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Someone please stop the time! October is over and only few weeks left until Christmas. I think it’s about time to start preparing for one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. But first we are going to tell you about our activities in October.

We would like to say a warm welcome to our new residents Sharifa, Mary H., Veronique and Petre. We are very happy to have you here! 🙂

It was hard to believe that summer is gone because the weather was sooo nice and warm. We enjoyed trips into community. Costa is one of our favourite destinations when we want to have a cup of coffee or cappuccino. Yvonne told us that it was very difficult to find coffee during the war time and gave us a talk about rationing during the war years. We should be happy that we can have this lovely drink whenever we want.

9th of October our lovely puppies came to visit us. They brought so much joy to our home. Residents played with them and gave them a big doze of LOVE! It is very nice when family or friends bring their pets when they come to visit their loved ones. We have so many animal lovers here so do not hesitate and next time you come, bring your fluffy friend with you!

We really believe that trips into community are very important and encourage residents’ independence. To-Luk and Celestine loves shopping. We all like sweet treats, don’t we? We went to Iceland and bought chocolate to sweeten up our lives.

It was Maria’s birthday so together with ladies we decided to make a birthday surprise and made her a birthday cake. Norah, Yvonne, Suelly and Paddy decorated it with flowers. Maria was so happy and couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw it. You don’t need much to make other person happy.

We enjoy beauty afternoons so much. It’s time to treat ourselves. Ladies love to have their makeup and nails done. They also have opportunity to book an appointment with our lovely hairdresser Ann and make theirs hair nice and fresh.

Let’s talk about baking. Every Thursday we try out new recipes. One of our favourite is banana sponge. Our baking club is growing bigger and bigger. More and more residents joins us. Edward said he never thought he’s going to like baking cakes. You see! All the time try to learn new things, and it doesn’t matter how old you are.

We would like to say a BIG THANK you to Norbury Manor School students who came to visit us and brought lots of harvest gifts. We love surprises! Residents were very pleased with all the sweet treats and enjoyed it with cup of tea.

Do you remember the picture Danny and Maria made last month with buttons? If you haven’t seen it, check out our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Danny loved making this picture so much so he decided to make another one. This time he made a teapot. Now it’s in our reception so when you will come, just have a look!

The end of the month was very busy because we were preparing Halloween decorations and costumes. 31st of October we had Halloween party. We made a pumpkin pie and everyone loved it. We had so much fun playing with costumes. Looked like we all came back to childhood. Haha.  

Resident of the month is Edward. He is very clever and knows every single song on the radio. He is also very good at sports and quizzes. It is always nice to have a chat with him especially when he makes funny jokes!

November is going to be even busier because we will start making Christmas decorations and organise upcoming events. It won’t be easy but it’s going to be fun!

With love until next month…!

Dovile xx