On Monday 14th.  June we started the week energetcially with our chair-based exercises followed by a Word Search based around the phrase ‘Royal Ascot’ as the Ascot race meet started on the Tuesday.

2 ladies Ascot Ready – Mary and Olive!


During the afternoon we enjoyed trying on a range of lovely hats as we learnt about the history and fashion of Royal Ascot. We enjoyed seeing some amazing pictures of headgear worn at Royal Ascot and how fashions have changed since it’s inception in 1794. We finished the afternoon with a horse and horserace themed quiz.

Peter and John do hand-jive exercises.


Elwyn, Sylvia, Diane, Kath T, Len, Peter and John worked hard during the exercises.

Olive participated and Tess got creative, even signing her own work!

Beatrice and Diane!

Pat posed!

Patricia and Angela.

We watched the famous Ascot race scene from My Fair Lady.

Muriel and Len!

The hats we enjoyed trying on for Ascot!


On Tuesday 15th. June we did the Medau rhythmic exercise programme and  then a ‘Drink Up’ word search as it was ‘Beer Britain Day 2021!’

Kath T. and Irene do the Medau exercises.

During the afternoon the ‘Woodlands Arms’ opened in our beautiful courtyard beer garden and we enjoyed everything from a beer to rose wine, a G and T, spritzers, fruit juices, ice cream, crisps/snacks and tea and coffee as we enjoyed the lovely sunshine in the safety of the shade.  We took part in a 50 question pub quiz divided into two teams (which we named!) team 1 captained  by Arthur named ‘Arthritis!’ and team 2 captained by Len named ‘Constipation! It was a close run competition but ‘Team Arthritis’ won by 3 points! We had planned to play darts too but it was just too warm so we relaxed in the garden afterwards.

The ‘Woodlands Arms’ Beer garden open for business!

The pub quiz in the ‘Woodlands Arms’ beer garden gets underway!

Staying cool in the shade Beatrice and Olive sip rose wine.

Angela and Irene (who are friends) enjoyed each other’s company during the quiz.

Team 1 ‘Arthritis’ wins by just 3 points!!

On Thursday 16th. June the chiropodist visited us all for our regualr monmthly check up during the morning. In the very hot and sultry afternoon we sat down to the Giant Crossword challenge which  we partcipated in as we kept’ our cool with cold drinks and ice lollies!

Figuring it out during the Giant Crossword challenge.

On Thursday 17th. June we participated in our weekly physiotherapy session with Rebecca, the hairdresser also visited. We arranged the fresh flowers and relaxed in our lovely courtyard garden. Some of us also enjoyed a surprise visit from Henry (Becky lovely dog) once more.

Mary always enjoys flower arranging.

Our lovely volunteer Susie with Len and Kath T.

Len concentrates on the flowers!

Iris loves animals and loved meeting Henry!

Diane who has had pet dogs in the past makes a fuss of Henry as Sylvia chats to Becky about him!

Pat marvels at the foxgloves in bloom in the garden!


Olive enjoys tea in our lovely garden!

On Friday 18th. June we put our ‘best foot forward’ with our ever popular chair-based exercises and then a word pairs quiz and collective nouns quiz.

Tess and Olive doing the exercises.

Arm exercises.

Tess helped clean and lay the tables for lunch too.


During the afternoon to finish Ascot week this week Woodlands residents enjoyed their very own racing not with horses but with the adorable pink snuffling clockwork pigs! Armed with ‘Pig pounds ‘ they took their bets and cheered their piggies on to victory. 3 ladies studied the form very carefully and eventually shared the jackpot in the final race!

And they’re off!

Beatrice and Len were winners!

Olive with her winnings!

Olive, Peter, Kath T. Beryl, pat and Diane watching the race.


Pat gives her piggy some encouragement!

Kath T, Pat and Sylvia share the jackpot in the final!


Pat with winning bespectacled pig.

On Saturday 19th. June we were entertained by our lovely Louis with a lively piano sing-a-long which got us all singing!

We all enjoy Louis on the piano.

Irene, Olive and Mary all singing along!

This was followed in the afternoon with Woodlands Poetry Club and a word search.



On Sunday 20th. Woodlands celebrated Father’s Day 2021 with a special gift for all of our Woodlands gentlemen, a poem dedicated to all Fathers as well as a glass of something for everyone. A toast was raised to all Fathers and everything they do and then all residents enjoyed a famous Father’s quiz.


During the afternoon we enjoyed Film Club.

Father’s day trolley with drinks, gift bags and scroll poems dedicated to Fathers, ready to celebrate Father’s Day 2021.

Peter with gift and card from his family and George with poem.

John was touched to receive his Father’s Day gift bag and poem.

John and Elwyn.

A toast for Len one of our Fathers on Father’s day and a gift bag for Arthur.

“Only  A Dad,”  By Edgar Albert Guest

Only a Dad, but he gives his all

To smooth the way for his children small,

Doing, with courage stern and grim,

The deeds that his father did for him.

This is the line that for him I pen,

Only a Dad, but the best of men!


A Very Happy Father’s Day to All Our

Wonderful Woodlands Fathers!

The poem Woodlands gentlemen received.

Woodlands courtyard garden blooming lovely after all the rain this week!