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Is there a better place for a communion service then in the full glory of God’s creation? Thank you Pauline for your continued support.


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Exeter Cathedral

Following a morning visit to the salon for haircut/wash&blowdry, Ethel, Joy and Doreen went to the Carol Concert at Exeter Cathedral. The group was accompanied by Karen and Jo with Phil behing the wheel. 

This week we also have Choir from Beacon School sining carols, trip to see Xmas lights, our Xmas panto presented by the drama group and Maslen followed by Carol singing.



Party Season – dates for your diary

We are approaching a busy party season – have a look at what we have planned and pencil in dates in your diary. All our celebrations are for residents, staff, relatives and families.

  • 29th October– thanks to the Drama Group for a great Scary Halloween Monday 
  • 2nd November – we had a fab Fireworks Party
  • 3-8th December – we will decorating home for Xmas
  • 6th December Xmas Lights Trip for the residents
  • 8th December – “Peter Pan Panto” by the Drama Group and Choir 
  • 15th December – another famous Xmas party organised by staff featuring: Xmas Raffle, Santa, Music, Sing-along or Dance, Buffet

Please donate your prizes for the raffle to Karen our manager. Many thanks to Dennis who yesterday kindly donated a prize.

  • 24th December – Carol Service (time tbc – afternoon). Last year was a very special and successful trip to St John’s in the Wood with a big group of relatives and residents. To allow as many residents as possible to attend the service we are reaching out to those of you who would like to attend the service with their loved ones and at the same time take them to the church in own car. Please let Joanna know if you are planning to join us and give your loved one a lift.
  •  25th December – Xmas Stockings, Lunch and Family Xmas presents. If you would like to join your loved ones for lunch please let Karen know by 9th December. Spaces are limited so do not delay. 


Lateral thinking….

el naturale by Rene. What does one do when one gets tired on a walk. Pick up the first log/stick one finds on the way and turn it into a walking stick. Simples!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Happiness is a …….

definitely not a cigar called Hamlet:)

In our case this can be doing things for someone other than us like caring for a new resident who may feel lost, making her or him feel part of a community and involving him or her in even the simplest of daily jobs (like getting flowers for the tables for all to enjoy). Today Doreen and Meg did just that. Thank you ladies.

In the process and our spirit of being opportunistic with the weather, Doreen and Meg continued beyond flowers cleaning the terrace and the lower garden paths. Both loved it and worked to tunes sung by Doreen. This was followed by a great tea party with those who decided to enjoy a freshly swept terrace.