August Activities Summary……

September cometh ! …evenings drawing in and getting chillier.

It happens every year but still a shock to the system when we have been quite lucky with the August weather.

Most of our lovely ladies and gentlemen have enjoyed our wonderful outside space….just listening to and watching the wild life makes everyone smile.

A little bit of excitement at the beginning of the month when Sally-Ann and her husband, Mike, planned a night away to celebrate their 10th Anniversary……Mike surprised her with a Helicopter flight from Shoreham to their venue and in true ‘thinking of Valerie Manor’ mode they arranged to circle over the Valerie Manor Gardens to wave to Residents and Staff then a couple of circles over our garden where we waved them safely on their way……Reuben was with John and I but shhhh Little Eddie was at Nursery.

Those Residents and Staff who managed to see them were tickled pink at the experience !

Once again Andy and his Staff cooked a up a real treat for the outside Residents and Families Sunday Lunch…….wonderful food, wonderful company very hard working staff not to forget dear Zoe and Alan that had been setting up since 6.30 am.  A huge thank you to all involved.

After exercising lately as well as Reminiscing we have been having some ‘Mind Bending’ Sessions………Similes was great fun and as for pairing up famous couples one lovely lady scored 19 out of 20 !!!!

Does anybody remember Workers Playtime that used to be on the radio in the 1950’s ? ….I do as did many of our ladies and gentlemen…..singing along to ‘My Old Man Said Follow the Van’ really got the old memory and vocal cords going…..we certainly did not ‘dilly dally on the way ‘!!

Being the holiday season we also chatted about favourite memories……walking in Devon and Switzerland,  the Greek Islands, staying in a Hotel in Malta near friends who lived there, a Cruise on the Royal Caribbean, stopping off at Florence.

A lovely family had a Sailing Boat called the Wendy Caroline which they sailed back to the UK from Majorca and was kept in the Lady B Marina in Shoreham.

John and I were off to Norwich visiting my Auntie and Uncle which prompted another lady to remember staying in a cottage on the river situated just before a bridge…..the cottage was a 10 minute walk from the Cathedral.  Norwich is a beautiful City….I remember going there in 1967 to the Norvic Shoe Factory for a course on Shoe Fitting and Manufacturing……I was working in the Shoe Department at Dickens and Jones in Regent Street at the time as a Trainee Buyer ! ….where have those years gone ?

John and I are sorry to have missed the August Rabbit Hole Club but he has been suffering from a Chest Infection…hopefully see you at the next one !

Bye for now

Robin