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image of sweets and mothsOn Saturday July 8th our fellowship event involved the unlikely combination of moths & sweets.

The proceedings started off at 6:30 in the Burnside Memorial Hall, Plumtree as Paul Olejnik explains in detail:

"Eat honey, my son, for it is good..." as we read in the book of Proverbs.

Human beings are not the only creatures with a sweet tooth - bears and monkeys, birds and insects (especially bees, butterflies and moths) all enjoy natural sugars, so at the start of our session we went 'sugaring' for moths.  This involved using a Victorian recipe to make a syrupy mixture that attracted moths to the trees in the churchyard later in the evening.

Then we returned to the Burnside Hall to create chocolate truffles, peppermint creams and meringues.  While these were being prepared, we spent a few minutes thinking about the kinds of sweets Jesus might have enjoyed as a boy.

Then we got to eat our homemade sweets!

Finally, we wandered over to Plumtree churchyard to see if any moths had taken advantage of our syrup.

As always we enjoyed making a wonderfully sticky mess (in the nicest possible way) and we discovered how rewarding it can be to ustilise old skills when we gather together as a group.

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