Friday, 10 December 2010

'sounds sophisticated'

Linda and her partner known collectively as 'sounds sophisticated' visited us again today and entertained our residents in the lounge. Their thoughtfully planned selection of popular music on saxophone, clarinet and keyboard delighted our audience at meh, and included some festive tunes and carols to get everyone in the mood for a bit of christmas spirit.

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Barbara was in artisitic mood today and she is here trying out some artcure pens.

meanwhile, in the lounge, Julia (one of our volunteers) hosted a quiz for the residents.

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computer fun!

Iris is learning how to use the rollerball mouse by doing a jigsaw on the computer.  she did very well...

marie and phyll have been taught a word game on the computer and are playing for money! marie won the princely sum of 20p for her efforts!!
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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Shop with Priscilla!

Introducing Priscilla Thorp - beautician and skin care expert, who visited meh today.

She set up a mini shop in the foyer, selling gift packs of beauty products for our residents to buy for christmas - especially helpful as some of them have been unable to go outside the door for the past week!

contact: Priscilla on o1892 825676 or email:

Jemma also opened the 'tuck shop' for sweets, toiletries and miscellaneous items.
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group photo before departure!!

This photo was taken by Sheila of some of the Mount Ephraim staff before they set off for the Great British Care Awards last saturday.

Diana, Paul and Tracey were shortlisted for awards and Mount Ephraim was well represented!! The official photograph showing everyone will be published shortly.
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Monday, 6 December 2010

the finished article...

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starting the decorations

our christmas decoration scheme this year will be based on natural elements, foliage, berries and twigs from the garden. Today Julie our art and craft tutor showed us how to make a garland - which we will put above the main fireplace at meh.

shown here, madge, patty, phyll and ursula, making the little bunches of foliage that eventually were wired onto the main body of the garland. Phyll brought along a tin of 'roses' for company!!

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start of another week

still snowy, bleak and cold, but the roads a lot better and most of us managed to get to work today. Sue came this afternoon to entertain the residents in the lounge for 'variety hour' - a mixture of music, quizzes and anecodotes.
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