We have lots of creative residents at West Eaton who enjoy sharing their hobbies and passions. Made all the more easier with the help of Rachel our Lifestyle lead, who is super creative too.
Planning our garden makeover
We have been enjoying the recent sunshine and beautiful countryside that surrounds West Eaton. We have ponies in the neighbouring fields which residents love to feed carrots. And our chickens are laying well. We need all the eggs we can get for our baking.
We made some marbled chocolate cupcakes with Baileys buttercream and icing shamrock decorations for St Patrick’s day. In celebration of Mother’s Day we made the scones. We enjoyed them with an afternoon tea with the best china. Eleanor’s grandson David played his violin for us which was an extra treat!
The sunshine has spurred us on to landscape our garden to make it more accessible. With the input of our residents our plans are ambitious. We welcome any help and advice – so anyone with contacts in the garden/paving world please get in touch.
We would like to create a wild flower meadow with winding paths through it. To raise some money for the garden project we are having a treasure hunt.
To take part : choose a square where you think the Easter goodies are hidden. Then, either come to West Eaton, or if you have a relative staying here and you want to select on their behalf then, let Rachel know. It is £1 a ticket and no more than two people per square.
We celebrated all those that care for us on Social Care Day. Residents made some bunting and gave out small gifts as a thank you to all our hardworking staff.
One of our residents Ian planted some hostas from his own garden into ours with the help of Wayne, our maintenance man. We planted them in memory of Ian’s wife Margaret on what would have been her birthday. Wayne also made a great hedgehog house. We are hoping a hedgehog will move in and keep slugs off the hostas!
Thanks to Hereford Growing Point we made lavender bags for all our residents. Very relaxing.
Residents are also enjoying lots of Easter activities including creating sock rabbits, marbling eggs to decorate our Easter tree and sending handmade Easter cards.
We received 5 eggs from Incredible Eggs https://www.incredibleeggs.co.uk/ and they all successfully hatched!
We had four golden and one brown ducklings. So sweet, super fluffy and very lively. Our residents have been enthralled and have enjoyed stroking and holding them! It was so funny introducing them to swimming!