November Activities Summary 2015

Brrrrr…..I have just been blown into the bungalow by very strong winds and driving rain !
BUT IT IS THE END OF NOVEMBER so we really must not complain.

Having said that it was very warm at Valerie Manor this morning with the sun shining in through the windows which was great whilst we were making Christmas Wreaths !!
Our lovely Catherine brought in a friend…Elaine…both loaded with Holly, Firs, Pine Cones, Baubles, Ribbons, Glitter Paint and two Oasis Wreaths. The Conservatory resembled a Christmas Grotto !
Led by Catherine and Elaine Residents were assisted by Staff to decorate the wreaths. Look out for them when you are visiting.
As it was St.Andrews Day and we felt it was a bit early for Christmas Songs we worked along to The Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Catherine even bought Tartan Ribbon to mark the event. A lovely time was enjoyed by all. We would like to thank Elaine for bringing most of her garden foliage and giving her time and energy to a lovely Activity….appreciated by everyone.

During one of our discussions a Carer suggested a topic of Fashion Gone By..no sooner said we were remembering…Gym Slips, Red Sashes, Black Stockings, P.E. Skirts and Tops, Big Belts & Bell Bottom Trousers and very high heels ! Not to forget being allowed to wear long trousers at school when you turned 12, until then it was grey Flannel Shorts
Another memory was of Long White Wedding Dress that had been made which had lots of lace on it…the lady in question married in 1939 in London and after her wedding lent her dress out to friends to wear on their Wedding Day.

Back to Music….We enjoyed one gentleman having found one of his favourite tunes…Padstow Lifeboat…an Instrumental which was lovely. One of the Resident’s daughters was visiting when we were talking about individual’s favourite music. One of her father’s favourite was ‘When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New’ Nobody had heard of it but the search was on ( she did say it would make her father cry but that is what music does) Family time again…our son was visiting and John and he found it…He went home and sent it over to John who recorded it onto a CD for me to take the following Monday. The original would have been in the early 40’s but this version was recorded in 1967 by Jimmy Roselli….not a dry eye in the house ! We also listened to another favourite request..Glenn Miller.
The countdown is on for the BIG DAY ! lots going on for those who wish to take part…hopefully see you at one of the get-togethers.

Bye for now
Robin