January 2019

Happy New Year. We have got 2019 off with a flying start with various activities. We celebrated one of our residents 90th Birthday with a lovely party. We had entertainment by ‘Salvador’ who always knows how to get us up singing and dancing.

We braved the cold weather and went out for lunch at The Royal Oak, a local pub to us who served a lovely lunch of fish and chips, steak and kidney pudding and tomato soup, and not to mention the ever so naughty Millionaires cheesecake.

We celebrated Burns Night with a visit from a Scottish entertainer who played traditional Scottish songs - he was even brave enough to wear a quilt in this chilly weather.

A new Art Class started this month, where we enjoyed making and painting pretty butterflies. Some residents made cards for their family whilst others made butterflies for a lovely mural for the dining room.

During February a dance instructor will be visiting us to teach us Ballroom Dancing. All the dancers amongst us are really looking forward to this event.

Upcoming events in February

11th - Mojo arts group at Fairby

14th - Miss Vintage performing at Fairby

15th - Luncheon club at All Saints Church Hall

21st - Singing club at Wellfield Centre

26th - Dimples Childrens Nursery visiting

26th - Dog show at Fairby

Posted on January 24, 2019 .

November / December 2018

During November, we visited Kenward Trust in Yalding to have afternoon tea and meet their Alpacas, Pepe and Luigi. The lovely lady there brought them down for us to cuddle and feed. We learnt a lot about the animal and if we had the correct amount of land at Fairby, I would get a couple!! The afternoon tea was delightful with tasty sandwiches, fruit and cheese scones and plenty of little cakes.

We visited Brookside Garden Centre in East Peckham for a quick coffee and cake before walking round their amazing Santas Grotto. The walkways are full of snow, lights, little creatures and outdoor sounds. After this, we couldn’t resist decorating Fairby a bit earlier this year. We made an event of it and had an afternoon of minced pies and coffees whilst listening to Christmas music. The home is looking so festive - ready for Santa.

Michael visited us again and sang his great Reggae music. A lot of residents and staff were up dancing in the lounge and having a thoroughly good time.

Wild Science brought some animals in to see us - which included a corn snake, a tree frog, albino miniature hedgehog. The animals are passed around to those who wish to hold them and learn more about them.

We were again invited to the annual RAF Party in Dartford, where we get to eat, drink, sing and dance. We are so privileged to get this yearly invite, which means so much to us, as its such a wonderful event. In return, some of the cadets will be visiting for our Christmas Party on the 15th December.

Upcoming events:-

Afternoon Tea at the Longfield Academy School - 14th December

Christmas Party - 15th December

Posted on December 9, 2018 .

October 2018

During October we tried something new - Gala Bingo. It turned out to be such a laugh. After deciding which of the many game to play, we entered the Bingo Hall and found out that we could’t keep up with the Bingo Caller, however, we didn’t let it stop our enjoyment. Not only that but we were then asked to Be Quiet. It was all very serious indeed, which we found very amusing indeed. Needles to say, we didn’t win anything.

We celebrated one of our resident’s 100th birthday with some entertainment during the morning then afternoon tea later on. What a lovely birthday she had amongst all her friends at Fairby Grange.

We enjoyed our monthly visit from the nursery children who fill the lounge with laughter and play. It’s so nice to see everyone getting involved playing with the children.

For Halloween, we decorated the Home and had a scary evening tea. Everyone enjoyed the evening and some dressed up for the occasion.

Events for November

Outing to Kenward Trust to see the Alpacas

Clothes sale visiting us.

Afternoon tea reunion for past and present relatives

Michael a Reggae singer performing for us.

Posted on November 5, 2018 .