September 2019

We have taken advantage of Septembers lovely weather and been out and about. We made our yearly visit to Kenward Trust in Yalding to meet their beautiful Alpacas, followed by a delicious afternoon tea. There were 6 alpacas this year, including 3 very cheeky babies, Romeo, Luigi and Max. We got to touch them and even feed them, for those that were brave enough.

We have been on 2 boat trips this September. The Kingfisher Boat sailed us down The Medway, and their lovely crew help serve tea and coffee and cakes of course!

Our rear garden is taking shape. The patio is complete, giving us a lot more space to enjoy the fresh air. Just waiting for our new Koi now. We are all very excited to welcome them.

We had the talented Salvatore visit us for some singing and dancing.

Preparations will soon begin for our Halloween party and then Christmas of course. I wonder what Mel has in store for us this year.

Posted on September 20, 2019 .

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 .