In spite of the weather (it is still raining as we write this!!) we have a spring in our step at Summerdyne. The daffodils are pushing through in the garden and we have been getting ready for Easter. Here is a snapshot of some of the springtime things we have been up to.
Easter baking and crafting
It has been lovely to have the smell of baking biscuits wafting from the kitchen. We made some Easter biscuits in the shapes of bunnies, chicks and eggs. It is so therapeutic to bake in a group. Conversation flowed with the mixing, onto other culinary skills such as jam making and pickling. We sat together with a cup of tea (and a biscuit of course!) after all our endeavours and leafed through recipe books, contemplating what to make next.
We have an Easter tree at Summerdyne, adorned with decorations hand crafted by our residents. These range from colourful eggs decorated with flowers and ribbons, to felt, hand sewn chicks. Our residents followed a pattern to make these and they looks fabulous.
We have also made Easter cards for friends and families and are all signing a card for The Queen, whose birthday is next month.
We are blessed to have a wonderful link with Riverside Church, who visited to deliver an Easter service to our residents. Many of their families joined for the occasion and we sang hymns and listened to the Resurrection Easter message. Thank you for the chocolate eggs and Easter wreaths, which were very much appreciated.
Thank you also to the Co-Operative in Bewdley for donating hot cross buns, which we polished off for tea. So delicious toasted and buttered.
Out and About
We regularly use Dial-A-Ride to take us on trips out and about. This time, it was for a brilliant “Singing for the Brain” session at Wribbenhall. Not only was the session so good, but the Dial-A-Ride drivers keep us all entertained on the journeys with their banter and good humour. Thank you to them for such sterling service.
We have also been to the Knit and Natter at Wribbenhall. Our very talented knitters made Easter chicks and bunnies for St Anne’s C of E Primary school to sell at their school reception. Thank you to the school staff, pupils and their families for raising £55.00 for our Residents’ Fund.
It was a real treat to have a quartet from the English Symphony Orchestra play an afternoon concert for us entitled “Music to Lift the Spirits”. They certainly did just that.
We have also had Melody Music visit, singing beautifully and with percussion from our residents. She even brought her two dogs, who loved all the attention from our residents.
From all of us at Summerdyne, we wish you a very Happy Easter!