Today we travelled up to Over Farm in Gloucester and picked our own strawberries and sunflowers! The ladies have had a fantastic morning strolling around the strawberry fields! Although I think we may have eaten more than we picked We then walked up to the sunflower field and picked some beautiful flowers to bring home…

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Some of the residents had a lovely barbecue party with our sister home Milkwood House, this afternoon. Everyone had a great time listening to music, watching various activities & chatting. Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen & for having us all. We look forward to doing it again soon!

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Residents have been very busy creating a variety of arts and crafts over the last few weeks. Our Café Lounge has now become the hub of their work.

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We had a beautiful morning stroll in the garden visiting the ducks and fish. It was great to go out and get some fresh air in our peaceful garden.

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Today, we were able to grant one of our residents, her wishing tree trip, which was to go to The Range in Newport Whilst this may seem like a simple request, it meant a lot to her and she was over the moon when we told her we were taking her there today! We have…

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Milkwood Care is delighted to announce that its Reading based residential care home, Braeburn Lodge, has been named a Top 20 Care Home in South East England 2021 by carehome.co.uk. Carehome.co.uk’s annual prestigious Top 20 Care Home Awards 2021 highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK. The Awards are based on over 55,000…

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Now that we’re enjoying better weather, many of the residents are getting involved with gardening. It’s a favourite summer hobby for many and it’s lovely to see plants appearing.

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We thought we would choose a menu from another country to carry on our theme of exploring international dishes.We decided to choose German food this month and Elayne cooked some really tasty Bratwurst sausages & sauerkraut for lunch and made a black forest gateau for dessert.We hosted a Germany themed quiz in the afternoon, which…

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We have taken advantage of today’s good weather and spent most of the day outside! This morning our residents have joined us in the sensory garden to create some dream catchers. Although they required some intricate work, we think they look fantastic! We have also spent time admiring some of the flowers that have bloomed…

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There are many types of wildlife in the gardens at Castleford, and we thoroughly enjoy being so close to nature and helping to take care of it. Some of the plants that we have planted in the sensory garden are to help encourage bees and butterflies (which are super pollinators). One afternoon, whilst working in…

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