August Activities Summary……

September already….where does the time go?

I think the worse thing is that it is getting darker earlier….I know our lovely ladies and gentlemen feel the same!

Everyone absolutely loved the visit from the animals…..some wonderful photos with a snake wrapped around a gentleman’s neck like a scarf!!!!…..not for me….a baby hedgehog to name a couple.

We had just three weeks of exercising from our chairs due to the Bank Holiday Monday.

We have enjoyed discussions on favourite holiday destinations…..Austria, Canada, New Zealand, Tenerife, Lanzarote and one resident having lived in Kenya for 3½ years, due to her husband’s job,  having remembered flying with East African Airways.

The reminiscences were prompted by a Quiz…’World Vacation Spots’  ….17 Questions some easy some not so….e g ‘what is the only human built structure that can be seen from the moon?’

(The Great Wall of China)…..’what City has a tall building that looks like it would fall down one day?….(Pisa, Italy).  The only question that nobody could answer was….’Charles Boyer said :Let me take you to the Casbah;….Where is it?….(Algiers!)   but I think 16 out of 17 is quite a good result.

I took along my Len Goodman’s Ballroom Bonanza cd…..Residents, Visitors and Staff were great at naming many various singers and musicians including…..Tom Jones, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Alma Cogan (a real blast from the past!) Mantovani & His Orchestra as well as Tommy Dorsey!  Again proving what wonderful memories are awoken by music.

As promised we had a Greek Theme morning exercising with Greek Music….no throwing plates!…..Reuben and Eddie were with me and helped decorate with Greek Flags and Bunting.  They then helped serve nibbles of Feta Cheese and Olives followed by Greek Delights 

See you next time

Robin