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The Gazebo – mark II

I’m sure if you have visited Valerie Manor before in the summer you would have been able to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful countryside in one of the many seating areas in the gardens.

During a recent residents meeting its was mentioned that although the gazebo was a lovely place to sit and watch the wildlife and animals in the fields adjacent (Llamas, Alpacas, Pigs, Goats etc) it was a bit exposed to the wind.

We tasked Lee with the project and he spoke to the residents and between them came up with a plan!

Zoe & I visited this week – just in time to ‘test’ the new seating! which as you will see below passed with flying colours!

A huge thank you to Lee and the residents for their time and effort.

April News Round #7

Spring Trivia

‘Primavera’ is a famous painting by which artist?

a) Botticelli

b) Tintoretto

c) Titian

Landmarks – what and where?

This week in history

  • 22nd April 1943 – Britain ceases to produce £1000 notes
  • 24th April 1953 – The first broadcast of The Sky at Night presented by Patrick Moore airs on BBC television

Previous Answers

  • Landmark – Mont St Michel, Normandy, France
  • Spring quiz – c) Flora

April News Round #6

Spring Trivia

What is the name of the Roman Goddess of Spring?

a) Athena

b) Primavera

c) Flora

Landmarks – what and where?

This week in history

  • 20th April 1989 – Scientists announce that Earth had been narrowly missed by a passing asteroid weighing 400 million tons
  • 21st April 1926 – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is born

Previous Answers

  • Landmark – Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Spring quiz – c) 5 months

April News Round #5

Spring Trivia

How many months is a sheep pregnant for before they give birth to a lamb?

a) 2

b) 8

c) 5

Landmarks – what and where?

This week in history

  • 15th April 1925 – Author J.M.Barrie donates the copyright fee from his book Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • 16th April 1952 – Queen Elizabeth II officially launches the Royal Yacht Britannia, at Clydeside

Previous Answers

  • Landmark – Parthenon, Athens, Greece
  • Spring quiz – b) Daffodil