It has been another busy month which saw two visits from the lovely children at Tootsies Nursery. The residents enjoyed joining the children in arts and crafts.
Betty and Jenny engrossed in the fun
They love feeding the ducks when they visit
Joan getting messy finger painting
Looking down at the car park to see who’s arriving
We visited Squires garden centre in Badshot Lea a couple of times in October. On the first visit we had a good look round the pet department and the outdoor water features. Whilst on our second visit all the Christmas decorations were on display.
Peter and Linda looking at the fish
Maurice, Lydia and Richard examining the cockatoo – mind your finger Lydia, it might bite
Linda, Peter, Jeff, Maurice, Lydia, Terry and Richard
Betty, Irene and Margaret amongst the decorations
One afternoon we decorated some cupcakes to have with our afternoon tea. There was so much laughter when we put on our hair nets.
Joan C, Joan K, Jeff and Alison looking good !
Irene putting on lots of toppings
Some of the residents made pictures with dried flowers – it was very fiddly but we were pleased with the results.
This month has seen us getting together with jigsaw puzzles and dominoes. It’s a great way to make friends.
Terry and Sarah looking puzzled !
Maurice and Jeff
Joan, Maurice and Monica
October has been a busy month for birthdays. Joan, Peter and Tom have all celebrated their birthdays with the residents and their families.
Linda, Peter and one of his grandsons
Joan and her daughter Gillian
Tom blowing out his candles
One afternoon our Gentleman’s Club had a little beer tasting session – they decided they preferred the lighter coloured beer to the darker stout.
Some of our residents are taking part in an Inter-generational pen pal project with a local school – Moor House in Frensham. It’s a scheme to encourage children to write. They first wrote letters to us at Farnham Mill, our residents have enjoyed reading them and have now written letters back.
Timothy and Josiane reading their pen pal letter
Halloween was a chance to invite the local children in and an excuse for us to dress up. We made decorations and decorated the home.
Tom, Jennifer, Penny and Lydia
Bernie and Blake (Tom’s granddaughter)
Lydia, Joan and Mamata
Joan helping with the ‘trick or treat’
Lydia, Sarah and her daughter, Charlotte
More little ones to get some sweets
It is Strictly season and as we always have music playing in the home it is a great excuse to dance.
Irene with Bernie
and now dancing with Terry