Here we are on the 17th letter of the Alpha Challenge hosted by The Craft Barn Blog. The letter this time is "O".
Some may think my personal theme is nursery rhymes or even fruit like Karen but no, it is special days!
Little did I know, in the playground as a child, that the Oranges and Lemons nursery rhyme/singing game is actually celebrated as a special day on the 3rd Thursday in March each year!
Apparently when the Thames was wider, the wharf where the citrus fruit cargoes from the Mediterranean were delivered lay just across the street from the church and their bells pealed when a cargo arrived.
Clement Danes church, holds an annual service commemorate this. The children from the
local Primary School attend a special service and at the end the fruit is given
A carillon plays the Oranges and Lemons tune at St Clements every day at 9am, noon, 3pm and 6pm.
For my page I made a couple of stamps for the oranges and lemons which I stamped and clear embossed around the border. I inked over it all with green. I got the picture and rhyme from the internet.
- Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm a lapsed crafter of late but still managing my diary Scrapbooking, plus cards as required. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing, not really got back to the latter since the pandemic. I like walking which I couple with Geocaching and sometimes Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I am a Christian.