After the success of our virtual aeroplane ride we decided to try something different. Today we opened the gangway to the Caribbean Princess Starliner and boarded Castleford Cruises for a trip around the Caribbean. Guests boarded the ship and we gently sailed around the Caribbean islands. St. Lucia was our favourite island that we docked…

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On Friday we were able to grant our resident her Wishing Tree wish, which was to visit Slimbridge Wetland Centre.Our visit to Slimbridge was wonderful – when we arrived we were greeted by ducks and geese, who were eager to have some of the seed that we purchased for them. She thoroughly enjoyed letting the…

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Back by popular demand, we have held a cheese tasting afternoon! We bought all of the cheese from Hanley Farm Shop. One of our residents came along to help us choose. We bought five different cheeses and, to accompany them, we got Applefressco, which is sparkling cider made from local apples. One resident kindly helped…

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One of our residents mentioned that she used to enjoy going to the Garden Centre, so today we surprised her and made it happen by going to Chepstow Garden Centre! We invited our resident’s old friend to come along with us. We enjoyed browsing the shop and popping into the cafe for a hot drink…

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Today we enjoyed doing some baking. We decided to make muffins, as this was the most popular request! People who joined in took turns to combine all the ingredients by whisking it together. We also had a selection of fresh fruit, chocolate and treats for people to choose what went into their muffins! Our most…

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We have treated some of our ladies to a Spa afternoon in the Tintern Lounge.We kicked off the afternoon with mimosas and white chocolate strawberries whilst listening to calming music to create a relaxing environment.Services available today were featured on a treatment list for the ladies to look through and choose what they wanted. The…

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Today we went to Usk’s annual show with a couple of our residents, and Ernie joined us too! Usk Show is one of the biggest agricultural shows in the UK and it was amazing to see some of the show animals. The sheep were a particular favourite of ours. One resident thought they were “really…

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Today, Castleford House opened the “Wet N’ Wild Water Park” for the first time! With the scorching weather what better way to keep cool and have the most fun than by jumping into rubber ring and racing down a water slide!? Everyone living at Castleford, staff and some of the relatives have had the most…

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Today we held our own ‘Gin Festival’ at Castleford! We set up a gin station in the Severn Lounge and had a selection of gins, tonics and fresh fruit to offer plenty of choice to create the perfect concoction! Flavoured gin has become very popular in recent years and one of our resident’s, who is…

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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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