We have a new resident.....Georgie the baby Horsefield tortoise!! We felt we all needed a pet here at St Georges and Georgie is just perfect. We are already enjoying helping to bathe and feed him (or her.....we won't know for a good few more years!). Georgie can be found in the sun lounge if anyone would like to meet him.
A slightly quieter month . The highlight of the month was out Burns lunch celebration . We enjoyed some traditional Scottish Fare, haggis, scottish tablet and tea cakes . We have also enjoyed some craft sessions making bird feeders and sun catchers . The bulbs we planted in the Autumn are finally starting to appear. We are looking forward to the Spring.
In true form we celebrated Christmas in Style . We enjoyed carol concerts , parties and lots of sparkle. A christmas donkey came to visit us and the staff entertained the residents at their Christmas party. We put on our party frocks and went out for lunch at the Beambridge Inn. Fred produced a wonderful lunch on Christmas Day. On New Years Eve we saw the new year in at lunch time with bubbles and the chimes, we then played traditional game in the afternoon
We finally saw a change in the weather. We wrapped up well for Bonfire night and enjoyed lovely fire works and sparklers. We also packed up our charity boxes for operation Christmas Child.
The work continued and there was the inevitable delay. We did not let it get us down , the residents referred to it as our 'Dunkirk spirit". To get away from the noise we went out for afternoon tea. Finally the great day arrived and we had an official opening of the lounge . Edna and Charlie from BBC Somerset cut the ribbon. We marked the occasion with a party . We are really enjoying the beautiful new lounge.
Well what a busy month. We had to move out of the lounge so that the contractors could commence on the lounge refurbishment. However this did not dampen our spirits . We held a coffee morning for Macmillan cancer care and raised £70.
We had a very busy month supporting our teams during the Olympics. We enjoyed a sensory afternoon tasting some exotic fruits,and chocolates ,smelling beautiful oils and sampling some colourful cocktails. Our vegetables grew really well and we have big plans for next year. A large group of us attended the Taunton flower show and wondered at the beautiful displays.