This month, we had a visit from our furry friend, Ernie! We really enjoyed his company. We were able to give Ernie lots of fuss, sneaked him some biscuits and went out for a walk with him in the afternoon.At Castleford, we promote dog therapy because animal-assisted interventions are proven to increase self-esteem and confidence…

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Finally, with COVID-19 restrictions lifting slightly, we have been able to take some of the residents out for the first time in over a year. We have been to The Heath in Petersfield and watched the ducklings whilst enjoying an ice cream. On another trip, we went to Cowdray Park in Midhurst to see the…

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Today we have treated both of our ladies to lunch out at The Star On The Hill, Llanfihangel. We managed to avoid the rain and enjoy our afternoon out in the sunshine whilst admiring the scenic views The Star has to offer. One resident chose beer battered haddock and chips for her main and then…

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At Castleford we are always striving to make sure people living here have the most comfortable stay. Mary, who joined us in February, said that she greatly missed her holidays and time spent in Australia. So on Thursday we decided to throw Mary an Australian afternoon tea party! We decorated our Severn Lounge with Australian…

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We have had our first trip of the year to the beach! And where else to go but our favourite beach – Barry Island! We spent the afternoon in the sunshine indulging on fish, chips and ice cream whilst admiring the beautiful views Barry has to offer! We took full advantage of our time at…

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Three of our residents have enjoyed birthday celebrations recently. Happy birthday to Edna, Alfred and Eva! Look at their spectacular cakes – they were absolutely delicious.

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Today, we celebrated ‘National Wine Day’. Even though this is traditionally only celebrated in America, we couldn’t resist joining in on this celebration! To commemorate the day we have created a charcuterie board and sampled some Merlot, Rosé and Chardonnay. Our charcuterie board was made up of salamis, chorizo and cheese! Elsie said that the…

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When care homes were still unable to visit outside venues, Amanda and Rhianna took a few of the residents out in our new minibus. We drove through the local countryside, visiting Bucklebury, Cold Ash, Bradfield and Englefield. It was lovely to enjoy the local scenery and play a little game of sightseeing bingo! It meant…

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Today we held a Eurovision themed party ahead of the show tonight! We have had a European-themed buffet and selected different food from Britain, Portugal, Spain and Italy. We also had some traditional Spanish sangria to accompany our food, which always goes down well here! One resident absolutely loved the buffet and said: “its so…

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