Once again, I’m getting an early start on this week’s post but hoping to send it out this evening after our Liturgical Dance Recording session, taking place @ 4pm this afternoon. It would be nice to include a couple of photos is possible although we may be using my phone to play the music track so things could get complicated. 😊

Note:- Sadly no photos of the Dance Recording as my phone was used to play the track most of the time and I was crazy busy trying to teach an African Dance to first seven and eventually THIRTEEN young people. AGH!!!!! Hoping to have a film clip to share with you before too long.
 This is the song, in case you would like to listen to it.

Holy Week, like Christmas Week, is not
really the optimum time for much progress in the world of Day Camps.  Obviously most people working in churches
have a lot of other priorities and summer ministry drops lower on the list!
However I have been very happy to speak with 2 clergy in my effort to fill some
of those missing Team slots and it looks as if a possible location has been
found for the Alberta Camp. Yay!
Still very little response to all the UK
emails sent out although one person asked for a “blurb” about Travelling Team
and agreed to put it in some sort of newsletter (not too promising).
Thus, from about Wednesday on my focus has
turned to spring-cleaning and the on going baking for both the Training Retreat
and the Clergy Couples Retreat. With great weather yesterday I decided to
tackle the humongous job of window cleaning plus washing ALL the curtains. There
are 30 windows and 8 doors with glass panels to clean on three levels of the
house but I always like to pick a difficult task for Good Friday since a focus
on discomfort and pain helps me not to forget the ultimate in pain and
sacrifice made by Jesus on that day. Last evening I had hoped to attend a
presentation of Stainer’s  “Crucifixion”
but an unexpected visitor just before dinner delayed my meal and since the
church where the concert was to take place is a good 40 minute walk from home
I threw in the towel and listened to an excellent recording on CD!
 During the week I’ve baked Pound Cakes and Cupcakes
for the Training Retreat and Tortillas, GF Tortillas and Greek Pita for the
other Retreat. I also completed sewing a wedding gift for some dear friends who
will be getting married this summer during Week 1 of Day Camps so it was really
important to know that the gift was made and wrapped well ahead of the chaos!
   Now it is time to get the raspberry icing on the Easter cupcakes and then hop
on my bicycle. I’m praying it doesn’t rain before I get home again, as it is
forecast for this evening 😔
Cupcakes with raspberry icing make a very
pretty spring dessert (with or without the organic jelly beans!) so here is the
recipe
Cream Cupcakes
1 cup cream
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
½ tsp. salt
2 tsps. baking powder
Beat the eggs then add the cream, vanilla
and sugar and beat again. Whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder and
gradually add to the mixture, beating after each addition.
Line pans with cupcake papers, fill 2/3
full and bake at 375º for15-20 minutes. Makes 18 cupcakes.
Frost with Raspberry Icing and decorate
with Jelly Beans (organic of course!!)
Raspberry Icing
Place ½ cup raspberry in a sieve over a
small bowl and press down on the solids to obtain ¼ cup juice.

In the bowl of a food processor combine 2
cups icing sugar, 2 Tbsps. butter ½ tsp. vanilla and the raspberry juice.  Process until well mixed, adding a little more
icing sugar to obtain and good spreading consistency.