It’s great when Eid and Rosh Hashana fall on the same weekend. What a brilliant opportunity to see how similar we all are; how the holidays bring family, friends and communities together, and how pretty (and spoilt) the children of all denominations are.
And here, in Woodstock, the smells of cooking are completely amazing. Children are running around in their best clothes, with sticky coins in hot little hands. The weather has played with beautifully. The rain has gone and the sun is shining, with no hint of the South Easter that was supposed to come.
And everyone is spring cleaning, decorating, painting. We’ve also got the fever. Our front wall has been scraped a bit (and now it looks like it has some kind of skin disease) and Big Friendly is trying to empty out the spare room which is getting long-awaited cupboards and bookshelves this week. Yay!