Thursday 23 February 2012

Creative Writing

Once upon a time in a Fakenham care home Heather de Lyon came and did a creative writing course which was very interesting and lots of fun. She brought in lots of pictures of different things and everyone picked out pictures they liked and then used the pictures to make up stories. Lauren (carer) has a hidden talent. 

John Harris on the Piano

John Harris came and entertained on the piano. He did lots of patriotic songs to celebrate the Queen's ascension and then did a musical quiz. We had to name the tunes he played and Renee was quite a star. 

Baking Patriotic Buns

As well as flower arranging the anniversary of the Queen's ascension to the throne gave us an excuse to do a bit of baking. The buns had a patriotic flavour and tasted as good as they looked!

The Lady Gardener and Flower Arranging

Rita  our Lady Gardener has been doing a bit of  winter decorating but she is also a talented flower arranger. She came to see us just before the anniversary of the Queen's ascension to the throne so she did some royal flower arrangements. The crowning glory was a floral crown but everyone had a chance to do an arrangement.

Sunday 5 February 2012

Where did January Go?

A warm welcome Joan Mansfield who has joined us from a home in Taverham.

Whilst there is rather a lack of photos to show, we have been busy in January. We've been bowling next door again with Lawrence the champion with 2 strikes. Thanks to everyone that came and helped.

Chat clubs included Chinese New Year, with Donna bringing in Chinese snacks and chopstick to eat them with. It's fun to find out which animal people's birth year is. This year is the year of the dragon.  (Donna's is a dragon...!)

We're very lucky to have employed Amy who is very qualified and good at activities and Vicky who is also very good, is doing more.

A rather last minute addition for Burn's night was a bag-piper, Richard, who came in and did the business. Gordon particularly enjoyed it of course, but some of the ladies had quite a giggle trying to catch a glimpse up his kilt. Apologies to those who don't enjoy the bagpipes- it seems you either love them or you don't but either way they're hard to ignore! We had haggis for tea for those that wanted it.

We are sorry to report that Betty Holt passed away in hospital on Christmas day.