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January 2019+

Well, we are in to the New Year. It has been quite chilly but we have managed to avoid the snow. We started our year with a New Years tea party that was enjoyed by everyone and again the catering staff put on really delicious food. ‘Taste it Tuesday’ saw us going to Turkey with Lamb Kofta, chicken kebabs, flat bread and salads. We had crispy duck pancakes, prawn crackers, vegetable spring rolls, sweet and sour chicken, prawn toasts and black bean rice on our Chinese experience. We had traditional Greek feta salad,  tzatziki, pita bread and Greek yogurt and honey. We celebrated Burns night with Hagis, neeps, tatties and shortbread biscuits. Last but not least we had a very tasty Hungarian-Goulash. Needless to say after all that we were in need of our exercise classes with Tony.

Our musical entertainment this month included a new face to the home, Jasmine, who played the beautiful piano in the hall, with ‘The Piano Bar Experience’. We were also entertained by our usual favourites Jon, Chris, Tom and Geoff. The activities team have kept us on out toes literally with dancing, also quizzes, with a special one for Burns night with poetry reading and a travel the world quiz, which was quite challenging and got the ‘little grey cells’ active. We have baked, sung, played board games, had manicures, arts and crafts afternoons, painted and our first church service of the year. We have had a residents meeting where we expressed our views on what we would like to do in the coming months and also any concerns we may have. For those of us who can not manage to join in group activities we have had one-to-one’s.

We have been to the Hurricane museum,  Wyevale garden centre for coffee and Preston garden centre to get plants for the greenhouse with Tony on the Mini-bus. We have had some great film afternoons with The Kings Speech, Breakfast at Tiffany

December 2018+

Christmas seems such a long time ago and we are well in to January. We seem to have fitted in so much during December. We had festive entertainment from Tom Abraham’s, Jo Beetham, Geoff Stephens, Chris Field, Jasmine and all time favourite Glenda who appeared as Snow White. We visited Littlebourne School for a splendid school Christmas fair, a wonderful nativity play with Christmas carols. The children were excellent and we had a really lovely time.

We also had Christmas Carols at St. Vincent’s Church in Littlebourne which were delightful. For those residents who could make it we were treated to an evening of the Kings School orchestra and choristers who were unbelievably talented. We were also kept busy within our home with board games, baking, quizzes,  bingo, arts and crafts, singing and dancing. Tony put us through our exercise classes and the girls gave the ladies manicures in time for Christmas. We had a lovely Christmas party with the staff and our relatives. The catering team excelled themselves with a fantastic seasonal spread of goodies. A great time was had by all and most of us were asleep in the afternoon as the mulled wine kicked in. We watched seasonal films on the TV and our cinema afternoons included High Society, It’s a wonderful Life and the African Queen.

November 2018+

November News

Well where has this year gone?

We are in December already and Christmas is round the corner. But first, what have we been up to in October and November. Musical entertainment has seen the introduction of new artists as well as our old favourites, as in Glenda, Tom Abraham’s, Jon Beetham and Geoff Stephens, the new recruits Chris and Jasmine were well received by all.

Jasmine sang at our Christmas party on December 8th and was excellent, getting everyone who was there in to the party spirit. More of the party in the new year.

‘Taste it Tuesday’ saw our taste buds visit Argentina, Canada, Cuba and Vietnam. We tasted breaded chicken with Chorizo chips, sea food paella, chicken with rice and peas, Po rice noodles, vegetable stir fry and spring rolls. To wash all that down ‘Fizzy Friday’ had us trying Strawberry/Summer fruit cocktail, BlackBerry lemonade and Banana/Raspberry cocktail.

We have been out on the Mini bus to Folkestone, along the Lees, Westgate-on-Sea, Ramsgate and Canterbury garden centre which was very festive. We have had a variety of films, from Pearl Harbour, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, South Pacific, Top Hat, Camelot, The African Queen and Some Like It Hot. The list goes on, all we’re very good as was the popcorn. We have cooked, played quizzes and danced with Pom-poms and Tony has kept up our exercise regime.

We now look forward to Christmas and all the festivities. Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

October 2018+

Well autumn is upon us and the autumnal feel is in the air. September has been another busy month. We have been entertained by Glenda, always a favourite and Jo Beetham, Tom Abraham’s and Geoff Stephens. Tony has taken us on trips out to Minis Bay, St Margaret’s Bay, Capel-le-Ferne and the coffee shop at Bridge.

We enjoyed the McMillan coffee morning to raise money for ‘The McMillan Nurses’ and people with Cancer. Patricia has kept us busy baking, bingo, arts and crafts, quizzes, the tovertafel table game, remembering quizzes, manicures and our weekly signing and dance group. We had the Harvest Festival service and Tony kept our waist lines in check with his exercise classes.

We have had such a great summer that we have played giant Naughts and Crosses, Snakes and Ladders and Boules in the garden. September film afternoon was showing Pride and Prejudice, Guys and Dolls, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The kitchen staff have not disappointed us with our ‘Taste it Tuesday’. We have tasted the delights of Thailand with a green and red Thai curries with noodles. Greek delights included Greek salad, Spinach and feta parcels, grilled Halloumi and Tzatziki with pitta bread. Our trip to India had us eating chicken jalfrezi, pilau rice, naan bread, mango chutney, onion bhajis, samosas and cobra beer. Our North African Taste was of Algeria. We had couscous with minced lamb, chunky vegetable sauce chickpeas and flat bread.

Fizzy Friday had us tasting Pimms fizzy orange, fizzy apple and cranberry and fizzy lime and black current. We are now getting ready for Halloween so look out for new letter in November

August 2018+

Welcome to a combined June/July events news letter.It doesn’t mean to say we have not been active, on the contrary. Our musical entertainment has been with our old friends Glenda,Tom,Jon and Geoff which we all enjoy as it gives us the opportunity to sing along and some of us get up and dance!Tony has kept us on our toes with his exercise classes and he is a quiz master like no other, all those who take part get the chance to exercise those little grey cells. We have baked cakes and played games, bingo, giant chess, noughts and crosses and drafts in the garden making the most of this very warm summer that we having and making sure we have our sun screen on.

We have also played on the Tovertafel or the magic table this is a special piece of interactive equipment specially designed for those residents who have Alzheimers or dementia. We have painted and had pampering manicures which we all enjoy, even our male residents too.Tony has taken us on excursions to Wyevale Garden Centre where we enjoyed cream teas. We visited Minnis Bay  for ice cream, Westgate on Sea, more ice cream, Deal sea front, you guessed more ice cream, Capel-le-Ferne to the Hilltop cafe and Pegwell Bay. We have had the church services which were well received.Our film Wednesday which included, Summer Holiday, Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Beatrix Potter and a couple of a John Wayne Westerns!We all visited the tuck shop as well with lots of lovely treats. Fizzy Fridays are always good fun. We have tried Pimms non alcoholic cocktail, spritzers, bloody Marys and a special Prosecco/Bucks Fizz on the 22nd of July for Patty as she was going home to Poland to get married on the 29th July to her fiance.

June 2018+


What a wonderful month May is. Watching all the flowers, trees and newly born animals bursting forth. We have had yet another busy month. Tom Abraham, Jon Beetham and Geoff Stephens have given us musical delight, which was really enjoyed by us all. Rob and his team in the Kitchen, have prepared wonderful, exciting food for ‘Taste it Tuesday’. We have had food from Australia, Sweden, Turkey, Poland and China which were all enjoyed and much appreciated by us all. The catering staff have also made exciting ‘Fizzy Friday’ drinks, including Banana, strawberry and lemon smoothie. Tropical Mango, Fresh lemon lemonade and Mix Berries-Summer Fruit punch, all very delicious and all helping with our five a day. Tony has taken us to some of our favourite bus journeys, including Tankerton Beach, Folkestone Harbour, Sandwich Quay, Deal and Walmer sea front, Capel-le-Ferne, St Margarets Bay at Cliffe, Hurricane and Spitfire Museum Manston and Pegwell Bay and we were very excited to go to Littlebourne School Tea Party-which we thoroughly enjoyed with all the children. When we are not hot footing it around in the bus we have been quizzing, baking, painting, playing games and arts and crafts. We always enjoy having our pampering sessions with manicures and keeping fit with palates. We have enjoyed our film sessions and have watched The Quartet, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Life is Beautiful, Singing in the Rain, Top Hat, Charlie Chaplin and Gosford Park. 

 

Upcoming Events

Taste It Tuesday Chinese New Year

05

Feb

Taste It Tuesday this week is in celebration of the chinese new year so we are having Chinese food

Music Entertainment

08

Feb

11:00 am Tom Abrahams joins us for our musical entertainment this week

Taste it Tuesday's

12

Feb

Taste it Tuesday this week takes in the delights of Peruvian Quisine

Music Entertainment

14

Feb

Chris Field is our music entertainment this valentines day

Taste it Tuesday's

19

Feb

Taste it Tuesday this week is set in Russia, with some delectible Russian quisine

Music Entertainment

20

Feb

Jon Beetham joins us this week to delight us with some music entertainment

Karaoke

21

Feb

Karaoke listening to the delights the staff and residents have instore for us.

Music Entertainment

25

Feb

Our last music entertainment of February is Geoff Stephens

Taste it Tuesday's

26

Feb

Taste it Tuesday is set in Jamaica this week

Tea - Party

28

Feb

Tea - Party for the residents, including certificates for residents bingo and the Quiz winners.

Recent Events

January 2019+

Church Service

02

Jan

Church Service 

Taste it Tuesday's

08

Jan

Taste it Tuesday returns for 2019, throughout January we will be trying: New Year Tea Party- pork pie, scotc

Film Afternoons

22

Jan

Film afternoons in January saw us keeping warm inside watching a few different films: 1.King’s speech

Tony's Tours

23

Jan

Tony has been taking us on some fantastic trips in January: Hurricane Museum Manston W

Fizzy Fridays January

25

Jan

Fizzy Fridays is a favourite here are a what weve been tasting during Fridays: Prosecco, white wine

Burns Night Poems

25

Jan

To celebrate Burns Night we had some readings of Burns Night Poems

Music Entertainment

31

Jan

Throughout January we had a selection of fantastic music entertainment: 9th we had Chris Field, 17th

December 2018+

Entertainment

04

Dec

Geoff Stephens entertains us at 2pm.

Baking

05

Dec

Baking session at 10.30 am

Entertainment

07

Dec

Tom Abraham to entertain us with his beautiful singing at 11am

Manicure

07

Dec

Manicure Session in the afternoon

Christmas Fair at Littlebourne Primary School

08

Dec

Residents will be attending the X'mas fair at Littlebourne Primary School from 2.30 pm - 4.00pm

Entertainment

10

Dec

Deal Landmark singers to perform at 2pm

Christmas Performances

12

Dec

Littlebourne Primary School Christmas Choir performing at Littlebourne House at 2.30pm

Entertainment

15

Dec

Jon Beetham Sing along and percussion at 11am

Entertainment

21

Dec

Tom Abraham will entertain us at 11am.

Residents Christmas Party

08

Dec

Residents and Families Christmas Party Saturday 8th December&nb

Fizzy Fridays December

14

Dec

Fizzy Friday's Throughout December have seen us trying a variety of flavours: White wine, Lemon

Taste it Tuesdays December

18

Dec

Taste it Tuesdays in December saw us taating a variety of different cuisines: Australian- prawn salad and chips, meringue

Tony's Tours December

20

Dec

Throughout December Tony has been busy taking us to some great places: Littlebourne School-Christmas Party <

Film Afternoons December

28

Dec

Film Afternoons throughout december have seen us watching some interesting films: Hight Society It&am

November 2018+

Holy Communion

01

Nov

Church Service at 11 am.

Entertainment

02

Nov

Tom Abraham to entertain us with his beautiful singing at 11am

The Singing Sweetheart

14

Nov

Kelly - The Singing Sweetheart will be entertaining us from 11am.

Entertainment

17

Nov

Jon Beetham will be here to entertain us at 11.00 am

Entertainment

22

Nov

Geoff Stephens entertaining us again at 2pm.

Entertainment

23

Nov

Tom Abraham to entertain us with his beautiful singing at 11am

Arts and Crafts, Bingo, Manicures

01

Nov

10.30 am ARTS AND CRAFTS 2.30 pm BINGO

Quiz, Fizzy Friday, Singing and Dancing

02

Nov

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY”-TEA PAR

Bonfire Night

05

Nov

Join us on Monday 5th November Display starts at 5.30 p

October 2018+

The Singing Sweetheart

03

Oct

Kelly - The Singing Sweethear to entertain our residents at 11.00 am

Try it Tuesday

03

Oct

The residents are trying Turkish food today as part of our "Try it Tuesday"

Entertainment

04

Oct

Geoff Stephens will be at Littlebourne House to entertain us with his guitar music.

Church Service

04

Oct

Holy Communion at 11am in Main House

Entertainment

04

Oct

2pm - Geoff Stephens will be at Littlebourne House to entertain us with his guitar music.

Fizzy Friday

06

Oct

This Friday we are tasting Cream Soda, Fizzy Orange, Fizzy Mango, Ginger Beer, Dandelion and Burdok.

Trip out

10

Oct

Trip out to Nickle Farm in Chilham

Try it Tuesday

10

Oct

We will be tasting Sushi this week.

Music Workshop

12

Oct

Simon Lee to entertain our residents  @6.00pm

Keep Fit

13

Oct

Pilates with Debbie at 11.00 am

Entertainment

17

Oct

Kelly - The Singing Sweethear to entertain our residents at 11.00 am

Entertainment

20

Oct

Jon Beetham entertaining us at 11 am

Entertainment

24

Oct

Trevor to entertain us with his singing and guitar music at 2pm

Music Workshop

27

Oct

Simon Lee  visiting us at 2pm to with his Music Workshop

Quiz, Bingo and Manicures

01

Oct

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ 2.30 pm BINGO &

Arts and Crafts, Tovertafel and Taste Tuesday

02

Oct

10.30 am ARTS AND CRAFTS 10.30 am TOVERTAFEL AND BOARD GAMES &l

Church Service, Tuck Shop, Film Afternoon, Board Games, Manicures

03

Oct

11.00 am CHURCH SERVICE 2.30 pm “TUCK SHOP”

Tom Abrahams Entertainment, Tony's Tours

03

Oct

11.00 am TOM ABRAHAMS ENTERTAINMENT 2.30 pm TRIP BY MINI BUS<

Glenda Entertainment, Tony's Tours

04

Oct

11.00 am GLENDA ENTERTAINMENT 2.30 pm TRIP BY MINI BUS

Quiz, Fizzy Frriday, Singing and Dancing

05

Oct

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY”-TEA PAR

Quiz, Board Games, Manicures

08

Oct

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ 2.30 pm BOARD GAMES

Baking, Tovertafel, Taste Tuesday, Singing and Dancing

09

Oct

10.30 am BAKING 10.30 am TOVERTAFEL GAMES AND PAINTING

Arts and Crafts, Tony's Tours

10

Oct

10.30 am ARTS AND CRAFTS 2.30 pm TRIP BY MINI BUS

Jon Beetham Entertainment, Bingo and Manicures

11

Oct

11.00 am JON BEETHAM ENTERTAINMENT 2.30 pm BINGO &l

Quiz, Fizzy Friday, Singing and Dancing

12

Oct

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY”-TEA PAR

Quiz, Board Games, Manicures

15

Oct

10.30 am QUIZ AND EXERCISES 2.30 pm BOARD GAMES

Baking, Tovertafel, Taste Tuesday, Singing and Dancing

16

Oct

10.30 am BAKING/TOVERTAFEL GAMES 2.30 pm “TASTE TUESDAY” A

Arts and Crafts, Tony's Tours

17

Oct

10.30 am ARTS AND CRAFTS 2.30 pm TRIP BY MINI BUS

Board Games, Geoff Stephens Entertainment, Manicures

18

Oct

10.30 am BOARD GAMES AND PAINTING 2.00 pm GEOFF STEPHENS ENTERTAINMENT

Quiz, Fizzy Friday, Singing and Dancing

19

Oct

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY”-TEA PAR

Quiz, Board Games, Manicures

22

Oct

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ 2.30 pm BOARD GAMES

Baking, Tovertafel, Taste Tuesday, SInging and Dancing

23

Oct

10.30 am BAKING 10.30 am TOVERTAFEL GAMES AND PAINTING

Arts and Crafts, Tony's Tours

24

Oct

10.30 am ARTS AND CRAFTS 2.30 pm TRIP BY MINI BUS

Tom Abrahams Entertainment, Bingo, Manicures

25

Oct

11.00 am TOM ABRAHAMS ENTERTAINMENT 2.30 pm BINGO &

Quiz, Fizzy Friday, Singing and Dancing

26

Oct

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY”-TEA PAR

Quiz, Board Games, Manicures

29

Oct

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ 2.30 pm BOARD GAMES

Baking, Tovertafel, Taste Tuesday, Singing and Dancing

30

Oct

10.30 am BAKING 10.30 am TOVERTAFEL GAMES AND PAINTING

August 2018+

Entertainment

01

Aug

Geoff Stephens entertaining us again on the 1st of August at 2pm.

Music Entertainment

01

Aug

Geoff Stephens will be at Littlebourne House to entertain us with his guitar music.

Entertainment

03

Aug

Tom Abraham will entertain us at 11am.

Entertainment

07

Aug

Tom Abraham to entertain us with his beautiful singing.

Entertainment

09

Aug

Glenda is performing at 6.00 pm

Tony's Tours

15

Aug

Trip to Sandwich Quay at 11.00 am

Entertainment

16

Aug

Kelly Entertaiment at 2.00pm

Music Entertainment

22

Aug

Geoff Stephens will be at Littlebourne House to entertain us with his guitar music.

Pilates

25

Aug

Keep fit with Debbie at 11am

Entertainment

31

Aug

Kelly will be entertaining us from 11am.

Film Afternoon

01

Aug

11.00 am CHURCH SERVICE 2.30 pm “FILM AFTERNOON” 3.00 pm “TUCK SHOP&

Tom Abrahams Entertainment / Bingo

02

Aug

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY” TEA PARTY 3.00 pm G

Fizzy Friday / Quiz / Garden Games

03

Aug

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY” TEA PARTY 3.00 pm G

Tovertafel / Tony's Tours

06

Aug

10.30 am TOVERTAFEL 2.30 pm TRIP BY MINI BUS  

Taste Tuesday / Alexa / Garden Games

07

Aug

10.30 am GARDEN GAMES 2.30 pm “TASTE TUESDAY” AND “TRAVEL THE WORLD” &

Baking / Film Afternoon

08

Aug

10.30 am BAKING AND PAINTING-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm “FILM AFTERNOON 3.00 pm “TUCK SHO

Arts and Crafts / Bingo

09

Aug

10.30 am ARTS AND CRAFTS/PAINTING-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm BINGO

Quiz / Fizzy Friday / Garden Games

10

Aug

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY”-TEA PARTY 3.30 pm G

Quiz / Tony's Tours

13

Aug

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ 2.30 pm TRIP BY MINI BUS

Taste Tuesday / Alexa / Garden Games

14

Aug

10.30 am GARDEN GAMES 2.30 pm “TASTE TUESDAY” AND”TRAVEL THE WORLD” &l

Jon Beetham Entertainment / Film Afternoon / Tovertafel

15

Aug

10.30 am JON BEETHAM ENTERTAINMENT 2.30 am “TUCK SHOP” 3.00 pm “FILM AF

Fizzy Friday / Quiz / Garden Games

17

Aug

10.30 am EXERCISES AND QUIZ 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY”-TEA PARTY 3.00 pm GARDEN GAMES

Quiz / Manicures

20

Aug

10.30 am QUIZ-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm MANICURES

Taste Tuesday / Alexa / Garden Games

21

Aug

10.30 am GARDEN GAMES 2.30 pm “TASTE TUESDAY” AND”TRAVEL THE WORLD” &l

Arts and Crafts / Film Afternoon / Tovertafel Games

22

Aug

10.30 am ARTS AND CRAFTS/PAINTING 2.30 pm “FILM AFTERNOON” 3.00 pm “TUC

Tom Abrahams Entertainment / Bingo / Manicures

23

Aug

11.00 am TOM ABRAHAMS 2.30 pm BINGO 3.30 pm MANICURES-KING WILLIAM

Quiz / Fizzy Friday / Garden Games

24

Aug

10.30 am QUIZ-MAIN HOUSE 2.30 pm “FIZZY FRIDAY”-TEA PARTY 3.00 pm GARDEN GAMES<

Quiz / Manicures

27

Aug

10.30 am QUIZ 2.30 pm MANICURES

Geoff Stephens Entertainment / Taste Tuesday / Garden Games

28

Aug

11.00 am GEOFF STEPHENS ENTERTAINMENT 2.30 pm “TASTE TUESDAY” AND “TRAVEL THE WORLD&rdq

Arts and Crafts / Film Afternoon / Tovertafel Games

29

Aug

10.30 am ARTS AND CRAFTS 2.30 am “FILM AFTERNOON” 3.00 am “TUCK SHOP&am

Baking / Bingo / Manicures

30

Aug

10.30 am BAKING AND PAINTING 2.30 am BINGO 3.30 am MANICURES-KING WILLIAM

Quiz / Fizzy Friday / Garden Games

31

Aug

10.30 am QUIZ 2.30 “FIZZY FRIDAY”-TEA PARTY 3.30 am GARDEN GAMES

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