Sunday, 18 March 2018

The Sport Relief sponsored mile

On Friday the residents, staff and relatives braved the cold to complete the Sport Relief sponsored mile! The group managed to raise an impressive £80 while out on the walk, so we are currently over £130 raised and climbing. Congrats and a huge well done to everyone who took part and a big thank you to everyone who helped out on the day. Here are some pictures of the days antics. If you would like to donate please do so on our Givingpage, the link is here:

The group getting ready to set off from Woodspring House

Steve and Lyn 

Eric, at 100 years old, joins in the sponsored walk

A quick stop for some shopping

Another group picture in the centre of town



The Jester 

A necessary pit stop of food and drink

Monday, 12 March 2018

Betty's birthday!

On the 3rd of March we celebrated Betty's birthday in a joyous celebration of singing and dancing. We had a wonderful performance from the Banjo man, who got everyone up and dancing in our new orangery. I think the pictures speak for themselves.

That's a big grin! Betty with her cake.

 Everyone in the new Orangery for the banjo man!

 The banjo man with (yes you guessed it) his banjo!

 What a congregation!

 Betty and all her family, who came to Woodspring to celebrate

 Irene, Pauline and her son watch the performance

 Pauline loving the music!

 Pauline, Julia and Chloe get up and dance

 Birthday girl Betty with her son, Alan on the dance floor

 Marjorie with her daughter Judith

 Chloe and Audrey have a dance

 Irene enjoying the music from the comfort of her seat!

 Everyone getting involved

 and again!

 He wont be out of a job just yet, Betty's daughter has a go on the Banjo

 Carlo and John have a dance

 Betty is presented with her incredible cake

 The banjo man does a personal performance for Betty

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Sponsored Sport Relief mile!

Woodspring House are doing the sponsored walk through Fakenham to raise money for Sport Relief on the 16th March. Residents and staff will be completing the mile which starts at Woodspring House, goes through the town, along the river to Hempton, stopping off at the garden centre for tea and coffee and then home.

We also want to raise as much money as possible SO PLEASE SPONSOR US! It's for a fantastic cause so why not?! We have a giving page set up for your donations, so please follow this link to donate .

We also need helpers on the day, so if you are available to push wheelchairs please let Victoria or Donna know, It's always a barrel of laughs and a good time so come along and enjoy a jolly walk through Fakenham!

RSVP on our Facebook event too, follow this link:

This is a picture of last year's group

Merriment and Miming

In this cold weather we've kept the merriment inside, but that's not difficult when you have staff and residents like ours! In Tuesday's chat club Chloe and Julia did a miming performance. Flamingoes, penguins and Pauline and Julia as a couple of sharks... could you tell?!

 Pauline and Julia as a pair of sharks

 Chloe and Julia make such graceful flamingoes!

And adorable penguins too!

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Chinese New Year, chat club games and 5 generations!

To celebrate the Chinese New Year we have been enjoying some Chinese cuisine and trying out eating with some chopsticks! Also we had Phyllis' family come in. Jade, Phyllis' great grand daughter brought in her baby son, so that all 5 generations were together at once! And then in chat club we have been getting the games out again, which proved a huge hit!

 Betty, Victoria and Ena play snakes and ladders

 Gwyneth, Irene and Diane play dominoes

 Ena plays with Victoria

 Audrey and Gwyneth have a go with the chopsticks

 Pauline and Betty have a go

 John masters the art

 Irene and her daughter Diane have a go

2 month old baby Sebastin with Great Great grand mother Phyllis. Nikki on the left is Grandmother. Jade on right is mum and Barry in the middle is great grand dad.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Pancake day!

It wouldn't be Shrove Tuesday without pancakes so that's exactly what we did! Everyone really enjoyed making the pancakes and a few even had a go at tossing them!
 Ena weighing the ingredients

Magda enjoying her mixing duties

 Ena gets stuck in

 Ena has a go at tossing the pancake!

 Audrey has a go!

 Now Magda!

 And Andrew!

And a fantastic toss from Betty!

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Movement to Music, trip to Bawdeswell and young visitors.

Gosh what a busy month January has been! Even though the social media rep has been MIA for the last few weeks, Woodspring House has been really busy! As ever Heather has been getting everyone going in Movement to Music. There was also a trip to Bawdeswell Garden Centre for a dementia friendly lunch, where a bit of shopping was had. In chat club people have been reminiscing about their favourite old toys and having a good with them again and I mustn't forget to mention we had Burns night, where resident Scot, Betty, showed us how it was done!

Betty and Heather dance the Gay Gordons on Burns Day, there was Haggis after.

And they keep going.....

 Gosh, they'll need a haggis after all this dancing!

 Emma, staff member brought in 5 month old Lathan for a visit. Here is Andrew having a cuddle.

 Victoria and Lathan smile for the camera!

 Gwyneth teaches Heather how to waltz

 Now just Gwyneth shows them how its done

 And then all three ladies, Betty, Heather and Gwyneth

 Movement to music again, this time with an even bigger crowd!

 Joan with her friend Janet.

 Heather getting another dance lesson from Gwyneth

 Everyone gets moving in Movement to music!

 Andrew provides the percussion.

 Audrey and Brian in Movement to music

 All together now!

 Brian at Bawdeswell garden centre.

 Betty at Bawedeswell garden cente - finding herself the perfect gift!

 Gwyneth admiring the displays at Bawdeswell

 Joan shopping for a new bag.

 Betty and Pauline happy with their shopping purchases!

 Audrey is less enthusiastic about the items in Bawdeswell Garden Centre

 Andrew and Peggy at Bawdeswell

Gwyneth, Brian and Victoria at Bawdeswell Garden Centre

 Ena with the pop-up toy

 Audrey with Little Red Riding Hood

 Joan with the spinning thing..

 Irene and her daughter Diane with the spinning thing

 Diane has a go with the cup and ball.

 Irene with the upside down doll.

 Ena makes a fine job with the yo-yo.

 Victoria has a go with the yo-yo.

 Brian shows everyone how its done!

 Betty has a go.

 Gwyneth with the pop-up toy.

Chris the cook can't resist and has a go with the yo-yo.