Dear family & friends,
We have had a jam packed week of activities, it has been a busy one and I am sure everyone’s ready for the weekend so they can put their feet up.
Monday morning Peri, David and the residents piled into the dining room to enjoy a game of swing skittles. We strung a ball to the rafters, laid out the skittles and the games began. The residents really enjoyed the friendly competitiveness of the game and Joan bagged herself a box of chocolates for knocking down the highest number of skittles.
Tuesday, we had Rosemary in for our weekly singing session which residents thoroughly enjoy and look forward to each week. In the afternoon the lovely Clare from St Michael & All Angels Church came in to hold a service for the residents who would like to attend. The residents really enjoy chatting to Clare and they talked her into staying for tea and cake after the service, they sat in the lounge and Clare was able to get to know the residents a little better. Tuesday was a very special day for resident Bryan and his wife Ann as they were celebrating their 70^th wedding anniversary. Everyone deserves to celebrate such a great milestone, even the Queen sent a card. So here at the home we wanted to make it that extra bit special, we transformed the library into a bistro to allow Bryan and Ann to dine in for two with a three course meal and of course some fizz.
Congratulations to Bryan and Ann, we hope you enjoyed your special day.
Wednesday morning in true British style we ventured outside in the rain. With brollies and anoraks to hand we boarded the mini bus to The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to enjoy the ancient world and explore the past. We spent a couple of hours wandering the halls admiring the art and looking at all the wonderful handmade jewelry from thousands of years ago. The attraction that had the most attention from the residents was the shop and the delicious pastries in the café.
We bumped into neighbours who lived next door for over 45 years. And we sat wondering, how such a large bookcase would ever fit inside a persons house. We even took our first Lady Nuffield selfie encouraged by the residents as we all felt we had to many pictures of the backs of heads while roaming around the museum.
After a busy morning in Oxford we hurried back to set up for another special occasion because Wednesday was another very special day, this one for Myrtles 100th birthday! There were balloons, booze and three different flavours of cake. Residents came along to the dining room to celebrate Myrtle's birthday with her daughter Sally and the staff to help celebrate the big day. Myrtle is a very special lady who brings joy and laughter to everyone she speaks to. She has family all over the country and in style, Myrtle has been enjoying a birthday week, with family and friends as she truly deserves it.
Thursday we had more of a relaxed day for activities. We started off with our crossword session which was held by David, followed by the second episode of David Attenborough’s Green Planet which is very popular, we can’t wait to see what we learn from the next episode. Charlotte was here bright and early this morning to hold her regular exercise class, it was nice to see some residents who hadn’t been for a while return and the room was full. Charlotte will be on holiday for the next few weeks so the residents may or may not be happy to hear that Peri and David will be filling in for her on the Friday morning exercise classes until April.
Thank you again for your continued support from everyone here at The Lady Nuffield Home.
Peri-Ann & David
The Activities Team