Some of the residents have had a big birthday in recent weeks. They were able to celebrate with 2 nominated members of their family, which was lovely for them. Ernest turned 90 years young. David, Valerie, Christine, Edith and Fred also celebrated their birthdays with cards, presents and cakes. Everyone was presented with their very…

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With spring well and truly in the air, we’ve been able to enjoy our lovely garden again. One day, in particular, was very warm so out we went with our sun hats adorned to make the most of the sunshine. Even Romeo came out to say hello.

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Applewood residents love any excuse to celebrate and Easter is always a favourite time of year. We exchanged Easter eggs, crafted hats and baked beautifully decorated cakes.

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As restrictions start to ease there is a hopeful sight of some normality coming back into our lives, so today we decided to look back over the past year as we reminisced and talked about what we were grateful for during the national lockdown. The people living at Castleford have been through massive changes in…

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One warm April morning, Judith wanted to have a little wander around the gardens and she collected a few beautiful daffodils along the way. Once back indoors, we popped them into small vases to decorate the dining room tables.

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We spent a sunny day planting some flowers that Gillian bought on her visit to Garden centre.

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Today we held our own garden games outside in the beautiful sunshine!We have had badminton, beanbag tossing and bowling for people to join in and play! One resident has been a superstar today and placed first in our mini competition with a whopping 361 points! Another came second with 280 points and one finished third…

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The residents had planned to plant up the planters with some summer plants for the outside areas. But, due to the typical English weather, they had to garden indoors in the conservatory. Audrey, who loves gardening, told everyone what each plant was called, everyone enjoyed listening to her expert insights.

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Everyone meet Caramel, our new cockerel! We would like to say a massive thank you to Marcus, who has kindly donated him to us! We are very excited to see what he brings to Castleford and, who knows, maybe in a couple of months time we may have some little chicks running around .

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