Tuesday, 27 December 2011

merry christmas mount ephraim house residents

santa's reindeer has brought all the presents, tree's are up and lights flashing.. merry christmas to everyone!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

rusthall church carol singers...

...brightened up the lounge today with their singing - a mixture of adults and children, male and female, came to mount ephraim and entertained our residents.

afterwards, we had mulled wine and mince pies courtesy of sheila and gemma in the kitchen, so thanks to everyone involved and happy christmas!
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rotary club singers 2011

group photo of the lovely group from the twells rotary club who came to sing carols for mount ephraim on tuesday evening - getting everyone into the christmas spirit. residents had song sheets too and many joined in with the choir. a big thankyou to robin who organized everyone and to adam who managed to rustle up some delicious mince pies and a bottle of sherry!
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christmas saxophone!

jacqui came to play her silver sax to the residents this week as part of the christmas celebrations, incorporating some carols into her repertoire. patty, eric and olive agreed to provide some backup but grace still prefers her knitting & eric was very engrossed by the look on his face!

look forward to seeing jacqui again in the new year...
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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

variety hour...

 .....with Sue today, involved a tin of chocolates and the poem 'twas the night before christmas' !!

elsewhere in the house we had scrabble club, lots of visitors and more christmas decorating.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

the MEH Residents Christmas Party 2011

some pictures to be going on with...more to follow

it was a lovely evening, great food, lots to drink and doug wake got everyone into the christmas spirit with some hearty carol singing..
thank you to everyone who turned up!
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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

music for health...

heather is from 'music for health' and aimed to get our residents into the christmas spirit
starting with the colourful party hats! soon everyone (or nearly everyone, grace preferred to keep knitting!) was making music, joining in with a music quiz and listening to a variety of music designed for residents well being, finishing with some breathing and relaxation techniques.
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meanwhile, christmas calenders...

while the music therapy was in full swing, this is the work of hilda and 'new girl' June, who were encouraged to paint some christmas tree templates and add a 2012 calender to give as a gift..just waiting for the paint to dry.
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christmas crafting with julie

iris, marie and marian had a go at filling glass baubles with some lovely glittery/feathery bits - and we put them on the christmas tree in the foyer for all to admire...
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Monday, 12 December 2011

chocs away!

elizabeth and joan paid their last visit before xmas, bringing with them cards and gifts of chocs and special biscuits for residents to enjoy.

on behalf of all the residents and staff at meh, we wish them both a very happy, relaxing christmas and look forward to seeing them in 2012 for more anecdotes, poetry and gossip!

all weather studio...

 electricians put the finishing touches to the studio on friday and we now have heat and light so no excuse not to be creating masterpieces at any time! patty especially will be pleased!

Friday, 9 December 2011

decorating the tree...

 ...with the assistance of Pat and Lucille; later jean, and hilda, joined in...

we are busy getting the house ready for the MEH residents and friends christmas party on 15th December so hope to see you all there! if you havent yet received your invitation, dont worry - just turn up!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

the staff xmas party!!

held in Palio's in tunbridge wells - everyone enjoyed a good meal & lots to drink - christmas countdown has begun...
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Friday, 2 December 2011

marco the magician pays a visit!

thursday afternoon, Marco arrived to find a room full of residents prepared to be entertained and join in with the magic!
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Monday, 28 November 2011

front row at the fashion show...

Bonmarche of tonbridge put on a fashion show in the lounge - showing off some of their christmas collection, lots of sparkly bits and velvet ...


bingo with our volunteer christiane -new resident Joyce first game and she won a prize this afternoon... she was joined by eric, doreen, patty, sylvia, marie, helen, susan, marian and olive.

meanwhile, peggy was being entertained by her family in the library, grace was knitting and sheila went out for a walk...

thomas the PAT dog came to see everyone this morning and we had our very own fashion show going on in the lounge - courtesy of bon marche... see photos above

a very glamorous bunch!...

... off to an award ceremony in Brighton this evening. stretch limo picked them up and wont be returning til after 1am this morning.. hope they all win... good luck!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

a tribute to robert

patricia jacobs came to play piano for the residents today - a special recital in memory of robert green. thankyou patricia, everyone enjoyed it immensely and im sure robert would be chuffed to bits especially hearing his beloved murzurka's...

this one's for Mary...

welcome to the mount ephraim blog and thankyou for signing on! marian has just come up to the foyer for a chat so we thought we would take a photo for you...

Thursday, 17 November 2011

autumn/xmas fayre 2011

very successful xmas fayre today, big thankyou to everyone who contributed and helped -marie and marian manning the bric a brac stall, christiane and carolyn our volunteers for looking after the raffle and cake stall, generous donations from elizabeth and joan and allison etc sheila and di for making all the lovely stuff, heidi for dishing out the mulled wine, karen for bringing the cup cakes, and the residents and relatives who helped us to sell out!!
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Friday, 11 November 2011


we held our two minutes silence today at MEH

Remembrance Day   observed in commonweath countries since the end of the first world war, to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918; hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" of 1918 with the German signing of the Armastice.

computer lessons with jane

hope you approve of this photo Jane! computer session went well today - pictured here marie and iris awaiting her turn. olive, hester, susan also had a go and lucille and pat took an interest but just watched the others today.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

burrswood for tea

a trip to Burrswood yesterday was arranged by our friends and volunteers from chartwell lodge - vivienne and joan kindly joined residents pat, lucille, susan, marie, helen,sheila, and patty for tea overlooking the beautiful grounds. a trip to the chapel and bookshop completed an enjoyable afternoon; many thanks to everyone involved especially hilary!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

firework night

sarah and ken kindly offered to set off the
 fireworks this year.
after a special 'bonfire night' supper, the residents enjoyed a dazzling display from the comfort of their
armchairs as fireworks wizzed around the garden.
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Friday, 4 November 2011

win's good hair day!

win looking very pleased with herself having decided to go for a new hair style today...
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happy birthday patty..

Patty had a lovely birthday today - a visit from her nephew, lunch out with friends, lots of cards and presents, hair done at the salon, an afternoon of crafting and a birthday cake at supper...

making a start on xmas cards!

 lucille and patty joined me in the games room today where we attempted to recycle last years xmas cards to make some new tags and cards ...

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

autumn glory from marian's window

the view of the garden from marian's room in autumn is glorious we hope you will agree...

shopping trip in the victoria centre...

john, marie, audrey and lucille out for the afternoon in the shopping centre; after superdrug, boots and m&s it was time for coffee in starbucks...
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