We try to get outside all year round into the garden but in the Summertime our huge outdoor patio and gardens really comes into its own. This summer we have added an quiet corner of reflection with seating and raised bed planting. With the donation of a beautiful curved teak bench from a family in memory of their mother, it is a lovely spot to remember.
One of our residents, Dennis, joined us after unexpectedly losing his beloved wife. She was his best friend, his soul mate and love of his life. We chose together a beautiful pink rose named ‘Darling Mollie’ and Dennis planted it in this lovely sunny corner. Somewhere he can sit quietly on a sunny day and remember his darling Mollie.
If anyone would like to donate a flowering shrub in memory of a loved one please let us know. We would happy cherish them.
Summertime in the garden
Pimms o’clock anyone! Perfect with strawberry cream teas for the Wimbledon tennis. We have been getting out and about with walks in the countryside. Residents are enjoying garden games and games from childhood.
We have a jam packed summertime schedule including:
- 7th August – Beach day. Bringing the sand and sea to our garden and hopefully some sunshine!
- 9th to 15th – Afternoon Tea Week so will be celebrating with activities based on this all week.
- 23rd – International Lighthouse Weekend – activities and events based around this weekend.
- 24th – Pershore Plum Festival. This is a local area events celebrating plum growing and we will be tasting, jam making etc.
- Bank holiday Monday 30th August – Our Kempsey community are holding an Alice In Wonderland garden party. We are delighted to be getting involved with dressing up, decorating our home and a big tea party.
Whilst we wait for the sunshine….
What it is with the weather!! We have been busy indoors with lots of hobbies and enjoying the summer of sport on the TV.
We marked National Beer Day with some tastings from our local brewery. There was an afternoon of tea tasting, and Friday fruit cocktails and mocktails. This was for Hydration Week and gave an opportunity to talk again about the importance of hydration for the elderly, the signs of dehydration and tips to stay hydrated. We invented our own mocktail called the Kempsey Kiss!
We brightened up an afternoon with some floral art. Spent another afternoon learning about the history of chocolate and Cadbury’s from 1826 to present day. Then recalling memories of our favourite chocolate bars from our childhood and chocolate tasting – of course!
And we marked International Bee Day learning more about these amazing little creatures. Did you know the busy little honey bee on average visits 5000 flower heads a day? To finish our day we had a good sing-along to Arthur Askey.