospice), working with partially sighted people. Warmly received, it was a real treat to come here and be part of people’s day. Meeting new people and having a chatty group really warmed us. Very touched to see different ages engaged and immersed in the process. We made spelt wholemeal rolls and loaves – many flour clouds but not too many ‘snowmen’ left the room….
We focused on the textures and smells – used crunchy salt and warm honey liquid – I want to get my hands on some speaking scales! Now that would really be useful for all ages and also alot of fun for the disabled kids we work with.
Mary from ‘bakemehappy’ in Wolverhampton came to support as did Mark from The ‘Y’ Project in Stourbridge. Both did such a fabulous job – full of gentle energy which filled the room… Also fantastic washing up!!! Truly appreciated…
We hope more work with people here – is lovely and as ever the smell of bread baking fills the whole building! Everyone benefits!!
We are now formally set up as a Community Interest Company! Very exciting for us and on to the next stage – entering the world of rocket science again after thinking it wasn’t!! But is all good and we continue to develop what we do.
There is no doubt in my mind that creative process is alive and kicking in the workshops. Bread making continues to deliver fun and relief for many of the people we encounter on our travels.
Bravo to Sam and Tanya at the Insight cafe in Brierley Hill, Dudley last week. We were so pleased they took part and is very exciting what one can do with a pool table and a baked potato oven!! Who needs fancy kitchens… well we do at some stage! But is a treat to know that you can have the simplest of equipment and makes me think maybe there is an opening at all the pubs in the area!! I jest…. But a mobile oven is on the wish list!!
Hi, Sarah and Lucy are Bread2share, we have worked together over three years baking bread for our local community. Lucy learned her trade at Loch Arthur, part of a Camphill Community and has taught Sarah a great deal!
Together we hope to share the process of bread making with many people who we think would benefit. It is a restorative and grounding activity. One of community and sharing.
We have just started baking again, in practice for our first workshops… it has been alot of fun, remembering what it is to do the kitchen dance, moving carefully around one another in the small kitchen… having quiet mixing and kneading sessions and enjoying making the smiling faces on our dough dolls. Here are some images from our day…