On Monday 7th. December, we started the week energetically with our chair-based exercises.
This was followed by a festive ‘Word wheel’ quiz.

Denise, the hairdresser also visited.

Irene, Sylvia, Pat, Iris, Kath, Len and Elwyn!

Irene, Sylvia, Pat, Iris, Kath, Ray and Len

Tess was an enthusiastic participant!

Arm Exercises with Pat, Iris and Kath.

Pat and Elwyn simultaneously guessed the ’Word wheel’ quiz word was ‘Christmas!’

Iris and Patricia both looking lovely after seeing the hairdresser.

During the afternoon we enjoyed using some more of the donated wool for some wool craft.
We made pom-poms, hearts and stars for the Christmas tree.

Sylvia, Pat and Kath busy with the wool.

Beatrice with her pom-pom and Pat with silver star!

Tess made a star for the top of the tree!

On Tuesday 8th. December we enjoyed a game of skittles, a balloon bounce and then a festive word search.

Maryrose takes aim.


Helga, Mary, Margaret, Elisabeth and Kath having fun with the balloon!




Irene and Angela had a lovely chat and made friends!

Later in the day we enjoyed a second trip locally to see the festive lights.
Upon our return everyone enjoyed a few drinks, some very festive ‘Snowballs’ wine, G and T’s and soft drinks with mince pies.

Diane, Helga, Len, Kath, Pat, Evelyn, Peter and Brian on the second bus trip to see the festive lights locally!

Festive lights of Fleet and Church Crookham !

On Tuesday 9th. December the chiropodist visited for our monthly check up and during the afternoon we enjoyed some famous Christmas poems plus a new one written for this year, ‘Corona Christmas’ that we could all relate to!

T’was a month before Christmas,
And all through the town,
People wore masks,
That covered their frown.

The frown had begun
Way back in the Spring,
When a global pandemic
Changed everything.

They called it corona,
But unlike the beer,
It didn’t bring good times,
It didn’t bring cheer.

Contagious and deadly,
This virus spread fast,
Like a wildfire that starts
When fuelled by gas.

Airplanes were grounded,
Travel was banned.
Borders were closed
Across air, sea and land.

As the world entered lockdown
To flatten the curve,
The economy halted,
And folks lost their verve.

From March to July
We rode the first wave,
People stayed home,
They tried to behave.

When summer emerged
The lockdown was lifted.
But away from caution,
Many folks drifted.

Now it’s November
And cases are spiking,
Wave two has arrived,
Much to our disliking.

Frontline workers,
Doctors and nurses,
Try to save people,
From riding in hearses.

This virus is awful,
This COVID-19.
There isn’t a cure.
There is no vaccine.

It’s true that this year
Has had sadness a plenty,
We’ll never forget
The year 2020.

And just ‘round the corner –
The holiday season,
But why be merry?
Is there even one reason?

To decorate the house
And put up the tree,
When no one will see it,
No one but me.

But outside my window
The snow gently falls,
And I think to myself,
Let’s deck the halls!

So, I gather the ribbon,
The garland and bows,
As I play those old carols,
My happiness grows.

Christmas is not cancelled
And neither is hope.
If we lean on each other,
I know we can cope


We also continued thinking and talking about ‘Christmas Wishes’

Brian talking about his Christmas Wish.


On Thursday 10th December we had a lovely visit from the Goats, everyone enjoyed seeing and feeding them!

Iris going to feed the goat

Kath has food, so the goats were very keen to go and see her!

Festive goat eyeing up his next treat from Tessa!

June absolutely loved seeing the Goats, wonderful smile on her face

Daphne ready to pat the goat

Beryl was enchanted by the goats!

We also enjoyed physio with Rebecca.

Ray, Diane, Edith, Margaret, Daphne, Elisabeth, Ann and Beatrice.

During the afternoon we enjoyed a festive film.

On Friday 11th December we enjoyed apple box games and a balloon bounce.

Elisabeth going for a high score

Go on Peter!

Elwyn counting up his total score

Pat throwing the balloon to Brian!

During the afternoon we also enjoyed the giant crossword

On Saturday 12th December we enjoyed quoits

Mary-Rose doing well

Only 3 more to throw Diane

June deciding where to throw her first ring and Kath T. hoping to score high!

We also enjoyed the piano sing-a-long with Louis.


On Sunday 13th December we enjoyed board games, jigsaws and colour therapy.

Sylvia, Kath. Pat and Diane the ‘Scrabblers!’

Pat and Diane


Peter and Tessa

Tessa engrossed in her colouring