Thursday, 22 June 2017

june 2017


halfway through the year already and a bit of catching up to do on the blog...!

Friday, 3 March 2017

february 2017

during february at MEH we celebrated birthdays, held a rememberance tea for Arthur, Brigitte and Joan, enjoyed Valentine's day with tea, chocolates and flowers, created bird feeders and saw the first signs of spring in the garden...

photos will be added later when the link can be restored!





Saturday, 7 January 2017

2017 a new year, new start

have had problems updating the blog at the end of last year, so I'm starting from here and hope that it will work!  we have an Instagram page and also Facebook (Mount Ephraim House) which is the easiest to update at the moment!

so Christmas is over, here's a lovely photo of the Christmas day staff at MEH. I might add in some other photos as and when I can but for now we will start on the New Year and see what that brings.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

mount ephraim on sea week

games, popcorn, ice cream with sprinkles, rescue pony, Jon on guitar, 'hook a duck', beach ball games and fruit cocktails, we have had a busy week so far....tomorrow we have the grand finale... a real Punch and Judy show in the garden (and relatives/friends/children are invited too) which we hope will be popular.
we have postcards to write tomorrow, shells to paint and candyfloss to try....happy holidays!

Monday, 18 July 2016

The annual garden party

We were blessed with perfect weather on Saturday for our biggest fundraising event of the year.
With over 30 different stalls including coconut shy, tombola and lucky ducks, plants and cakes - there was something for everyone!
Resident Joan officially opened the garden party proudly assisted by her family. 
We will let you know the total amount raised later this week.

Monday, 4 July 2016

countdown to our ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY

this year we have an exciting new addition to the list of participants - our very own 'antique roadshow' hosted by Hastings Antique shop owner and TV expert valuer,  Clive Attrell. Feel free to bring an item you would like valued; there is no charge but a donation to the MEH amenity fund would be appreciated.

please bring your dogs (the annual dog show will take place at 3pm) invite your friends and relatives and enjoy tea and cake on the lawn.  we have face painting for the children, lucky ducks, splat the rat, tombola and raffle, book stall, Pimms, ice creams and soft drinks......there will also be our legendary plant sale, music from Doug Wake, coconut shy, £1 stall, arts and crafts and much more.

Saturday 16th July 2-4pm
see you there!

june update




Thursday, 23 June 2016

just another day at MEH

rain and sunshine, a cancelled shopping trip, visit by the hairdresser, new reminiscence box from our local library,lovely colouring from joan, regular quiz with Nadia and a lively EU debate....



a right royal tea party

we held our 'right royal tea party' on Tuesday 22nd june.  Amanda made some delicious sandwiches, jenny made her amazing cheese straws and cup cakes and tea was served in the lounge. heather from music for health provided the entertainment and we finished with a very rousing patriotic sing a long- Jerusalem, land of hope and glory etc 
as it also happened to be resident Andrews' birthday we celebrated that too and the 'royal cake' made for us by scott (for the NAPA/unilever cake competition) was adorned with candles and presented to him while we sang 'happy birthday'



care home open day

june 17th 2016 national care home open day
celebrating the queens birthday was our theme; refreshments and plant sale, books and puzzles, decorations and entertainment....and a few visitors.....some new faces and some old friends. a successful day and one to remember



Saturday, 21 May 2016

The 'evergreen choir'

So,at last after six months of hard work the evergreen choir at meh ( Di Sheila sarah Karen ( for the staff) and Eileen Marie patty  Peggy Phyl pam Andrew and Kaye and Doreen  (for the residents) finally performed in front of an audience on Thursday. Sadly Arthur had a hospital appointment so we wasn't there.

The meh 'Evergreen' choir were joined by the 'crowborough singing for fun' choir & conducted by Mark Beesley.

This project was run by NAPA and funded by comic relief - the aim being to encourage care staff and residents to enjoy singing together and forging links with the local community. It was a very successful performance and a video will be posted on 'you tube' soon!

Spring fayre

On Thursday 19 th may - we raised over £170 for our residents amenity fund. Big Thankyou to our volunteers and generous relatives who donated gifts, plants and cakes! 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

New baby

Gemma brought in new baby Alex to see everyone today. He was asleep, but absolutely gorgeous. He was in his car seat with the blanket Nancy bought him...
Alex weighed 7lbs 15oz at birth and so Arthur wins the prize for nearest guess (he said 8lbs!) 
Here is Peggy trying to wake him up!!

Friday, 13 May 2016

Happy birthday Peggy

Lovely sunny day to celebrate Peggy's birthday today! 

Into may..


A boat trip on the Medway.....getting ready for the Spring fayre, rehearsing for the choirs performance next week....

April in pictures

A month of sunshine and showers.... Shopping trips and holiday at crowhurst ...music and art....awards and nominations,  celebrations and birthdays,
births and deaths ..........memories 

Thursday, 12 May 2016

March highlights



Sunny start to the week

John was happy to pot some seeds in the sunshine today .... Nancy came out for a walk later but it had turned very chilly by then!   We picked lots of pretty mini daffs for the Home too.  Elizabeth and Joan made their weekly visit to provide a bit of culture and Rita's regular Monday chats with the residents always welcome. Sue's Variety Hour was testing the residents knowledge of films and old TV programmes and their recall was impressive.  We had a session of 'open the box' after tea today - a box provided by the local library containing all sorts of nostalgia. Marie enjoyed the 50's scrapbook and patty got engrossed in an old magazine....must remember to return it to the box tomorrow.  We would have played the 50's cd but there was a programme on with the Queen at Westminster Abbey for commonwealth day so it will have to wait!