Thursday, 11 July 2013

shopping at Barsleys 

a shopping trip was arranged today- to paddock wood and our favourite department store. the service there is so brilliant - the store manager opened up a special entrance for us and even arranged a parking space for our minibus driver!  our residents enjoyed a look around the store, tea and cake in the upstairs cafĂ© and then posed for photos on the street corner before heading for home.

going greek

Amanda our chef decided to create a 'greek themed day' - devising special dishes for lunch and supper. we all joined in- with gary dressing in a toga,  flags on the dining tables, greek music to get everyone in the mood and we even arranged some 'Olympic games' in the back garden...


Tuesday, 9 July 2013


 our intrepid residents and staff visited the Big Cat Sanctuary at Smarden today for a private tour and the chance to 'adopt' a big cat.

The Big Cat Sanctuary is located at Headcorn Road, Smarden, Kent. The site is 38 acres in size and is quite open with large grass expanses.
Parkside Leisure and Paradise Wildlife Park have committed substantial resources in both time and money to help expand the Big Cat Sanctuary and establish the Wildlife Heritage Foundation. The aim from the outset was to establish the Sanctuary  as a Conservation Centre of Excellence. 
visit their website for more details
all we have to do now is decide which animal to adopt - they were all magnificent!


Monday, 8 July 2013

sunny july day

the patio garden was quite a hub of activity today, in between Elizabeth and Joan's Monday get together in the library (reading Claire balding's autobiography today which had some residents lol) and sue's reminiscence group this afternoon. 

we had a new girl over the weekend, her name is Joan (2) and she is settling in very well.  patty found some time to draw in the studio and hester wanted to catch up on a programme she missed last week on iplayer...Helen p had lunch with her daughter today in the library and then they sat out on the patio under the purple parasol - a sudden breeze nearly took the shade away!!  quick thinking by Helen's daughter saved the day.


after the sun had gone down a bit, patty ventured into the studio to draw...she had the windows open and there was a lovely breeze