We enjoyed our Halloween Party with guest Rachel Hyde singing for us. There was plenty of dancing and singing and lovely cakes made by Renina, covered in witches and monsters disappeared quickly…
Read about the origins of how “Trick or treat” began on our Newspaper page…
On Thursday last week residents helped with designing and carving detailed pumpkin faces. Thank you very much to Eunice for her three giant pumpkins which she grew and donated to us! They have been much admired. Edna Bo, Cora, Eric and Edna Be helped to prepare the evening meal, stuffing marrow and a squash with a mixture of tomato, home-grown parsley, mushrooms, red pepper, olives and cheese. They also made pizzas, choosing from the available ingredients for the toppings, with Edna Be topping her stuffed marrow slices with stretched dough.
On Friday Jeanette hosted an art session with Paddy, Freda, Muriel B, Valerie, Wendy, Edna and Kath making some lovely Autumn inspired colourful trees and masks which were then attached to the larger art tree in the conservatory.
On Friday we had another packed house for our Bingo session, numbers were called out by Julian and great fun was had by all with some mouthwatering prizes on offer… this was followed by a game of word association and hangman with a movie theme.
Last week we had our second trip to West Midlands Safari Park. Marjorie, Kay, Hilda P., Edna Bo., Carrie and Joan enjoyed watching lions with their feet in the air in the sunshine, a baby rhino and two baby giraffes.
The afternoon was very warm and sunny for October and after our picnic we walked up to watch the penguins and then carried on to a restaurant where we found a special offer on the tea and cakes! (click on each photo to enlarge)
On Thursday we made apple pies for tea, thanks to Edna, Mary, Hilda and Dorothy!
A packed house took part in a lively game of Bingo on Friday hosted by Emma with a little help from John calling out the numbers and some great edible prizes!
On Friday residents enjoyed a painting session hosted by Jeanette
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Muriel B, Eric, Cora, Julian, Hilda A-S and Lydia took a tour of West Midlands Safari Park. We were well entertained by a chewing camel which wiped its face across the window of the new mini bus! and by ostriches with huge eyes which came up close and seemed to study us, as well as a giraffe, a rhino and many other animals. Click on each photo to enlarge.