Monday, 31 December 2012

celebrating christmas MEH style

the staff and volunteer Vivienne helped to make christmas day special for our residents; good food, fun and a festive drink put a smile on everyone's faces!

Monday, 24 December 2012

the court jester and marian...

he has put a smile on her face! merry christmas from marian and gary...


the presents have landed on top of the fireplace - father christmas and rudolph made a special stop to MEH

we are all ready now for the residents to open their gifts tomorrow on christmas morning over sherry and mince pies.  If any family or friends wish to share in the event you are most welcome...

karen gets her christmas wish!

poor karen had run out of time to get her tree so her trusty elves (di, mary and michelle) came to the rescue! after mother christmas (alias debbie) helped to fix the lights, she somehow got it into her car, and now her christmas is complete!!


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

st paul's choir visit MEH


....on the 13th December was great fun for our Residents - thankyou to everyone for attending- especially the Rotary Club singers who came along to sing carols and encouraged us all to join in!  The buffet was amazing, courtesy of Amanda and Daniel and Jonathan provided the entertainment which was excellent. We had a raffle (thanks to Sheila and Di) with some great prizes donated by very generous people, and Heidi, Michelle and Eileen ran the bar which we are happy to say did not run dry! 

Friday, 7 December 2012


...dont forget, its the Mount Ephraim House Residents' christmas party on thursday 13th december. if you have not already RSVP'd please do before monday!

P.S. latest  newsletter on its way.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

happy birthday denis

70 not out! the theme of the day.  denis organized a special birthday bash for his closest family, friends and residents today. amanda provided an amazing buffet lunch,sheila and di made denis a special 'cricket' cake which was delicious, karen stocked the bar and our lovely volunteers from TWGS decorated the rooms and blew up loads of balloons!! big thankyou to heidi, holly and everyone else who helped make the day go smoothly..special mention to Jonathan Pursell who performed on the guitar and sang; the highlight of which was a song he had written especially for denis. he had even printed out the words so that everyone could join in with the sing-a-long.  the caricature artwork was also a gift from Jonathan who created it from a photograh of denis!

thank you to everyone who came to the party and made this a very special day for denis.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

our vintage xmas fayre

a big thankyou to everyone who helped make our vintage christmas fayre so successful today; our stall holders, marie, heidi, nirali, jenny and roy, christiane, marian and carolyn;

to di and sheila and the residents who made special things for our craft stalls,
jenny for all the decorations and knitting she has done and to
karens niece for the gorgeous cup cakes.
to the relatives & friends who donated gifts and items for sale...and
also big thankyou to everyone who visited our fayre and helped us to raise nearly £200 for our residents amenities fund.

it was a beautiful day and we even had our bric a brac stall on the patio! in november!!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

lesley's classical ballet music selection...

we were lucky to have Lesley Orson today here today, to play a selection of musical pieces from the ballet  - she tells the story of the music first and then plays it from her repertoire of cd's. the residents are always so appreciative of the time she gives them.  thankyou Lesley.

Monday, 12 November 2012

jewellery making for the vintage fayre

joyce,marise,lucille,marie, peggy and patti were busy today making necklaces and earrings for our xmas fayre on thursday; helen obligingly modelled them for us!

rememberance day tea

Saturday, 10 November 2012

rememberance day

production line...

marie and patty busy making xmas cards ready for the fayre on thursday - 2pm-4.30pm in the games room - thursday 15th november after the relatives meeting at 1pm. 
hope to see everyone there! RSVP so we can arrange the catering...

lovely smile...

from Grace - she just got her poppy for rememberance day!

iris on the ipad

Iris learnt a new skill on her ipad today - courtesy of our newest volunteers, Bina and Lulu!

saturday club...

...with Di and Sheila... this week the girls helped the residents to decorate fairy cakes using a variety of exciting products - glitter, sugar flowers and special cup cake icing and lots more. the results are gorgeous as you can see from the photos and these cakes will be served with afternoon tea today.

Friday, 9 November 2012

friday fun...

we have had visits from relatives, dogs and volunteers today, communion,scrabble, connect 4, cards, bingo, a general knowledge quiz, and to round off the day - Peggy J's daughter arrived with wine, nibbles and a big box of thorntons chocs, to entertain the residents in the games room with music from the 40's. joan enjoyed connect 4 and Lillo taught grace how to play tension tower!  we then had a game of poker but not for money of course!!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

celebrating firework night..

as it was a cold night, we decided to have an indoor firework display!  karen bought a DVD of displays from around the world, all set to music.  we did have some sparklers for outdoors but it was only the staff brave enough to stand outside the dining room putting on a show for the residents while they had supper.

Saturday, 3 November 2012


hope you have a lovely day celebrating your 99th birthday, you are AMAZING !!!
Loads of cards, presents and visitors today...think we have worn you out...make sure you have enough puff left to blow out your candles at supper tonight!!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

autumn spendour at burrswood...

we picked a beautiful day to visit burrswood to enjoy the autumn colours in the grounds... marie, marise, ken, denis, mary, joyce, peggy, patti, phyl, lucille, helen p, were joined by cathy, mary, lilo and annie plus two volunteers from chartwell lodge. we had tea and homemade cake in the tearoom had a walk in the grounds, looked in the bookshop and xmas shop and sat in the chapel.

chilling out at meh....

....the cat that is!  its a good life for some