Weekly Entertainment for 2011 - 05 Dec 2010

Tagged as: News

2011 entertainment BP

The new vegetable plot! - 24 May 2010

Tagged as: The Garden

I have just got back from a weeks holiday (in not very sunny Corfu), & was amazed to see how much work had been done in the garden. Geoff & Ralph having been working very hard to make the home self sufficient in the vegetable department!

Runner beans have been set, four rows of potatoes and Ralph is talking about other root vegetables to go in. We will now have to get a shed for Geoff to ‘potter’ in!

Geoff behind the netting for the runner beans.

Final Days!! - 17 Feb 2010

Tagged as: Building Work

Monday was mixed with emotions, saying goodbye to the builders who have been with us now for nearly two years. Their site huts were moved last week giving us back our drive!


We have been working hard Eric, Nigel & Rebecca have worked the last two weekends, moving furniture, painting & organising!

The new lounge.

Looking through the lounge to the dining room.

Towards the front door.

We had the registration inspector from CQC out yesterday & hopefully we will be soon registered for 34 clients.




The Final Week of the building work - 06 Feb 2010

Tagged as: Building Work

 Hopefully, the builders should be finished on Friday 12th Feb. Exactly one year & a week since we moved into the extension at the back. Everything is coming together, carpets going down, door furniture all being fixed. We have replaced the balustrades at the front of the house, with a black wrought iron one. Dad replaced some of the original uprights on the old balustrade with ones that he made, unfortunately they were very rotten. I think he will approve of the new design.


We had to alter where we came into the house as well, the temporary corridor has now been knocked down & we are able to use a side entrance on the other-side of the building. This will only be till we can use front door.

New entrance lobby.

The Entrance Hall

Client’s Christmas Party - 17 Dec 2009

Tagged as: Christmas Party

On the 16thDecember we held our Christmas Party Afternoon. Graham John’s played a keyboard & entertained with festive songs & Carols, then a raffle was held raising money for clients funds, ( I will let you know how much we raised once it has all been collected) Father Christmas made an appearance & gave out presents to everyone ( pictures to follow) a large buffet was offered & then at 6pm Jack & The Beanstalk pantomime was performed followed by more Carols & Christmas songs. It was lovely to hold the party in the festivley decorated new dining room & lounge and to be joined byso  many relatives & friends.


Jack & The Beanstalk

staff at party

December update on Building work - 17 Dec 2009

Tagged as: Building Work

Things are moving ahead at a pace now. The plasterer’s have finished, all the artex (those of you who remember!) has now all gone! The painters are in & the lights are in place & working. Hopefully by mid February it will all be completed, exactly a year after we vacated the house & moved into the extension.

new stairs


The new stair case, the walls have now been plastered.

stair case




One of the new bedrooms.

- 23 Nov 2009

Tagged as: Building Work

The building work is finally taking shape, plasterers have completed two bedrooms, door surrounds are going in, stud work partitioning off rooms. The stair case has been re-modelled.

 New plaster

    new stairs

            New design of staircase, no turn at the top anymore!!



Part of the new reception office area.

Staff Vacancies - 23 Nov 2009

Tagged as: Staffing Vacancies

We have staff vacancies for full & part time staff.

Experience is not necessary full training will be given.

Please telephone Dawn for an application pack.   01692 670632

The Chickens - 26 Oct 2009

Tagged as: The Hen's

We have got four new additions to our growing family!

Four chickens arrived last week, thanks to Elaine, they are rescued chickens from a battery run farm. They are a little threadbare at the moment, but I have been reliably informed that with the correct food & a bit of love they will soon be feathered & beautiful! Ralph made their new house & all the staff are feeding & watering them. They are laying eggs & everyone has had boiled eggs for breakfast!

Elizabeth named them ( we are taking no responsibility for this!)

Sheila, Dotty, Henrietta & Val !!!

One of the Chickens

Hen House

Afternoon Tea - 16 Sep 2009

Tagged as: News

Val & Elaine have tried to replicate a Lyons Tea House

images On Tuesday afternoons at Broadlands Park the  bone china tea sets & cake stands come out, scones with home made jam (made earlier with the clients by Val) cucumber & salmon sandwiches with the crusts cut off are served.

Ralph plays on the keyboard, a chance for a reminiscence session.


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