The sun came out, so off we went for a trip in the minibus. Our residents enjoyed a McDonalds picnic on the minibus and we sat and watched the world go by.

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Pancake Day was a flipping good day with lots of pancake flipping. Our residents enjoyed choosing their own toppings.

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The ladies enjoyed a pre-Valentine’s Day pampering afternoon with some bubbly and heart shaped treats. We also did some baking for Valentines, a lot of love went into the treats that these ladies baked for us all to share on 14th February. The cakes were delicious.

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Applewood enjoyed an afternoon of Hollywood glitz and glamour and a few famous faces popped in to celebrate with us.

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We all enjoyed tasting and guessing different fruits whilst wearing giant green ‘blindfold’ glasses! It was a really fun activity.

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We had a 1960s afternoon reminiscing with Babycham, quizzes and good old fashioned cheese and pineapple hedgehogs.

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Three of our ladies enjoyed an afternoon at the Bramley and Romans Floral Society. Our trio won with this arrangement, how proud do they all look? One of our other residents also got green fingers one afternoon and decided it was time to build the greenhouse.

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Our WI ladies made an excellent job of making the Applewood Christmas Cake – it was done in three stages:Stage 1: The soaking of all the fruit in a lot of brandy (fortunately they didn’t get tipsy on the fumes) and making the cake. Stage 2: Rolling out marzipan and icing the cake. Stage 3:…

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Our ladies enjoyed an afternoon of relaxation and pampering. They treated themselves to a Bucks Fizz or two and they all had lots of fun and giggles.

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Christmas Day was a joyous day in the home. Everyone received presents and enjoyed opening their gifts. Our traditional Christmas lunch was delicious and we pulled crackers around the table and popped our party hats on before the feast.

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