Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Pumpkin Carving

For Halloween we carved some beautiful pumpkins. Rather than sticking to tradition we thought we'd modernise the old pumpkin, and instead of candles we used flowers. What do you think? They're less spooky but a lot more beautiful! I think a new Halloween tradition may have been found at Woodspring House.....

Scary and sweet

Lisa and Gwyneth arrange their pumpkin

Lisa and Gwyneth


Pauline adds a flower

Naughty and nice




Has a new halloween tradition been started at Woodspring?

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Sealife Centre, Pauline's birthday, cupcakes and The Dial House

September has been and gone, and October is already coming to an end. in the last couple of months many things have been going on at Woodspring House. Back in September it was Pauline's birthday, when Dennis Frere came in to sing for us. 

Then in early October we had a trip out to The Sealife Centre at Hunstanton. The forecast was dismal; flooding with high tides, but nothing would stop us! Then, later on in October Yvonne, Marie's granddaughter, came in to make cupcakes with the residents. The results, as you'll see, were delicious and they didn't hang around for long. 

And most recently, we had a trip out to The Dial House in Reepham as once again they hosted us with a Dementia Friendly luncheon. As always it was delicious and the friendly staff provided us with a lovely welcome.

The regulars on the dance floor 

Pauline, Betty and Dennis

Norman and Terri

Pauline receives her cake from Rosa

Dennis sings to Pauline


Dennis and Joan


Everyone at The Sealife centre

Splashing Around


Is it a shark.... is it a whale..... nooo it's a fish.

Gwyneth makes her cakes

Pauline does the mixing


The finished masterpiece 


Freda at The Dial House

Everyone at The Dial house

Friday, 27 September 2019

Making the Harvest Festival Plaque

As we are well into September and now looking at the beginning of October, it marks the time for Autumn and the Harvest Festival. To celebrate Woodspring made and designed their own Harvest Festival Plaque. We have also been doing some arts, with our own resident artist, Magda.

Steve hard at work making the plaque

Janet got stuck in to help

John concentrating

Magda concentrating on her masterpiece

Audrey choosing colours


Amy joining in
Betty weighing the flour

Donna and John

The finished masterpiece

The finished Harvest Festival Plaque ready for the service with Aileen from the Methodist Church

Michael and Freda

Tiger Lily (Carer Chilu's daughter) does some painting with the residents

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

The Summer Garden Party

At the end of August we hosted our family friendly garden party on "The Legion's" lawn. There were games for all ages, Pimms for the adults and Janet's husband Danny made trays of delicious cakes! It was a hot British day so thankfully we had the party tent to keep us nicely shaded. Sing a long music was provided by Ken and his ukulele. Thanks to everyone for coming out and joining us!

Ken plays his ukulele for everyone

Betty says "Cheers!" to the Pimms

Colette and Peggy 

Surrounding the party tent fighting for the shade


Who's the champion!?