Here are some of the residents playing cricket in the garden. The ladies chose to watch the action and kept an eye on the men to make sure they weren’t cheating.

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Sally has been organising “brunchfasts”. She has successfully held two events so far. Smoked salmon and omelettes, cakes, pastries and selection of juices and fresh fruit were on offer. Absolutely delicious!

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It was a lovely day, full of sunshine on our Anne’s birthday. We made the most of the weather and a group of the ladies had afternoon tea outside.Anne then had a nice supper with birthday cake and presents.

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To make the most of the sunshine last month, we had a garden party!Everyone spent the whole day outside, we had a bar, BBQ, painting station and even some Karaoke sung by our Shaun.

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Residents spent the first week of isolation getting mucky in the garden. Everyone enjoyed time out in the sun and it was nice to start getting the garden looking lovely for summer.

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Here are some of the residents getting the vegetable plots ready for planting. We’ve planted sweetcorn, tomatoes, chard, carrots and radishes. With more on the way, we’ll be eating lots of our fresh veggies this year.

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Family and friends have been keeping in touch in the good old fashioned way! We’ve had lots of letters, care packets, puzzles and photos through the door. That’s not to say we haven’t been getting in touch with everyone via phone, Skype and WhatsApp.

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We can’t go out, so why not bring the out in?! And that’s just what we did in April, with an afternoon tea. We used lovely china, had a wide a selection of cakes and biscuits and a range of teas and coffees. Everyone had a nice time chatting away, by the end there wasn’t…

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Easter this year was a bit quieter than usual, but we sure made up for the lack of visitors. We had Easter games, sing alongs and lots of chocolate, of course.

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Earlier in the year, we decided to offer support and sponsor a registered charity. We agreed that our nominated charity would be Support Dogs, and decided that a great way to raise money for this worthy cause would be to take part in the Great North Run.  The home manager’s husband, Wes, was volunteered to…

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