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Archive for June, 2012

On the terrace……

….in the evening sun. What could be more pleasant ? Harry called it ‘never never land’ just now, I guess because he is forever young.


Welcome Bonnie

We have a new addition to our mini-zoo; due to popular demand we have a third cat. Bonnie is a Siamese cat just like Archie although her colouring is different. Welcome Bonnie!

It is not just residents who love our animals. Alison and Bonnie

At present Bonnie is settling in and spending a lot of time with Kathy.

Donkey Sanctuary Rescue!

Residents decided to go again to the donkey sanctuary. They found the cutest one they all wanted to adopt. Can you spot it? 😉



some like it hot


Care homes produce a LOT of food waste, both raw and ‘off the plate’. Like most homes we have been recycling this through the council collections, and this involves lots of blue bins standing outside for up to a week causing smells and mess, and of course ‘waste miles’. A month or so ago we invested in four ‘hotbin’ composters so that we can turn our food waste into garden compost which will be jolly handy for our vegetable and flower gardens. When they are working properly they get up to 70 degrees celcius and at that temperature they work 30 times faster than a normal compost bin. All we have to do now is to get them to work properly.  Tony at Hotbins has given us advice about how to make them work properly in our environment and so we will try that. We will let you know when we start selling our ‘finest Rose Lodge potting compost’

Heath Robinson would have been proud…

…..of our anti-cat device underneath the dovecote. Not sure it will the stop squirrels though…..