Saturday, 28 February 2015
On a nice, bright, breezy late winter's day, what was nicer than to go out at ten o'clock and meet friends at a Coffee Morning in the Village Hall. There is always one on the first Saturday in the month for Church funds, but this was an extra one put in for a Primary School in an African village. A husband and wife in the village give this school a lot of support and go out often to see how they are getting along - and to take extras they have collected.
There were a lot of African artefacts there, books, cakes, marmalade, guess the square, and of course coffee and biscuits. We sat chatting for an hour before coming home. I hope they made a good amount of money for such a worthy cause. I know just how much these African children value their education as a way out of the poverty trap.
I always think that when education first became compulsory in the UK the children would feel much the same - and what a long way we have come since then.
My two photographs today show our little village church which is directly opposite the other photograph which is of the village Memorial Hall where the coffee morning was held.