Lynda Lyne

Our regular visiting entertainer, Lynda Lyne visited us today with her clarinet and piano. Residents were treated to a variety of genre and enjoyed some popular classics.

Below is the concert programme of which Lynda performed. What a lovely pre-lunch treat!

Concert Programme

1) The Maple Leaf Rag (S. Joplin) – Piano Solo 

2) Beethoven’s Fur Elise  – Piano Solo 

3) I Have a Dream – ABBA – Voice and Piano   

4) Hard Rock Blues (James Rae) – Clarinet Solo

5) Latin Jive (James Rae) – Clarinet Solo

6) Moon River – All to join in – twice through!

7) Streets of London – Ralph McTell – All to join in with the chorus!

8) Debussy’s Clair de Lune – Piano Solo

9) Ballade pour Adeline  – Piano Solo  

10) Tell me on a Sunday (ALW) – Voice and Piano 

11) Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Piano Solo  

12) When I Fall in Love – Clarinet Solo

13) Bring him home from Les Miserables – Clarinet Solo

14) Half of it Dearie Blues (G. Gershwin) – Clarinet Solo

15/16) FINALE = Something Good and Climb every Mountain from The Sound of Music

Resident of the Day

We are always looking at ways to improve and so when a member of staff suggested introducing a ‘Resident of the day’ we set about putting it in place.

The resident of the day is asked to choose their favorite food for Breakfast, Lunch and Supper and also offered the opportunity to tell us all about themselves with a sherry before lunch.

On the day they will meet:

  • The Chef on duty to ensure we know the residents likes/dislikes and to  discuss any new ideas for menus.
  • one of our deputy managers (Debs or Brenda).
  • one of our Care supervisor (Emma, Lucy or Sheri).
  • our local Pharmacist Mike Slator will attend with our Deputy manager to review medication and to answer any questions relating to it.
  • one of the housekeeping team to ensure they are happy with how their room is cleaned as well as their laundry.
  • Zoe & myself. 

The idea being that this gives our residents an opportunity to discuss ideas and to ask questions about the care they receive, which may also assist other residents while feeling special for the day.

Lottie was asked if she would like to be our first resident of the day and we didn’t have to wait long for her decision!

Carrie spent time with her planning her day and agreed with Preeda the menu Lottie had selected.

Breakfast: Scramble egg, tomatoes and crispy bacon.

Lunch: Cold meat salad.

Supper: Caviar, Crackers and salad.

Lottie spoke to her family who arranged to bring in some clothes she had made in the past and she explained to everyone in the conservatory who she made them for and what the materials were. Lottie told us about what she had done in the past, countries she had visited, jobs she had had and everyone had a very enjoyable time. Lottie’s son also shared the occasion with us.

Lottie is a keen card player and offered to teach any other residents a few games and so an evening game was arranged.

As you can see Lottie had a lovely day especially the caviar and not forgetting the prosecco!

Thank you to Lottie for sharing her memories with us and also to everyone who made her day so special, she has asked to choose the next resident of the day and has said that we should do it more often!

Lynda Lyne Piano and Voice

CONCERT PROGRAMME  13th August 2019 11.15am  Valerie Manor

A Selection of Show Songs + Disney songs

Lynda Lyne – Voice and Piano


Don’t Cry for Me Argentina from Evita

2+3) Memory and Mr Mistoffelies from CATS

4) Any Dream will Do – from Joseph

5) Phantom of the Opera Selection

6) Selection from Les Miserables

7) Let it Go from Frozen – Disney!

8) Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz

9) Colours of the Wind – Disney!

10) A Whole New World from Aladdin

11) The Hills are Alive from the Sound of Music

12) Wouldn’t it be Loverly from My Fair Lady

13) Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific

14) I Don’t know how to Love him from Jesus Christ Superstar

15) Theme from Chess (Piano Solo)

16) Spoonful of Sugar and Let’s Go Fly A Kite from Mary Poppins!


Greek Morning!

This morning, Robin brought a touch of the Greek island to our conservatory. With Greek music playing in the background and flags decorating the table, residents enjoyed tasting Olives, Feta Cheese and a Greek sweet much like a Turkish delight. Sally-Ann’s children, Reuben and Eddie were here with Robin (their Nanna) to help give out the tasting plates to the residents. A lovely morning!