Friday, 18 January 2019

Movement to Music

This week's movement to music was great fun! We got the parachute out and Pauline's family and friends couldn't resist the fun so stayed longer to join in!
Pauline with her family and friends joined in the fun

Betty and Ken

Heather was away so Victoria and Donna were in charge

Monday, 14 January 2019

Brian's birthday

To celebrate Brian's birthday this month we had in Miss Kitty Collins to perform some jazz and rock numbers from the 40's up to the 60's! It was a great time and the usual suspects were up on the dance floor giving us their moves!
Brian and Carey

Miss Kitty Collins, Pauline and Steve

Joyce and Miss Kitty Collins


Pauline drags Tim onto the dancefloor

Brian blows out his birthday cake candles 

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Flower arranging and Thursford Trip

Before Christmas Rita, the Woodspring Gardener, came in to make some Christmas wreaths with the residents. The results were stunning. Then we returned to Thursford to enjoy the light spectacular, with a range of fluffy moving displays all in the Christmas theme.

Residents gather for a chat and a sit down

Ken shows off his fantastic wreath

Andrew in the process of making is wreath

John making his flower arrangement

Gwyneth looking pleased with her flower arrangement

Joan shares a laugh with Tim about Thursford

Everybody at Thursford with their 3D glasses on

Betty at Thursford

The January Activities Chart

The January activity chart is here! As you can see we have 5 residents and 4 staff birthdays this month so there are lots of parties!
Come and help us celebrate or call in any time!
Once a month we have a special day visiting another country or county of England. On Tuesday the 15th we are in London having a discussion in the morning then followed by a traditional lunch. The menu is not decided yet, so please post your ideas in the comments below!

Santa comes to Woodspring

Christmas may have been and gone but to remind us of the festive period in these bleak early January days here are some pictures of Christmas Eve at the home when Santa made a very special appearance after we had sung some carols around the piano with Patrick.

Residents gather to sing carols

Santa is in the building

Steve and Santa

Irene receives her present

Magda and Santa

Brian and Santa

Pauline and Santa

Audrey and Santa

Joyce and Santa

Andrew and Santa 

John and Santa

Eric has a laugh with Santa

Joan can't believe her eyes!

Ken receives his present

Andrew, "He should have gone to Specsavers"

Steve plays the piano for everyone

Patrick came in to play the carols on the piano

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Thursford Singers

This year we attended the Thursford singers again at Cranmer House. It was an excellent performance and there were even more people attending than last year. There were yummy mince pies and cakes to end to! Thank you Cranmer House for organising.

Brian and Wendy with the Thursford singers 

The Singers assemble

The singers and all the attendees

The group picture

Donna and Steve speak to one of the singers 

and then they get a picture together

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

The Christmas Party 2018

One of the highlights on the activities yearly calendar is the Residents Christmas Party which took place on Saturday. The Christmas Party brings together the residents, relatives, friends and staff for one big big party of dancing, singing food and drink. Patsy Rose came in to entertain and played all the hits that got people up and dancing. Then there was a huge buffet after organised by John the cook, thank you John! And thank you to everyone who came along too. A huge thank you to all the staff that made the party possible and a big shout out to those who came in specially for the party even when they weren't on shift.

Sam, Patricia and Angela

Everyone gathered in the orangery 

Everyone up to dance

The longest conga in Fakenham

Chloe and Betty

Victoria and Ken

Donna and Steve 

Everyone in the Orangery

Betty and Alan

Irene and Diane

The staff at the party

Jane and Audrey

Betty, Alan, Chloe and Levke

Lisa and Joan

Joyce and Ted

Party goers

Brian and Wendy

Eric and his son Tom

Andrew and Angela

Heather and Barbara

Staff picture! Huge thank you to all the staff who work so hard over the year and came to the Christmas party.

Kirsty, Rosa and her boyfriend

Levke and Frida

Pauline and Carlo

Chloe and Izzy

Magda and Tessa

The Conga!