Friday, 24 November 2017

Stir up Sunday 21st November

 This event is the last Sunday before advent and is traditionally the day on 
which Noah entered the Ark. 
The collect from the Church of England begins " Stir, we beseech you, O Lord, the 
will of the faithful people..."

This was always taken as a reminder to 'stir up' the mixture for the 
Christmas pudding and pies.

" Stir up we beseech thee
The pudding in the pot
And when we do get home
We'll eat it piping hot."

Sorry this little gem is a bit late if you are intending to make Christmas 
pudding, if you do get round to it remember that the mixture must be stirred
 clockwise with a wooden spoon. All present must take a turn and make a wish.

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