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Birchy Hill Easter, St Patrick’s Day and Pies


Results of our Children’s Easter drawing competition – We had lucky winners! The prizes were received by their parents.


The residents at Birchy Hill had lots of fun during the Easter photoshoot, and their loved ones received Easter e-cards.


“Whatever our heritage, we all get to experience a little of that Emerald Isle magic on March 17th each year when we put on our greenest clothing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day”.

“May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need the most” – a blessing from all of us at Birchy Hill.


On British Pie Week at Birchy Hill, we learned fun facts such as:

  1. Pie is an ancient dish invented by the Romans. They gave us roads and running water and the Romans are also credited with giving us pie – the first example of a meat filling enclosed in a basic pastry made of flour and oil can be traced back to ancient Rome.
  2. Fruit pies and the Tudor connection. Called ‘pyes’ in medieval England and filled with meat, fruit pies first appeared in the 1500s, but British tradition says that the first cherry pie was served to Queen Elizabeth I in the late 16th century.
  3. Mince pies were once banned. Legend has it that in the 17th century Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of the Commonwealth) banned eating mince pies at Christmas as he saw it as a sign of gluttony. Luckily the ban didn’t last long and we are able to enjoy the delicious pies once more.
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