November Activity Summary

Hello,  a very wet and windy November has finished with sunshine albeit cold but rather chilly than wet!

The Manor is buzzing getting ready for a very hectic, but enjoyable, run-up to you know what! ……will not mention that  word yet!

November first.

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Zoe, Alan and our wonderful Team for another very successful Award Evening……when you see the Team together it really brings home why they achieve these well deserved Awards….they are not just a Team working alongside each other they are a Family!!  Supporting each other through the good and bad times….the laughter and tears!  John and I are very Proud of you ALL!  Thank you for always going that extra mile for each other, and our lovely Residents.

Our Monday Sessions have included the usual Exercises from our chairs for those who wish to join us……we enjoyed a lovely CD of Gareth Malone (Choir gentleman)….Music for Healing which was so relaxing we nearly nodded off!

Quiz wise we had ‘Name a Song Sung By’……..there were 20 Artistes and 20 answers were given from Al Jolson to Bing Crosby, Aled Jones and The Beatles!……as most of you know I cannot sing so gave clues by whistling if answers were proving difficult!

At another Session I had 13 different Flags from around the World where all were guessed apart from the Mexican one…very impressed!

We also enjoyed a Natural World Quiz….e.g  What four letter word connects a Dollar and a Male Rabbit?   Go away and think about that one.  Our Residents knew!

That is all for now……hopefully see many of you at the various Valerie Manor get-togethers coming up in December.

Robin x   

St Barnabas Pop up Shop










Today, the lovely ladies from St Barnabas, Steyning came to sell Christmas goods from a pop up shop! It’s so lovely to have a buzz around Valerie Manor with the residents being able to browse through items and have the independence to purchase goods themselves. The pop up shop included cards, mugs, wrapping paper, candles, decorations and soft toys! We have booked the ladies in for next Easter…a great way to spend a morning!

Everyone had a lovely time and help raised much needed funds for such a wonderful Charity.

Thank you to everyone who took part.

Miss Potts!

Miss Potts came to visit us on Saturday the 23rd November to offer a pottery painting party. Some of our staff, relatives and residents took to their paint brushes to create some lovely pieces in time for Christmas.

Gail (Miss Potts) and her daughter Eska set up shop in the restaurant where our guests could purchase ceramics of their choice. We had so many children around and about – painting their masterpieces, the residents loved watching them buzz around! Alison baked some lovely cakes and  chocolate brownies which went down a storm. Our finished pieces are being returned this week having been taken away to put in the kiln!

During our afternoon fun, we also celebrated a residents birthday with a lovely cake and a loud rendition of Happy Birthday due to the amount of children visiting! Lovely…