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August 2020+

Well here we are, at the end of August. The summer almost over, nights drawing in and that autumnal chill in the air. We have been busy this month with a variety of activities.

We have been out on the mini-bus to Minnis Bay, St Margaret’s Bay and Pegwell Bay, really lovely to blow the cobwebs away. Taste it Tuesday had us visiting ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Jamaica, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey and ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece. We sampled beetroot soup, Hot Chicken and Rice, lamb Kebabs and Greek Yogurt and Honey just a few examples of the menu. Fizzy Friday we tried Passion Fruit Martini’s, Non Alcoholic Tropical Fizz, Classic 1940 Moscow Mule and a Sea Breeze.

We picked apples and lavender in our Gardening Club to use in our craft and cooking group. Our baking group made apple crumble, cheese scones, rocky road, jam tarts, fruit cake, cheese straws and mini-pizzas. After all that baking and eating we managed to fit in a couple of exercise sessions. In Arts and Crafts we made lavender bags and bouquets to use to raise money for Breast Cancer Day. We painted still life of flowers and sat in the garden to paint trees. We replicated the wall paper in the Brighton Pavillon and Prepared and painted Birthday cards. Cinema Club we watched The Kings Speech, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Guys and Dolls,  Mumma Mia and Hello Dolly to name but a few. In between all these activities we have had a crafty nap.

July 2020+

We have had some wonderful weather during June, really hot days. We have been in the garden making the most of the sun and soaking up that vitamin D. The gardening club planted up pots with sage, mint and lavender, hopefully the kitchen will make use of them once they are established.

We have baked cakes, coconut, chocolate cornflake cakes, Rocky road and fruit cake. Our art classes were inspired by the sea this month. We painted Pictures of dolphins and jellyfish on paper plates, which made a wonderful display in the lounge. The cinema club showed a mixture of films such as, Samson and Delilah, Return of the Musketeers, 49th Parallel, Anastasia to name but a few.

We sampled Whisky punch, white wine spritzer, fizzy apple and orange, beer and fizzy blackberry on ‘Fizzy Friday’. ‘Taste it Tuesday’ we visited France๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท and and had French cheese selection with baguette, grapes and French wine. We had Jamaican ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ jerk chicken, rice, crackers and super malt beer. Across to Asia for a Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญRed curry, rice and Singha beer and lastly back to Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นfor spaghetti bolognese, pizza and Italian chianti. It was all very tasty and enjoyed by all of us. We had a trip out on the mini-bus to Ramsgate which was most enjoyable. For those of us who can’t get about as much we had hand massages and seated exercise classes that help keep us going after all that food and drink.

We kept the ‘Little Grey Cells’ active with quizzes and board games as we know it’s important to keep the brain active as well as the body.

What a wonderfully hot July we have had. It’s been glorious, just a shame we can’t go anywhere. But that does not mean to say we have not been busy.

We have travelled afar on our   ‘Taste it Tuesday’. We took in Australia, Czeck Republic, Peru and Hungary. We sampled the delights of these far flung countries and again the catering staff excelled themselves. Not only did we taste the food but we discussed the country’s and then had a quiz to see how much we had absorbed. We have been entertained by the staff. We had a Karaoke, staff members singing ABBA songs for us and we joined in. We have had our usual arts and crafts and quizzes to keep the brain active.

We had a Church Service, for which we are always grateful, as we know how stretched our church is, not having a village Vicar and we appreciate the time that they give to us. We had a residents meeting, a chance to discuss matters that may concern us and to put forward ideas that we would like to see implemented in the future. We have had trips out on the Mini-Bus which blows the cobwebs away.

We have a new Summer House which is much larger than the old one and can accommodate more people. Fizzy Friday had sampling cocktails of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic variety. Really it’s all go, and it’s wonderful that we are kept on our toes.

June 2020+

Well we are well in to Spring now. We are still in lockdown though but at least the weather has been wonderful and we can make the most of the beautiful garden that we have.

With no visitors coming and going we have been kept occupied with an array of activities. ‘Taste it Tuesday’ has seen us visiting Canada, Cuba, Vietnam and Indonesia, very different flavours and unusual food from Canada, bacon and pancakes?  Fizzy Friday we tested Pimms’s with lemonade, Sangria with lemon and lime and gin with a choice of tonic, lemon or orangeade. Film Club saw some old favourites and some new arrivals but the popcorn was the same.

We celebrated VE Day, which we all remembered. At 10.30 we had a briefing on the days activities. We started with a VE Day quiz, just to make sure ‘Those Little Grey Cells’ we’re working. This was followed by a Fish and Chip lunch for us and staff. After lunch we were entertained by Mandy Reynolds and at 3pm we all sat down for afternoon tea a great day was had by all and many memories came back to a lot of us. 


Those that could, took part in the Residents meeting to discuss any worries that we might have, especially at these uncertain times. We are continuing to Face Time our families and phone them, which we all feel is very helpful and keeps us close. In our baking club we made vanilla cup-cakes, rice crispy cakes, coffee cake and scones. As the weather has been so good we have had many garden games. Hoopla, giant naughts and crosses and dominoes, croquet and numerous seated ball games. The gardening club were in action repotting their carnations and placing them out for all to see. And the art class got us painting a sunflower field and using balloons as flowers, we painted a vase of balloons.

We used potato stencils to make pictures of butterflies and dandelions. For those of us who can’t join in with activities, we had hand massages and manicures, there is never a dull moment. We look forward to the day that the world comes back to some normality.

In the meantime you keep safe as we will.

May 2020+

Well we are still in Lockdown but keeping busy. The weather has been lovely so plenty of time spent in the garden. We have taken up reading the newspapers together, just so we can get an idea of what the rest of the world is doing during these extraordinary times.

We are still ‘Face Timing’ family members and talking on the phone. We have had our usual mix of arts and crafts, baking, bingo and quiz’s. Our exercise classes with Tony, Georgia and Pattie have kept us moving.

Our singing voices were put to the test with an ABBA karaoke. We have had film afternoons, with some old favourites and treated to manicures and hand massages. We have been in the garden with the gardening club and the greenhouse is coming on a treat with tomatoes. We have had a church service but because of Lockdown it was conducted by Home Staff.

We do pray that everyone keeps safe. All of the staff are doing a wonderful job and let’s keep our fingers crossed that ‘The Virus’ is soon no longer with us.

April 2020+

Well, here we are and March already behind us. We have been busy, even with the restrictions on the home with the Coronavirus. We managed to get two trips out to the ‘Tulip Tea Room’ and Deal Sea Front before we went in to self isolation. All the staff are working incredibly hard to keep our minds and bodies active in these uncertain times.

The alcoholic drinks on ‘Fizzy Friday’ are certainly doing the trick to keep ‘our spirits’ up. We have sampled Vodkas and tonic, red wine, Prosecco and orange fizz, beer, fruit punch and banana milkshake’s to name but a few.

Even though we can not leave the home we have visited Asia, Poland, Ireland, Japan and Turkey on ‘Taste it Tuesday’. This included St Patrick’s day, which we celebrated in fine style. As usual the catering staff excel themselves to give us the delights of food from different countries.

We have had exercise classes to keep us moving and our usual creative art, games and gardening activities.

Film club presented us with a variety of movies including, Gallipoli, The Inn if the Sixth Happiness, How to catch a Thief and many more. We have missed our singing entertainment, from our usual talented artists of the area but I’m sure they will be back when when everything is back to normal.

Meanwhile keep safe everyone.

March 2020+

COVID - 19 Update:

 

Due to the risk to our residents we are no longer having external entertainment, however for the foreseeable future we will be increasing our in house entertainment.

 

Coming soon our weekly blog

February 2020+

Well here we are the start of a new decade. With the Christmas and New Year festivities out of the way it’s  business as usual. Our old musical friends Jon Beetham, Tom Abraham’s, Chris Field, Jasmine, Geoff Stephens, Stella and ole favourite Glenda have sung and played in the start of the year. We enjoyed, as always, the Church service,  conducted by the village elders, which we appreciate very much as we haven’t, at this time, a permanent Vicar.

We have been out and about on ‘Tony’s Tours’, weather permitting. We visited Preston Tea Gardens, Gibson’s Farm Shop, The Tadpole Tea room and MamaFeelGood’s. We ventured further a field with ‘Taste It Tuesday’. Tasting the delights of Algeria, Greece, The Czech Republic and the United States of America. Fizzy Friday we toasted Sangria, Fruit Smoothie, Wine, Lemon and Lime Bellini, Shandy, Prosecco and White Wine Spritzer.

We had all our usual arts, crafts, baking, hand massage and bingo, which keeps us all busy. We are looking forward to getting back to the gardening club when the weather improves. We finished the month with a residents meeting to plan what we would like to do in 2020.

Well February was a wet one. We kept an eye on the river and the cellar to see if we needed to hand out life jackets. Joking apart it’s been quite miserable on the outside but inside we have been very busy to make up for the weather. We have visited Peru, Russia, and Jamaica on ‘Taste it Tuesday’ and off coarse we celebrated Pancake Day and the staff raced each other while tossing their pancakes. ‘Fizzy Friday’ had us tasting Bucks Fizz, Shandy, Prosecco, Strawberry-lemonade and Guineas.

Even with the rain we managed to have trips out when the sun shone. We took trips too the Elam Valley vin yard and the valley itself is very beautiful. Preston garden Centre is always a favourite and they do very good tea and cake. We also tried the Tulip tea rooms in Bridge and I’m sure we will revisit in the coming months.

The Film afternoon saw some old favourites. The Kings Speech, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Top Hat and many more. We have been entertained by Chris Field, Geoff Stephens, Jon Beetham, Jasmine, old favourite Glenda and a special Valentines Day sing along with Mandy Reynolds. We joined the over 60’s club at Littlebourne village hall for a Bingo afternoon with a very delicious tea.

We had a residents meeting to discuss any concerns, things we would like to do in the coming months and menu changes. Once again we are grateful to the Church elders who give their time up to come in an hold a service for us. We can only hope the weather improves and we can, in the coming months, get out in to the garden with our gardening club,  roll on summer.

January 2020+

We entered the Christmas month with a choir who sang beautifully and we all joined in which got us in to the ‘Festive Spirit’. We enjoyed parties throughout the month. We were invited to join the children at Littlebourne CofE Primary School for their festivities which was wonderful. And of course or own home party in which relatives and staff enjoyed a splendid buffet and entertainment. The catering staff always put on a great feast for us and work really hard to ensure we enjoy ourselves. Jasmine entertained us with her singing and we joined in with the songs, we also had a fabulous raffle with lots of prizes. It was especially lovely watching residents grandchildren enjoying the time with us.

Our usual ‘Taste it Tuesday’ had us visit France, Greece and Egypt. Our Fizzy Fridays where mainly Prosecco based as it was Christmas so we had a lot of bubbles. At the cinema club, we watched Festive based films such as, Miracle on 34th Street, The Snowman, Meet me in St Louis along with many others. The months musical entertainment saw Glenda, Geoff Stevens, Tom Abraham’s, Jon Beetham and Chris Fields singing Carols and the Littlebourne Brownie Group came in to see us as well.

Christmas dinner was delicious, and we were joined by staff and residents relatives so as you can imagine there were lots of us and again the kitchen staff excelled. Santa Claus came and we all had a bag of goodies, distributed by Santa’s little helpers. We now look forward to 2020, a new decade, a new year with different challenges.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

December 2019+

Well November started with a ‘Bang’. The fireworks were wonderful and we all really enjoyed them and we had the added musical entertainment of Glenda, who is always a favourite. We have carried on the musical theme this month with a Staff/Resident Karaoke and entertained by Geoff Stephens, Alan Harry, Tom Abrahams and Jon Beetham, who always get us singing and dancing. We had a church service, which is always appreciated, that our local Lay Preachers take the time to fit us in.

We also reflected the past conflicts on Remembrance Sunday. ‘Taste it Tuesday’ we travelled to Argentina, Japan, Belgium, Romania and Germany, which our German residents loved. ‘Fizzy Friday’ had us tasting gin and tonic, raspberry lemonade, fizzy mango, sparkling rose and grapefruit, pina coladas, passion fruit martini, fruit punch and sparkling lemonade and lime. We have had a variety of films to watch on our Cinema afternoons. The King and I, Top Hat, Sherlock Holmes and many more.

‘Tony’s Trips Out’ took us to Mama Feel Goods coffee shop, Preston Garden Centre, always good for a cuppa and Chatham garden centre. We were entertained by a very agile Belly Dancer and some of us attempted to replicate the moves. We finished the month with a residents meeting to discuss any concerns that we may have and projects we would like to see in the future. We are looking forward to the Festive Cheer of December

November 2019+

October, the Witching month and what fun we had carving our pumpkins and the designs were amazing. It’s been rather a wet month and the garden is looking really autumnal now even though there are still patches of colour where the last of the flowers are still in bloom. We have had our arts and craft days and been very creative in our work. Our usual musical entertainers have been in. Tom, Chris, Glenda, Jon, Geoff, Jasmine and a new comer called Alan, they were all very good and we always enjoy a sing-a-long. Tony has taken us out on the mini-bus to visit the Spitfire museum at Manston airport, the Chillingham tea rooms, Preston Garden Centre and the Tadpole Tea room, which sounds like something out of Harry Potter. We have visited China, Italy, Poland, France and Asia on our ‘Taste it Tuesday’ all very delicious from our catering department. Fizzy Friday had us sampling Long Island iced Tea, pink Majito, cloudy Lemonade, Expresso martini’s, sparkling apple and raspberry lemonade with Bacardi, white wine spritzer’s, red wine and ice cream sodas. We watched Charlie Chaplin, Dr Zhivago, Norman Wisdom, Camelot, The 39 Steps and The Kings Speech to name but a few. We visited the village hall for bingo and afternoon tea, always lovely to catch up with our friends. Zoe held our gardening club and we discussed what we needed to do in the coming winter months in and out of the greenhouse. We held a residents meeting and had a church service where we gave thanks for the Harvest and the local farming community. We are looking forward to next month and Bonfire night. Before you know it The Festive Season will be upon us.

September 2019+

We are now at the end of the summer months and that autumnal nip is in the air.

The garden is still in bloom though and we are still managing to get out amongst the flowers during the day when it’s warm. We have had another busy month with visits to the Staple vineyard, Weatherspoons for fish and chips, Tadpole Coffee Shop, Mama Feelgood Coffee Shop and two trips to the village hall for an afternoon tea and bingo session. Further afield we have visited Vietnam, Cuba, India and Spain on our ‘Taste it Tuesday’ treat, all very flavoursome and once again the catering staff did a great job.

We have been entertained by our usual wonderful singers. Jon Beetham, Geoff Stephens, Chris Field, Glenda and Jasmine and her 60’s Divas, we always have a sing along with them. Our cinema club had some classic films on offer. Brief Encounter, Rebecca, The Man With The Golden Gun, and many more. We have had our usual ‘Arts and Crafts’, manicures, exercise classes, cooking and one-to-ones. Fizzy Friday had us sampling Mojitoes, Passion fruit Mojitoes, Pina Coladas, Passion Fruit Martinis, Pink Lemonade and for those who prefer not to have alcohol sampled non-alcoholic raspberry Mojitoes.

The staff, visitors and residents enjoyed fund raising for Macmillan by holding an afternoon tea and cake event. We ended the month with a residents meeting to air  any concerns we may have and to discuss what we would like to do in future months. Looking forward to what’s in store next month with Halloween high on the agenda.

August 2019+

The month of August, when the surrounding country side is waiting for the farmers to bring in the harvest. Our own gardening club have been busy in the greenhouse and on the raised bed bringing in our produce. We have had an abundance of tomatoes, rhubarb, runner beans and plants. We have been out and about with Tony on the Mini-bus to various destinations around the coast, a favourite is Deal where we have ice-creams along the beach.

The village hall has entertained us this month with afternoon tea and a Bingo afternoon which was really enjoyable. It’s lovely to meet residents of the village. We have had our usual musical entertainers. Jon, Tom, Glenda, Mandy, Geoff and Chris for a sing-song. The Arabic dancer returned to give us all another display of agility on the dance floor and we joined in with the percussion instruments. ‘Taste it Tuesday’ had the delights of the catering staff getting us to taste Thai, Italian, Pakistani and Australian Food which were all very delicious.

‘Fizzy Friday’ is always a treat. Gin and Tonics, Bucks Fizz, Shandy’s and Ice cream sodas. We have had cinema club, arts and crafts, painting, chair aerobics, quizzes and dance sessions, we do seem to cram in so much, keeping us on our toes. Our resident meeting went well, these are always useful for both residents and staff to put forward suggestions and concerns that may arise.

We had the Church Service for those who wished to attend and we are always grateful that they make time to come in to the home to allow us to have this service. Here’s looking forward to September, which I’m sure will be as full and entertaining.

April 2019+

This month on the 5th of April our lovely Resident Peggy turns 100 , she had a lovely cake and plenty of birthday cards, including a birthday card from the Queen to mark her centenary.

We would like to this opportunity to wish Peggy a very happy 100th birthday and heres to many more!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday Activities

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Sep

10.30 am PAINTING/ARTS AND CRAFTS SESSION 10.30 am BOARD GAMES/SCRABBLE/BRIDGE 2.30 pm ‘TAS

Wednesday Activities

02

Sep

11.00 am CHURCH SERVICE 2.30 pm BINGO AFTERNOON  

Thursday Activities

03

Sep

10.30 am BAKING SESSION 2.30 pm EXERCISES 3.30 pm MANICURES  

Friday Activities (Fizzy Friday)

04

Sep

10.30 am QUIZ 2.30 pm ‘FIZZY FRIDAY’  

Saturday Activities

05

Sep

10.30 am SCRABBLE/BOARD GAMES/TOVERTAFEL  2.30 pm EXERCISES/GUESSING BOX  

Sunday Activities

06

Sep

10.30 am BAKING SESSION 2.30 pm BINGO AFTERNOON  

Monday Activities

07

Sep

10.30 am QUIZ  10.30 am MANICURES 2.30 pm TRIP BY MINIBUS  &

Tuesday Activities

08

Sep

10.30 am PAINTING/ARTS AND CRAFTS SESSION 10.30 am BOARD GAMES/SCRABBLE/BRIDGE 2.30 pm ‘TAS

Wednesday Activities

09

Sep

10.30 am EXERCISES/GUESSING BOX 2.30 pm BINGO AFTERNOON  

Thursday Activities

10

Sep

10.30 am BAKING SESSION  2.30 pm CARD/BOARD GAMES  

Friday Activities (Fizzy Friday)

11

Sep

10.30 am QUIZ 2.30 pm ‘FIZZY FRIDAY’ 3.15 pm SINGING AND DANCING WITH POM POMS&am

Saturday Activities

12

Sep

10.30 am SCRABBLE/BOARD GAMES 2.30 pm EXERCISES/GUESSING BOX  

Sunday Activities

13

Sep

10.30 am BAKING SESSION 2.30 pm BINGO AFTERNOON  

Monday Activities

14

Sep

10.30 am QUIZ  10.30 am MANICURES 2.30 pm TRIP BY MINIBUS  

Tuesday Activities

15

Sep

10.30 am PAINTING/ARTS AND CRAFTS SESSION 10.30 am BOARD GAMES/SCRABBLE/BRIDGE  2.30 pm &

Wednesday Activities

16

Sep

10.30 am EXERCISES/GUESSING BOX 2.30 pm BINGO AFTERNOON  

Thursday Activities

17

Sep

10.30 am BAKING SESSION  10.30 am SCRABBLE/BOARD GAMES 2.30 pm TRIP BY MINIBUS 

Friday Activities (Fizzy Friday)

18

Sep

10.30 am QUIZ 10.30 am MANICURES 2.30 pm ‘FIZZY FRIDAY’ 3.15

Saturday Activities

19

Sep

10.30 am PAINTING SESSION 2.30 pm CARD/BOARD GAMES  

Sunday Activities

20

Sep

10.30 am BAKING SESSION  2.30 pm BINGO AFTERNOON  

Recent Events

August 2020+

Film Afternoon

01

Aug

11.00 am CHURCH SERVICE 2.30 pm “FILM AFTERNOON” 3.00 pm “TUCK SHOP” 3.30 pm TOVERTAFEL

Tom Abrahams Entertainment / Bingo

02

Aug

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY” TEA PARTY 3.00 pm GARDEN GAMES

Fizzy Friday / Quiz / Garden Games

03

Aug

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY” TEA PARTY 3.00 pm GARDEN GAMES

Tovertafel / Tony's Tours

06

Aug

10.30 am TOVERTAFEL 2.30 pm TRIP BY MINI BUS  

Taste Tuesday / Alexa / Garden Games

07

Aug

10.30 am GARDEN GAMES 2.30 pm “TASTE TUESDAY” AND “TRAVEL THE WORLD” ASIAN FOOD 3.30 pm SINGING AND

Baking / Film Afternoon

08

Aug

10.30 am BAKING AND PAINTING-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm “FILM AFTERNOON 3.00 pm “TUCK SHOP” 3.30 pm TOVERTAFEL AN

Arts and Crafts / Bingo

09

Aug

10.30 am ARTS AND CRAFTS/PAINTING-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm BINGO

Quiz / Fizzy Friday / Garden Games

10

Aug

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY”-TEA PARTY 3.30 pm GARDEN GAMES

Quiz / Tony's Tours

13

Aug

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ 2.30 pm TRIP BY MINI BUS

Taste Tuesday / Alexa / Garden Games

14

Aug

10.30 am GARDEN GAMES 2.30 pm “TASTE TUESDAY” AND”TRAVEL THE WORLD” GERMAN FOOD 3.30 pm SINGING AND

Jon Beetham Entertainment / Film Afternoon / Tovertafel

15

Aug

10.30 am JON BEETHAM ENTERTAINMENT 2.30 am “TUCK SHOP” 3.00 pm “FILM AFTERNOON” 3.30 pm TOVERTAFEL

Fizzy Friday / Quiz / Garden Games

17

Aug

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY”-TEA PARTY 3.00 pm GARDEN GAMES

Quiz / Manicures

20

Aug

10.30 am QUIZ-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm MANICURES

Taste Tuesday / Alexa / Garden Games

21

Aug

10.30 am GARDEN GAMES 2.30 pm “TASTE TUESDAY” AND”TRAVEL THE WORLD” SPANISH FOOD 3.30 pm SINGING AN

Arts and Crafts / Film Afternoon / Tovertafel Games

22

Aug

10.30 am ARTS AND CRAFTS/PAINTING 2.30 pm “FILM AFTERNOON” 3.00 pm “TUCK SHOP” 3.30 pm TOVERTAFEL G

Tom Abrahams Entertainment / Bingo / Manicures

23

Aug

11.00 am TOM ABRAHAMS 2.30 pm BINGO 3.30 pm MANICURES-KING WILLIAM

Quiz / Fizzy Friday / Garden Games

24

Aug

10.30 am QUIZ-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY”-TEA PARTY 3.00 pm GARDEN GAMES

Quiz / Manicures

27

Aug

10.30 am QUIZ 2.30 pm MANICURES

Geoff Stephens Entertainment / Taste Tuesday / Garden Games

28

Aug

11.00 am GEOFF STEPHENS ENTERTAINMENT 2.30 pm “TASTE TUESDAY” AND “TRAVEL THE WORLD” JAPANESE FOOD

Arts and Crafts / Film Afternoon / Tovertafel Games

29

Aug

10.30 am ARTS AND CRAFTS 2.30 am “FILM AFTERNOON” 3.00 am “TUCK SHOP” 3.30 pm TOVERTAFEL

Baking / Bingo / Manicures

30

Aug

10.30 am BAKING AND PAINTING 2.30 am BINGO 3.30 am MANICURES-KING WILLIAM

Quiz / Fizzy Friday / Garden Games

31

Aug

10.30 am QUIZ 2.30 “FIZZY FRIDAY”-TEA PARTY 3.30 am GARDEN GAMES

Church Service

04

Aug

4th September 11.00 am (Wednesday) Church Service The Holy Communion service will be held monthly 11.00 a.m. for any resi

Tea Afternoon

06

Aug

6th August 2.00 pm Tea afternoon at Littlebourne village hall.

Taste it Tuesday

06

Aug

‘Taste it Tuesday’ THAILAND FOOD

Garden Club

07

Aug

10:30 am Garden Club

Music Entertainment

08

Aug

11 am Music Entertainment with Glenda

Music Entertainment

11

Aug

2:30 pm Music Entertainment with Sandy

Music Entertainment

12

Aug

2:30 pm Music Entertainment with Geoff Stephens

Taste it Tuesday

13

Aug

2:30 pm Taste it Tuesday Italian Food

Garden Club

14

Aug

10:45 am Garden Club

Bingo at the Village Hall

15

Aug

2pm Bingo at the Village Hall

Music Entertainment

19

Aug

11 am Music Entertainment with Tom Abrahams

Taste it Tuesday

20

Aug

2:30 pm Taste it Tuesday food from Pakistan

Taste it Tuesday

27

Aug

11 am Residents Meeting,   2:30 pm Taste it Tuesday food from Australia

Garden Club

28

Aug

10:15 am Garden Club 11 am Music Entertainment with Chris Field  

Taste it Tuesday

04

Aug

10.30 am PAINTING SESSION 2.30 pm ‘TASTE IT TUESDAY’ RUSSIAN FOOD 3.00 pm &ls

Wednesday Activities (Church Service)

05

Aug

10.30 am MANICURES 11.00 am CHURCH SERVICE 2.30 pm BINGO AFTERNOON  2.30

Thursday Activities (Garden Club)

06

Aug

10.30 am EXERCISES/GARDEN GAMES WITH GEORGIA 10.30 am TOVERTAFEL/INDIVIDUAL WORK 2.30 pm ‘T

Friday Activities (Fizzy Friday)

07

Aug

10.30 am QUIZ 10.30 am MANICURES 2.30 pm ‘FIZZY FRIDAY’ 3.15

Saturday Activities (Baking)

09

Aug

10.30 am BAKING SESSION  2.30 pm EXERCISES AND GARDEN GAMES WITH GEORGIA

Sunday Activities (Painting & Bingo)

09

Aug

10.30 am PAINTING SESSION 2.30 pm BINGO AFTERNOON

Blog Week 17

09

Aug

WEEK 17 BLOG This week we have been experiencing some of the hottest temperatures on record. Activities were kept to ones

July 2020+

Garden Games / Geoff Stephens Entertainment

30

Jul

10.30 am GARDEN GAMES 2.00 pm GEOFF STEPHENS ENTERTAINMENT

Taste Tuesday

31

Jul

11.00 am RESIDENT’S MEETING 2.30 pm “TASTE TUESDAY” AND”TRAVEL THE WORLD” EGYPTIAN FOOD 3.30

Music Entertainment

15

Jul

2:30pm Geoff Stephens Classic 40's, 50's, 60's, Country, Irish and Easy Listening In a career spanning two decades Geoff Stephens w

Taste it Tuesday

16

Jul

2.30 pm Taste it Tuesday-Peruvian food, 3.00 pm Travel the world-information and quiz about Peru

Bingo at the War Memorial Hall

18

Jul

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month 2.00 pm Come along for a friendly game of bingo in the lounge. Refreshments included £1 entra

Taste it Tuesday

23

Jul

2.30 pm Taste it Tuesday-Russian food, 3.00 pm Travel the world-information and quiz about Russia

Music Entertainment

24

Jul

24th July 11.00 am (Wednesday) Chris Field music entertainment "Chris Field has been a professional singer ente

Taste it Tuesday & Residents Meeting

30

Jul

11 am Residents Meeting 2.30 pm Taste it Tuesday-Turkish food, 3.00 pm Travel the world-

Karaoke

31

Jul

3.00 pm (Thursday)  Staff Karaoke Staff Karaoke for the Residents (Main House)

Baking

01

Jul

10:30 am Baking sessions

Church Service

01

Jul

11:00 am Church Service

Bingo Afternoon

01

Jul

2:30 pm Bingo Afternoon

Exercise With Tony

02

Jul

10:30 am Exercises With Tony also 10:30 am Manicures

Minibus Trip

02

Jul

Tony's Tours mini bus trip at 2:30pm

Quiz

02

Jul

10:30 am Quiz  also  10:30 am Indi

Fizzy Friday

03

Jul

2:30 pm Fizzy Friday!   3:15 pm Singing and dancing with pom poms

Board Games & Exercises

04

Jul

10:20 am Exercises and Board Games   2:30 pm Quiz

Baking and Bingo

05

Jul

10:30 am Baking session   2:30 pm Bingo Afternoon

Blog Week 13

06

Jul

It seems incredible that we are now in July and have been in ‘lockdown’ for over three months. The we

Taste it Tuesday

07

Jul

This weeks Taste it Tuesday sees us sampling delights from Prague

Blog Week 15

12

Jul

WEEK 15 BLOG This week included lots of old favourites, Bingo, Scrabble, Baking, Painting and some routine exercise. The

Monday Quiz

20

Jul

10.30 am QUIZ 10.30 am INDIVIDUAL WORK 10.30 am MANICURES 3.00 pm STAFF KARAOKE F

Taste it Tuesday

21

Jul

10.30 am TRIP BY MINIBUS 2.30 pm ‘TASTE IT TUESDAY’ HUNGARIAN FOOD 3.00 pm &l

Garden Games

22

Jul

10.30 am GARDEN GAMES 2.30 pm BINGO AFTERNOON 2.30 pm INDIVIDUAL WORK

Minibus Trip

23

Jul

10.30 am CARD/BOARD GAMES 10.30 am EXERCISES/GUESSING BOX WITH TONY 2.30 pm TRIP BY MINIBUS

Dancing with Pom Poms

24

Jul

10.30 am QUIZ 10.30 am MANICURES 2.30 pm ‘FIZZY FRIDAY’ 3.15

Baking and Garden Games

25

Jul

10.30 am BAKING SESSION 2.30 pm EXERCISES AND GARDEN GAMES WITH GEORGIA

Painting and Bingo

26

Jul

10.30 am PAINTING SESSION 2.30 pm BINGO AFTERNOON

June 2020+

Exercises with Tony

01

Jun

10.30 am Exercises with Tony

Quiz

01

Jun

11.15 am Quiz

Fizzy Friday

01

Jun

Fizzy Friday experiencing fizzy drinks

summer Fair

02

Jun

Littlebourne House hold the Summer Fair on 2nd of June from 2pm - 5pm. Jasmine will entertain us by singing Jazz and Swing music. B

Quiz

04

Jun

10.30am Quiz in the Main House

Bingo

04

Jun

2.30 pm Bingo

Entertainment

05

Jun

Glenda is performing at 11.00 am

Taste it Tuesday

05

Jun

“TASTE TUESDAY” AND”TRAVEL THE WORLD” - Resdients will enjoy Chinese Food and discuss facts about China

session with Alexa

06

Jun

Resisdents will experience new technology - Alexa - to play their favourite music.

Church Service

06

Jun

11.00 am - Church Service

Film Afternoon

06

Jun

Film Afternoon at Main house at 2.00 pm

Baking

07

Jun

11.00 am - Baking in the Main House

Tony's Tours

07

Jun

Mini Bus outing with Tony in the afternoon  (weathe permitting)

Manicure

08

Jun

Manicure session in the morning.

Exercise With Tony

08

Jun

10.30 am Excercise session with Tony

Fizzy Friday

08

Jun

Tasting fizzy drinks in the afternoon.

Games and Painting

11

Jun

Resident's choice of games and painting session in the morning.

Bingo

11

Jun

Bingo afternoon

Art and Crafts

12

Jun

Art and Crafts session in the morning.

Taste it Tuesday

12

Jun

Experiencing French food and discussing information about France - 2.30 pm

session with Alexa

12

Jun

Residents play their own music using Alexa.

Baking

13

Jun

Baking in the morning

Exercise and Quiz

13

Jun

10.30am Exercise session and Quiz to follow

Tuck Shop

13

Jun

Tuck Shop round in the afternoon.

Film Afternoon

13

Jun

Residents' choice of movie afternoon

session with TOVERTAFEL

13

Jun

Our Magic Table - TOVERTAFEL  - another new technology for our residents to experience

Entertainment

14

Jun

Tom Abrahams is  performing in the morning

Tony's Tours

14

Jun

Mini Bus Outing with Tony (weather permitting)

Alzheimer's Society - Cup Cake Day

14

Jun

Raising funds for Alzheimer's Society - Cup Cake Day.  Staff participated by making cakes and cup cakes.

Exercise and Quiz

15

Jun

Exercise and Quiz to follow.

Manicure Session

15

Jun

Manicure session in the morning

Fizzy Friday

15

Jun

Having a tea party for fizzy friday

session with Alexa

15

Jun

Session with Alexa to play residents' favourite music.

Entertainment

18

Jun

Geoff is performing in the morning.

Bingo

18

Jun

Bingo Afternoon

session with TOVERTAFEL

19

Jun

TOVERTAFEL - our magic table with brain simulating games for residents. Another new technology to experience.

Entertainment

20

Jun

Jon Beetham performing in the morning

Film Afternoon

20

Jun

Film  Afternoon in the King William

Individual Work

20

Jun

Choice of residents' favourite activity

Art and Craft

21

Jun

Art and Craft morning

Tony's Tours

21

Jun

Afternoon outing on the mini bus with Tony

Exercise and Quiz

22

Jun

Exercise and Quiz with Tony

Fizzy Friday

22

Jun

Fizzy Friday Tea Party

Quiz

25

Jun

Quiz morning in the Main House

Bingo

25

Jun

Bingo Afternoon

Manicure

26

Jun

Manicure Morning

Taste it Tuesday

26

Jun

Experiencing Hungarian Foods and facts about Hungary

Residents Meeting

27

Jun

Monthly Residents Meeting in the morning

Tony's Tours

27

Jun

Outing with Tony (Weather Permitting)

Entertainment

28

Jun

Tom Abraham is performing in the morning

Tuck Shop

28

Jun

Tuck Shop round in the afternoon

Film Aftenoon

28

Jun

Film Afternoon in King William

session with TOVERTAFEL

28

Jun

Experiencing new technolgies - TOVERTAFEL - our magic table with brain simulating games

Entertainment

29

Jun

Kelly to entertain our residents in the morning

Fizzy Friday

29

Jun

Tea Party at 2.30pm

session with Alexa

29

Jun

Afternoon with Alexa, residents play their favourite songs.

Memorial Hall Afternoon Tea

04

Jun

4th June 2.00 pm (Tuesday) Littlebourne Memorial Village Hall-Tea Afternoon Every 1st Tuesday of the Month 2.00

Church Service

05

Jun

5th June 11.00 am (Wednesday) Church Service The Holy Communion service will be held monthly 11.00 a.m. for any

Garden Club

06

Jun

6th June 10.30 am (Thursday) Garden Club There are many studies on the benefits of gardening both for the mind

Music Entertainment

07

Jun

7th June 11.00 am (Friday) Chris Field "Chris Field has been a professional singer entertainer since 2005.

Choir

09

Jun

9th June 11.00 am (Sunday) CHOIR 2.00 pm

Music Entertainment

13

Jun

13th June 11.00 am (Thursday) Tom Abrahams “Thomas Abrahams is a gypsy jazz guitarist inspired by the gre

Music Entertainment

17

Jun

17th June 2.30 pm (Monday) Geoff Stephens Classic 40's, 50's, 60's, Country, Irish and Easy Listening I

Bingo at the War Memorial Hall

20

Jun

20th June 2.00 pm (Thursday) Bingo afternoon Village Hall Every 3rd Thursday of the Month 2.00 pm Tea/c

summer Fair

22

Jun

22ndJune 1.30 pm (Saturday) MANDY SUMMER FAIR (12.00 pm-3.00 pm) Now in my 20th year of singing professionally

Music Entertainment

26

Jun

26th June (Wednesday) 11.00 am Glenda Lovely singer, interact with The Residents, dressed costumes such as Snow

Residents Meeting

27

Jun

27th June 11.00 am (Thursday) Resident’s meeting

Tea Party

28

Jun

28th June 3.00 pm TEA PARTY including certificates for resident’s Bingo, Quiz winners and Exercise.

Blog Week 9

01

Jun

WEEK 9 BLOG Glorious spring sunshine all week saw lots of outdoor activities, from games, arts and crafts to an afternoon

Taste it Tuesday

02

Jun

Argentinian Food,   This week we will be travelling to Argentina on Taste it Tuesday samplin

Blog Week 10

05

Jun

WEEK 10 BLOG This week we had a real mixture of weather conditions. Sunshine and warmth turning to showery and windy weat

Church Service

06

Jun

11 am Church Service 

Taste it Tuesday

09

Jun

This week we are sampling delights from France.   With an afternoon of fun facts and a quiz&

Afternoon tea for The Queens Official Birthday

13

Jun

Afternoon tea to celebrate The Queens Official Birthday

Blog Week 11

15

Jun

WEEK 11 BLOG This week saw a return to chilly mornings and April showers. On the days that it was warm enough residents e

Taste it Tuesday

16

Jun

This week sees us travelling to Jamaica for Taste it Tuesday.   Followed by an afternoon of

Music Entertainment

19

Jun

2:00 pm Music Entertainment with Mandy 

Alzheimers Tea Party

19

Jun

3:15 pm tea party to support the Alzheimers Society   Baking to beat Dementia

Afternoon Tea for Fathers Day

21

Jun

2:30pm Afternoon tea for Fathers Day

Blog Week 12

21

Jun

WEEK 12 BLOG This week was a really busyone. The weather was kind and lots of activities were held outside. Taste it Tues

Taste it Tuesday

23

Jun

This week we sample the culinary flavours of Thailand, followed by our afternoon information and quiz

Tea Party

26

Jun

Afternoon Tea Party  at 2:30pm to celebrate the residents certificates

Taste it Tuesday

30

Jun

Travelling to Italy this week for Taste it Tuesday.   An afternoon of fun facts and a quiz a

Residents Meeting

30

Jun

This months residents meeting at 11:00 am

May 2020+

Baking and Painting

01

May

Baking and Painting at 10.00 am

Exercises and Quiz

01

May

Exercises and Quiz at 10.30am with Tony

Taste it Tuesday and Travel the World

01

May

Tasting Australian food and exploring facts about the country

Church Service

02

May

Church Service at 11.00 am

Film Afternoon

02

May

Film Afternoon at 2.30 pm

Games and Painting

02

May

3.30 pm Games and Painting at Main House

Entertainment

03

May

Tom Abraham entertaining us at 11.00 am

Tours with Tony

03

May

Trip out with Tony in the afternooon. Weather permitting.

Quiz

04

May

11.15 am - Quiz

Fizzy Friday

04

May

2.30 pm Fizzy Friday - tasting different variety of Fizzy drinks

Quiz

07

May

10.30 am Quiz

Baking and Painting

08

May

10.30 am Baking and Painting

Taste it Tuesday

08

May

Experiencing Swedish food and discuss information of Sweden

Arts and Crafts

09

May

10.30 am - Arts and Crafts

Tuck Shop

09

May

2.30 pm Tuck Shop

Film Afternoon

09

May

2.30 pm - Film Afternoon

Games and Painting

10

May

10.30 am - Games and Painting

Tony's Tours

10

May

Tour out on the mini bus in the afternoon. Weather permitting.

Quiz

11

May

10.30 am  Quiz

Fizzy Friday

11

May

2.30pm - Tasting different fizzy drinks

sing-a-long

11

May

3.00 pm - Sing a long Session

Quiz

14

May

10.30 am - Quiz

Games and Painting

14

May

Games and Painting - Individual Work

Exercise and Quiz

15

May

10.30 am Exercise and Quiz with Tony

Taste it Tuesday

15

May

Tasting Turkish food and discussing information about Turkey

Board Games

15

May

3.30 pm Board Games

Arts and Crafts

15

May

10.30 am Arts and Crafts

Tuck Shop

16

May

2.30 pm Tuck Shop

Film Afternoon

16

May

2.30 pm Film Afternoon

Manicure

16

May

3.30 pm Manicure Sessions

Entertainment

17

May

11.00 am Jon Beetham entertaining us

Tony's Tours

17

May

2.30 pm Tour on mini bus with Tony. Weather Permitting.

Exercises with Tony

18

May

10.30 am Exercises with Tony

Fizzy Friday

18

May

2.30 pm Having a Tea Party for Fizzy Friday

Games and Painting

21

May

10.30 am Games and Painting - Individual Work

Quiz

21

May

10.30 am Quiz

Entertainment

22

May

11.00 am Geoff Stephens entertaining us

Taste it Tuesday

22

May

Tasting Polish food and discussing information about Polnad

Arts and Crafts

23

May

10.30 am Arts and Crafts

Board Games

23

May

3.30 pm Board Games

Games and Painting

23

May

10.30am Games and Painting

Tony's Tours

23

May

Tour on mini bus with Tony in the afternoon. Weather Permitting.

Exercise with Tony

24

May

10.30 - Exercise with Tony

Bingo

24

May

2.30 pm - Bingo

Entertainment

25

May

11.00 am Kelly the entertainer to sing for residents

Fizzy Friday

25

May

2.30 pm Fizzy Friday Tea Party

Quiz

28

May

10.30 am Quiz

Bingo

28

May

2.30 pm Bingo at Main House

Baking

29

May

10.30 am Baking

Taste it Tuesday

29

May

Experiencing Chinese food and discussing information about China

Residents Meeting

30

May

11.00 Residents' Meeting held by Tony

Film Afternoon

30

May

Film Afternoon at King William  

Arts and Crafts

31

May

10.30 am Arts and  Crafts

Tony's Tours

31

May

Trip out with Tony in the afternoon. Weather Permitting.

Church Service

01

May

The Holy Communion service will be held monthly 11.00 a.m. for any resident to attend. For Catholic residents, a priest visits the care home and pr

Garden Club

02

May

There are many studies on the benefits of gardening both for the mind and the body. Simply being outdoors and connecting with nature can have a cla

Music Entertainment

02

May

Jasmine sings the classics from the Rat Pack, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole et al. Swing along with the best hits includin

Music Entertainment

07

May

“Thomas Abrahams is a gypsy jazz guitarist inspired by the great maestro Django Reinhardt of Paris in the 30s and 40s. His performance includ

War Memorial Hall Afternoon Club

07

May

War Memorial afternoon club starts at 2pm

Music Entertainment

15

May

Music with Jon Beetham

Bingo at the War Memorial Hall

16

May

Do you fancy a chat, cup of tea and a friendly game of BINGO? Come along to the Lounge, every third Thursday in the month at 2pm.

Music Entertainment

20

May

Classic 40's, 50's, 60's, Country, Irish and Easy Listening In a career spanning two decades Geoff Stephens with his smooth velvet voice an

Chair Yoga

21

May

Chair Yoga with Jess involves gentle movement, yoga postures and breathing whilst seated in a chair. The seated postures help to improve mobility,

Chair Yoga

28

May

Chair Yoga with Jess involves gentle movement, yoga postures and breathing whilst seated in a chair. The seated postures help to improve mobility,

Music Entertainment

29

May

Chris Field with old time classics

Residents Meeting

30

May

Monthly residents meeting

Tea Party

31

May

Residents Tea Party, including certificates for resident’s Bingo, Scrabble, Quiz winners and Exercise, art/painting.

V.E. Day 75th Anniversary Celebrations

08

May

V.E. Day 75th Anniversary Music Entertainment in the garden.   We will be having some music

Blog Week 6

10

May

This week has seen the weather yet again being kind to us and everyone being able to enjoy activities in the garden. For those residents who

Blog Week 7

17

May

WEEK 7 BLOG   After the commemorative V.E. Day Celebrations this week has been a much quiete

Blog Week 8

24

May

WEEK 8 BLOG Another lovely sunny and warm week. Wednesday was especially hot. For those residents who enjoy the outdoors

Taste It Tuesday

26

May

This week sees our taste buds travelling to Indonesia. Followed by the travel the world quiz and facts about Indonesia<

Residents Meeting

28

May

Our monthly residents meeting will take place in the main house dining room at 11 am

April 2020+

April Week 1 Blog

01

Apr

April Week 1 Blog: This week everyone enjoyed the lovely spring sunshine, we celebrated a residents 101st birthday and on

Easter Week Blog

12

Apr

This week residents and staff sampled food from Germany on Taste it Tuesday - Sauerkraut, Bratwurst and lots more which everyone enjoyed. We

Blog Week 3

13

Apr

This week after the busy Easter weekend we had a calmer start to our activities enjoying some stencilling and painting. Tuesday we tasted foo

Blog Week 4

20

Apr

This week we toasted the Queen’s 94th birthday with a glass of Bucks Fizz and we all joined in the National Anthem which seemed esp

Blog Week 5

27

Apr

This week saw us all celebrating May Day on the 1st. Traditionally this heralded the start of spring and new life where Morris Dancers joined

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