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January Newsrounds #1

Name the British mammal

Quiz of 2020

To the nearest million, how much did Captain Tom Moore raise by walking laps of his garden for NHS Charities Together?

33 million

20 million

25 million

This week in history

8th January 1942 – English physicist Stephen Hawking is born in Oxford

9th January 1909 – Ernest Shackleton plants the British flag 112 miles from the South Pole on the Nimrod Expedition

Previous answers:

Anagram – Mince Pie

Gift – Hornby trainset

Christmas!

The Christmas elves (residents and staff) have been busy this week making their own decorations for the festive season.

The staff have once again come up trumps with some traditional home made decoration ideas, as you will see below.

Everyone had a fabulous time taking part and despite the restrictions currently in place are very much looking forward to Christmas!

 

In Our garden Lantern House newsletter

Below you will see a link to the website for the project at Valerie Manor and also a copy of their 1st newsletter below – once again a huge thank you for contacting Valerie Manor to be part of this wonderful project.

https://thelanternhouse.net/in-our-garden/care-homes/valerie-manor

In Our Garden Newsletter (Number 1 of 4)

We hope you enjoyed having the lanterns at your care home. It was our pleasure to bring them to you. We wanted to share some more information and photos about the project so you can see the lanterns in the other care homes participating in our project. Thank you for writing in the comments book, it was lovely to be able to connect with you in this way and I hope you enjoy it a a souvenir of the project… you can stick these newsletters in it.

All eight In Our Garden care homes received a box of materials in order to make a star lantern with residents.

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Here’s are some photos of the wonderful stars that were made. We hope you enjoy using them and look to them as a light guiding us towards the Spring when the longer sunnier days will return.

 
Blatchington Manor Star Lantern
 
Blatchington Manor Star Lantern
 
Hyman Fine House Star Lantern
 
Hyman Fine House Star Lantern
 
Patcham Star Lantern
 
Patcham Star Lantern
 
Rectory House Star Lantern
 
Rectory House Star Lantern
 
Valerie Manor Star Lantern
 
Valerie Manor Star Lantern
 
Bevern View star lantern
 
Bevern View star lantern
 
Croft Meadow Star Lantern
 
Croft Meadow Star Lantern

Here’s a selection of photos from our Lantern House Lanterns when we installed them in Care home gardens.

 
Rectory House lanterns
 
Rectory House lanterns
 
Croft Meadow lanterns
 
Croft Meadow lanterns
 
Valerie Manor lanterns
 
Valerie Manor lanterns
 
Bevern View lanterns
 
Bevern View lanterns
 
Patcham Nursing lanterns
 
Patcham Nursing lanterns
 
Hyman Fine House lanterns
 
Hyman Fine House lanterns
 
Blatchington Manor lanterns
 
Blatchington Manor lanterns

We enjoyed setting up and taking down the lanterns. They are currently back in their home in a barn on a farm called Applesham Farm, Coombes, near Steyning. We have given them a good wash and dry after 2 weeks in wet and windy weather.  Next the lanterns are going out to Leonardslee Gardens, near Horsham for Leonardslee Illuminated lantern trail in December.

Lanterns……..

You would have seen our previous post for the history behind the Lantern project……….I’m sure you will agree they really are quite stunning and we are going to miss them when they are gone. Thank you for allowing us to be part of the project.