On Monday 22nd.February the hair dresser visited and we enjoyed morning exercises. During the afternoon it was Film Club.

Joy was full of energy!

On Tuesday 23rd. February we started the day with some chair-based exercises and as it was World Thinking Day we put our brains to a word challenge.

Joan joined in.

Tony was energetic!

Hands Up for Exercises! Shown Joan, Ann and Dorothy.

Words, Words, Words!

This week it was ‘Real Bread Week’ so during the afternoon we enjoyed a bread themed quiz and history as well as some delicious  bread tasting!

Rod decides what to sample!

Dorothy and Ann sample the breads.

Mary and Tony make a choice.

Joan sampled the bread too.

Pearl was taken with the beetroot, raisin and rosemary bread which was pink!

Rod also enjoyed  a stroll in the early Spring sunshine and fed the koi carp in the pond in our lovely garden.

On Wednesday 24th. February we enjoyed some gentle exercises and a quiz, then during the afternoon our ever popular Arts and Social activity. During this we coloured daffodils and very much enjoyed reading Wordsworth’s classic poem ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’

Pearl with Sugar.

Sylvia joined us for a chat.

Ann, Tony and Dorothy.

Joan, Joy and Pearl loved remembering and reading the poem ‘Daffodils’

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not be but gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed’ and gazed ‘but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Hillbrow residents are really enjoying their regular chair-based exercises.

Sugar encourages Helen and Joan was very energetic!

Tony always tries his best!

Hands up Rod!

Everyone concentrating hard on getting it right!

Even Cheeky wanted to join in!

On Thursday 25th.February we started with some lively ball games ahead of the physiotherapists’ weekly visit. During the afternoon we enjoyed an equally lively  ‘Pub Quiz’ at our very own ‘Hillbrow Arms!’

Pearl had a whale of a time with the beachball –

Just look at the delight on her face!

Jenny, Dorothy, Joy, Mary and Elizabeth having a laugh at the Hillbrow Arms!

Cheers Rod and Tony!

Hillbrow ladies enjoy the pub quiz.

The men concentrating during the pub quiz they enjoy their drinks.

Jenny animated during the quiz as Joy, Dorothy and Ann look on.

Mary enjoyed a lovely walk around the grounds of both Hillbrow and Hill house where primroses and snowdrops wee blooming!

The beautiful colours in the Hillbrow garden.

On Friday 26th. February we enjoyed some exercises and a quiz during the morning and then baked chocolate chip cookies during the afternoon. What a fun, and what a mess we got in but  the chocolate chip cookies we made were delicious!

Dorothy – ‘Spiderwoman!’

Getting ready to bake being encouraged by Bev!

Ann mixes…….

….And Tony beats the eggs.

Dorothy adds flour.

Bev helps out whilst we enjoy a cup of tea!

The cookies take shape!

These look great Tony and Dorothy!

Ann made some too!

Our finished chocolate chip cookies.

Now for the best part eating them!

Joan and Ann.

We also enjoyed arranging the fresh flowers.

Helen and Elizabeth made a lovely job of them!

On Saturday 27th. March residents were delighted to receive some lovely handmade artwork and cards of love from the young pupils of Fleet Infant School. We were overwhelmed with their kindness and consideration of us!

Joan opening her card and Dorothy and Rod with colourful hearts made by the pupils.

Joy very pleased with her handmade painted heart!