Here are Patricia Lewis, Julie Evans and Sidney Woodall enjoying their birthday celebrations. What lovely cakes! We’ve had lots of recent birthdays at the home, andhere we have Margaret and Linda enjoying their special days. Both ladies look very pleased with their celebration cakes.

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We’ve been enjoying lots of activities both indoors and in our garden at Applewood. Two of the favourite games our residents have been playing on sunny days outside are the parachute game and quoits.

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Freda and Judith have been making the most of the wonderful weather with lots of walks around the gardenwhen both ladies like to admire the beautiful plants and colours.

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We had a few birthday celebrations and a lot of cake. Anne, Davina, Cynthia, Bill, Doreen, Paddy, Jill and Marjorie all had birthdays during lockdown.

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We are continuing to keep our residents active and entertained – one of their favourite activities is ‘musical balloon’.Here we have Colin, Ros, Joan, Viv and Gillian enjoying listening to music from their younger days as they passing the balloon to one another.

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Here are some of the residents playing cricket in the garden. The ladies chose to watch the action and kept an eye on the men to make sure they weren’t cheating.

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We like to make the most of the sunny summer weather here at Braeburn Lodge. One afternoon, we whiled the day away in the warm sunshine, enjoying a mocktail or two. Several of our lovely ladies also enjoyed a little pamper session with colourful manicures. As you can see, there were smiles all round.

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Many residents have been enjoying daily walks around the grounds of the home during this period when theweather has been nice.They have been able to visit the vegetable gardens, watch the birds and look at the trees. These strolls haveinitiated very good conversations between the residents and they discussed how much they used to enjoy…

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We had a wonderful afternoon tasting cheese! We sampled a mix of 6 different Cheddars and Stiltons, with crackersand chutneys. The pickled onion cheese came in 1st place with 80 points, followed by the Tintern Cheddar in 2nd with 75points and Costal Rugged in 3rd with 71points. The people we care for and staff participated…

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Thanks to weekly testing, we have been able to reintroduce Dan Hines to the Lodge and begin personal training for some of the clients. Two of our boys have recommenced where they left off with Dan in March, and our newest client, Jason, has used his previous talents as a middle weight boxer to resume…

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