St David, the patron saint of Wales was one of the greatest and most prominent figures of the 6th Century. He founded scores of religious communities and is the only native-born patron saint. Saint David died on the 1st of March 589, he was canonised by the pope in the 12th century and St David’s Day has been celebrated ever since. St David’s last word were recorded as being “Be joyful, keep the faith and do the little things that you have heard and seen me do.” Gwnewch y pethau bychain, do the little things is a well-known phrase in Wales.
At Priors Hall we regularly enjoy celebrating events such as St David’s Day, they provide us with fabulous opportunities for discussions and for learning new things. We enjoyed chatting about St David and the wonderful work that he had done. There was much about him that I didn’t know.
We had a lovely time arranging displays of daffodils, the daffodil means so much to many, they are the first signs that the warmer weather is on its way, they looked so pretty displayed around the home.
In the afternoon we did some baking; I have always loved to bake, it’s a great way to relax and unwind and there is the added bonus of a tasty treat at the end of it. We baked fruit muffins, we worked together as we weighed ingredients and mixed the batter. The smell from the oven was wonderful, we prepared a cup of tea and waited for the warm muffins to be ready.
Having likeminded company is one of my favourite things about living here at Priors Hall. I enjoyed flower arranging and baking at home, but they were both quite solitary pursuits, to have friends around to share these pastimes with is special and as we drank our tea and ate our warm muffins fresh from the oven, we all agreed with St David, it really is the little things that make life so special.