Here are some of the residents getting the vegetable plots ready for planting. We’ve planted sweetcorn, tomatoes, chard, carrots and radishes. With more on the way, we’ll be eating lots of our fresh veggies this year.

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We’ve been so lucky with the weather, we’ve spent time in the garden enjoying music, dancing, and even a tipple or two!

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We had a little celebration to cheer everyone up during this difficult time. We enjoyed the warmth of the sun and chatted about daily life and future goals. It was a lovely garden party.

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We have been getting creative in our kitchen again, with Barbara making some delicious cookies and Michael and Amelia making some honeycomb. Both went down a treat. The left over honeycomb was then used to put in a lovely homemade ice cream, turning it into our very own Welsh gold ice cream.

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We feel so lucky to have such a wonderful outdoor space, especially when the weather has been so nice. It’s the perfect place to wander around, take in the views, listen to the outdoor percussion or sit and have a chat and a drink or two.

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We have been very fortunate with the weather over the last several weeks. The sun has been shining and its been lovely and warm – a snippet of what summer will bring. Our residents made the most of being able to get out into the garden and enjoyed a refreshing Pimms or ice cream. As…

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Whilst the country is on lockdown, Applewood continue to do what we do best, which is to PARTY ON!!! We have partied classical style, vintage style, strictly 40s 50s 60s and 70s styles, country music style and even medieval style! We love any excuse to eat drink and be merry and, well…DANCE!!!

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DAY 75 CELEBRATIONS This year marked 75 years since the end of the Second World War. We felt it was only right that we celebrated in style here at Braeburn Lodge. In preparation, the residents made a fruit cake using the original recipe from Winston Churchill’s personal cook. Georgie also made a beautiful VE Day…

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Here are some photos from our music and movement session. It’s a fun, but gentle way to keep fit and enjoy music at the same time.

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Family and friends have been keeping in touch in the good old fashioned way! We’ve had lots of letters, care packets, puzzles and photos through the door. That’s not to say we haven’t been getting in touch with everyone via phone, Skype and WhatsApp.

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