July / August 2019

The rear garden project is well underway. The patio has been extended and the fish tank is nearly ready for some beautiful Koi Carp.

We ventured out to Millbrook Garden Centre to the Butterfly Experience. There were butterflies floating around us, landing on us and feeding on surrounding fruit. One landed on Edna’s ear - it looked like an earring. Very funny. Of course, we stopped for coffee & cake in their lovely new restaurant.

We had another Ballroom Dancing session in the dining room. Simon, the dancer gets everyone up and dancing and having a fantastic time.

We also were lucky enough to visit our monthly ‘Memory Cafe’ at Wellfield Community Centre on their 5th Anniversary. There was a lovely cake, free raffle and singing to do.

Posted on August 13, 2019 .

June 2019

June has been an extremely busy month indeed. Karen, our Manager and Mel, our activities coordinator took 4 residents on a 3 night holiday to Dymchurch. Everyone had a fantastic time. They got out and about in Dymchurch, going on a steam train and some even enjoyed doing chores around the chalet. I think both Karen and Mel were waited upon this time.

No time to rest on their return though, as preparations were underway for our yearly Summer Fete. Our residents each made a ‘Home Made Soap’ to sell to their family on the residents stall. Quite a messy activity, but Fairby smelt like a beauty parlour for days. Each family member brought their relatives soap and all funds raised go into our ‘Residents Fund’. The fete itself raised a fantastic £579.00, again all proceeds go into the Residents Fund. We had music by Jason, BBQ, cake stall, residents stall, tombola and other stalls along with some lovely raffle prizes which were so generously donated by local shops and restaurants. Amongst the prizes were, Alpaca experience for 2 at The Kenward Trust in Yalding, meal for 2 at the White Swan, family tickets to Godstone farm, Nail bar voucher, Golf for 4 at Wrotham Heath Golf club and many more.

Each year we hold a Mr & Mrs Fairby competition. The winners were announced at the summer fete. Mr Fairby went to our lovely Ted and Mrs Fairby to our beautiful Margaret. They both were very proud to wear their crown /tiara and sash. Well done both of you!!

Our garden project is finally underway. We are having a huge Koi Carp pond built into the retaining wall in the rear garden. The patio will be extended to provide more room for everyone to sit and enjoy watching the Koi.

Next month we are off to Millbrook Garden centre to see their ‘Butterfly Experience’. Watch out for the photos soon…

Posted on June 28, 2019 .

April/May 2019

The Easter Bunny delivered lots of eggs for our Egg raffle, which help us raise lots of money for our residents fund. Nearly everyone was lucky enough to get a delicious egg.

During April we had our monthly visit from the lovely nursery children. We are so lucky to have them visit us. They are growing up with us, playing games with us and singing and dancing with us. I’m sure they will remember it as much as we will.

During May, we enjoyed the delights of Simon, teaching us Ballroom Dancing again. Everyone was up dancing, especially one of our residents who is 101 this year. She was a professional ballroom dancer who used to dance with Len Goodman.

We were also asked to visit Longfield Academy School again to spend time with some children who cooked and entertained us. We are so lucky to be involved with a great Community.

Events for June

Nursery children visiting

Summer Fete 22nd June with singing by Jason

Firemen visti - one for us girls!!

Mojo Arts - something for summer

Posted on May 20, 2019 .