January Activities Summary

Brrrrrrr!!! Hope you are all keeping nice and warm.

January has seemed to have come and gone in the blink of an eye!

Busy as usual at the Manor…our lovely Residents have enjoyed Flower Arranging with Joyce and Sam as well as many varied visits and entertainment.

We have enjoyed a couple of ‘Mind Benders’ sessions after our exercising from our chairs…..Triads being one of them with our ladies and gentlemen calling out the answers of the third word….e.g. Animal, Vegetable and …….Mineral.   Butcher, Baker and…….Candlestick-maker.   Snap, Crackle and……Pop.  There was only one that none of us had heard before….Winken, Blinken and……Nod.

There were 21 examples and 20 were answered correctly!

We also had….Name a Song Sung by different singers.  Again we had 20 artistes on our list including….The Batchelors, Max Bygraves, The Andrews Sisters and Judy Garland to name just a few.  We had correct answers for every one!

We could not let ‘Special Christmas Gifts’ and memories from years gone by at Christmas be left out of our Reminiscence Session so here we go….A red ball, Spinning top, Skipping Rope with wooden handles with ball bearings in….a baby doll…..Christmas Stockings and Pillow Cases…..an apple, orange and new Penny…..a Teddy which over the years lost most of its fur.

We also remembered silver coins put into Christmas Puddings…..not now…Health and Safety!!!

One gentleman remembered gathering around a piano having a sing-song…his father Tommy having had Pints of Beer lined up on the top!  Hope none were spilt!

We enjoyed a wonderful celebration ‘Rabbit Hole Club’ for Zoe’s 11th year at Valerie Manor…see separate photos and write-up.

Wonderful food prepared by Preeda and Steve not forgetting the Cake made also by Preeda.  Lovely staff looking after everyone both Residents and Visitors on the evening.   Many ‘old’ faces joining us on this special occasion too!  Wonderful to see so many of you Celebrating with us…thank you.

A huge Congratulations Zoe from Mum and Dad…..not forgetting the never ending support, hard work and care from dear Alan and her wonderful staff.