Wednesday 28 April 2010

Welcome and Goodbye

We are pleased to welcome Anne Power who has come to stay with us for 2 weeks. We hope you will be very happy at Albany House.

On the staff front we welcome Mary, who will be working the evening shift. Coincidentally she helps the O'Dells, where we go to see the lambs, with their lambing.

We are sorry to report that John Mann has passed away. John was only with us for a short time but we got to know his family well and our thoughts are with them.

St George's Day Fair at the Church

On a beautiful sunny morning we walked up to the church to see what was on offer at their St George's day fair. It was also farmers' market day so there was plenty of interest on the way with wines and juices to sample as well as the smells and sights of the market. Fakenham Classic car club had some cars on display and Monica fancied a ride in a very smart Jaguar. We were amazed at quite how many people know Dick. On the way home we stopped to chat with some ex-racing greyhounds.

The Buskers

Donna heard some very good buskers on the street one market day and invited them to come and play at Albany House. Matt and Alex, known as Twisted Roots made a nice change from the usual music we often listen too as they played some great folky tunes on the fiddle and guitar.

Outing to See the Lambs

We took the bus to see the lambs at Lynn and John O'Dells farm at Tattersett. Lynn brought us an orphan lamb to say hello to everyone in the bus. This worried Pip the sheepdog a lot who would rounded us all up given the chance. We took the long route home, pottering slowly about the lanes to Rudham and then on to Raynham and home.

Friday 9 April 2010

Goodbye Ida

We are sorry to report that Ida Benson has passed away at the grand age of 103. Our thoughts are with her family.

Where did you get that hat?

A craft session with
Storm saw the creation of some wonderful Easter bonnets. These were brought out on parade on Easter Bank Holiday Monday, when Patsy Rose came to entertain. We had intended to have a competition but decided just to enjoy wearing them instead. Patsy played some great tunes to sing along and dance to. Walter, our newest resident, brought out his 'bones' and played along expertly. The rest of us did our bit with tambourines.