Faredos Filosophy

Wouldn’t that be a great title for a post about our next filo creation? I’m afraid this post isn’t about filo though; in fact, this post isn’t really about food at all.

On Monday, the Bank Holiday, I helped to run a creative retreat at Corrymeela with an amazing silk artist from Glasgow, Pauline Edmiston.  If you’re on facebook, you can find her as Silk and Such, or you can read Heather’s moving account of her day here:


I did take food. With our morning coffee as folk arrived I had scones with homemade blackberry jam. But they weren’t all eaten: the sun was shining, people were relaxing into a day free from caring for the world and his wife, chat flowed as freely as path to the Croi. Most of the scones were devoured later by the staff and new volunteers.

At the end of the day, a day of stretching silk, reflecting through silk, placing silk, creating with silk, I had a gorgeous great big slab of lemon cake. As part of the parallel programme for children of participants I’d given the cake to the kids to decorate. Obviously GBBO generation to come! Blueberries and raspberries in a most sophisticated array! But it wasn’t all eaten: the sun was still shining, people were sharing their thoughts of the day, taking their last stunning photos of the stunning Corrymeela landscape.

You see, the thing about faredos is that it really isn’t all about the food. Food brings people together; food brings a smile to their faces and fills them with good things; food unites, reunites, nourishes, kindles, comforts, sustains. But in the photos, while you can see the food (well, the cake), it’s in the background. What you’ll see most on the day? The people. That’s what Faredos’ filosophy philosophyis all about: the celebration, the discussion, the moment.

Posted on September 4, 2016 .