Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy New Year!!!

‘Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne’

Robert Burns

For the history of New Years Eve and Hogmanay celebrations please click on our Forbury Newspaper page..

‘Burning the New Year’ a poem by Naomi Shihab Nye..
‘Letters swallow themselves in seconds,
notes friends tied to the doorknob,
transparent scarlet paper,
sizzle like moth wings, marry the air.
So much of any year is flammable,
lists of vegetables, partial poems.
Orange swirling flame of days,
so little is a stone.
Where there was something and suddenly isn’t,
an absence shouts, celebrates, leaves a space.
I begin again with the smallest numbers.
Quick dance, shuffle of losses and leaves,
only the things I didn’t do
crackle after the blazing dies’

xmas lunch

Christmas dinner at The Forbury..(above)
(Below) Christmas photos : Dorothy, Gen & Colleen, Joan with Yvonne and her delicious Roulade, Muriel & Dennis, Jeanette’s birthday drinks with Roberto and Abby and Paddy, David & Lucy making shortbread..Click on images to enlarge


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Christmas Party Photographs!

Paddy singing ‘Paper Roses’, Marius and Gwen, Kath C and Winnie having fun at The Forbury Christmas Party…

Please check out some lovely Christmas memories on our Conversations page from Dorothy C, Paddy, Pat W, David C and Edna…



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Christmas fun at The Forbury!

Having fun making christmas decorations, a Bingo session and nail painting..


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December 21, 2015 · 12:23 pm

As it’s the festive season, please have a read about the story of Pantomime and how this wonderful tradition began, on our Forbury Newspaper page..


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Getting ready for christmas…

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December 15, 2015 · 12:23 pm

Forbury christmas meal at The Duke’s Head..

Forbury residents gathered together to enjoy a lovely Christmas meal at The Duke’s Head pub in Leominster.  Crackers were pulled, jokes were read and the sound of laughter filled the room…

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‘December’ poem by Brian F Kirkham

The twelfth month
Signifies the end of
the year .  Thirty one days
of winter weather evergreen trees
seem greener in colour

as the winter sun shines

through their frosty branches
and you create clouds
blowing warm air
in your hands..


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