It has been another busy activities schedule at Woodlands this week. With a variety of quizzes, bingo, arts and crafts and so much more.

On Monday 30th residents got creative colouring their very own ‘Unity Rainbows’ to represent hope for the future. These are being displayed in the windows of homes throughout the UK and are now on display in all our front windows at Woodlands!

Ann and Peggy’s finished rainbows!

Carole hard at work creating her own colourful rainbow!

Residents also enjoyed chair-based exercises. Poetry Club had a Spring theme as well as a few Pam Ayres favourites at the end which made everyone giggle. During the afternoon residents started working on decorating their Easter eggs for the competition.

Len, Peter and Kath with their very own ‘Woodlands Faberge eggs!’

John’s monogrammed masterpiece!

On Tuesday residents got active with a variety of physical exercise, ball games, football, and crazy golf ensuring they all had good appetites at lunch time.

Kath and Peter take aim. Peter went onto win the golf competition!

During the afternoon some more residents finished their Easter eggs. Here’s Joan very proud of her efforts!

We also celebrated Diane’s birthday. In her words she doesn’t really like to be in the limelight but still enjoyed us all singing to her and the sherry toast afterwards!

On Wednesday 1st residents learnt about the origins of April Fools Day and some of the famous past April Fools such as the ‘Spaghetti trees’ that the BBC showed in Switzerland in 1957 and that many people made enquiries to them about buying after they were shown! Afterwards they managed no less than 80 words from the phrase April Fools Day, after a target of 30!

During the afternoon residents enjoyed a lively sing-along. Margaret and Beryl particularly enjoyed it!

On Thursday residents enjoyed a balloon bounce and Famous faces quiz with clips on You Tube of Bruce Forsyth, Norman Wisdom, Morecombe and Wise and Elizabeth Taylor to name jus t a few they reminisced about.

They also enjoyed arranging the flowers and some warm Spring sunshine in our lovely safe garden.

Tessa, Carole, Kath and Beryl our budding florists!

Ann, Tessa, Peggy, Helga and Iris enjoy the Spring colour!

On Friday 3rd it was a celebration of all things Nepalese with fascinating facts, quiz, food and dancing. We also celebrated Kath’s 99th. Birthday. Thanks so much to Lazum for cooking a lovely Nepalese curry lunch which was absolutely delicious and for presenting traditional dance in beautiful costume along with her colleagues, Nita, Suku, Julieth, Asmita, Rachel, Becky and Sally-Anne.

Iris enjoys the dancing and music.

Saturday 4th. April it was a gorgeous Spring day and residents made the most of the very welcome warm sunshine and colurful court yard garden with wine, shandys and soft drinks alfresco.

They also took delivery of two beautifully crocheted ‘Unity Rainbows’ very kindly made by former colleague Jackie. We shall dispaly these with postive hope for better times in the future.