We are relaxing into the New Year, but do have some plans afoot!
We started the Year with a visit from a piper playing the bagpipes for residents. Reminiscent for many of Scottish Hogmanay, reels and country dancing. Here are some lovely photos of our residents raising a glass on New Years Day.
Everything seems a bit bare now, with the decorations taken down after Twelfth Night, so we are resuming our creative art with residents to brighten things up. And our florists are keen to make some arrangement. It’s so mild outside, we are all wondering if the daffodils will be early this year.
Like most of the nation we have good intentions to do more exercise! So we have Gunni Greygoose visiting to do some fun gentle fitness classes.
We also have some plans for trips out. First a visit to the new M & S Tollgate for a browse and a cuppa in their café. Then to our local garden centre for some planting inspiration as to what vegetables and flowers to grow this year.
We always celebrate Valentine’s Day each year with lots of craft and homemade cards. This year is no exception and we are also taking part in a Valentine’s Cake Bake Off with the other homes in our Heritage Manor group. We may well use International Chocolate Cake Day at the end of January for our trial run – any excuse!
There will be more of what we love most too this year. We are looking forward to welcoming back for the Spring Term the Muddy Boots children. Plus our favourite entertainers and theatre groups. And getting out in the garden in the spring. Dignity In Action Day on 1st February is also an important day for carers to highlight the importance of dignity in our roles and celebrate care services.