Friday, 8 July 2011

chicken naming ceremony

today karen announced the most popular names as voted by the staff and residents; the six names chosen are as follows:

Karen - the 'bossy' hen - she seems to keep the hens in order and pecks them if they dont do as they are told!

henrietta - who has the most red feathers

BBQ - has mostly black feathers

Sybil - has a cocky quiff

mildred - has no quiff and ethel - who has a bald bottom!

pictured here are five of the black rock hens - one is hiding or maybe laying an egg!
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andrews last day today

andrew chose mount ephraim to do his work placement and today was his last day before returning to school next week. he has worked well and enthusiastically in all departments of the care home - from serving tea to residents, changing lighbulbs and helping tim to collecting the eggs from our new chickens. a big thankyou is due to andrew and we wish him well for the future. we will miss having him around.
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recognition for sarah

today angie from reed care visited meh to present sarah with her framed nomination for carer of the year and a bouquet of flowers in recognition of her achievements. karen introduced angie to the residents and angie made the presentation.
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Thursday, 7 July 2011

cleaning out the chickens...

a manager's job is never done...from radio interviews to cleaning the chickens out, there is never a dull moment at meh!
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dance class

wednesday morning is dance class with becca -karen joined in today taking joan for a spin round the floor! doreen was having a great time - she loves dancing.
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anyone for pea-soup?

sheila had a job for us today - podding peas for tonight's soup. pat, jean, patty and doreen (not pictured) joined in to help and daisy and jemma from the care team assisted. it was a lovely relaxing way to spend an hour, and the residents remembered doing this when they were younger!

hope the soup was good...
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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

keep fit tuesday...

...and the circle is getting larger each week; seems half the residents are on a get fit regimen!
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flowers from simply unite

a bouquet arrived from our friends at 'simply unite' to thank us for helping with the recent PR for the company. if you check their website you will see some familiar faces from MEH!
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enjoying the july sunshine...

...margaret and patty sketching on the patio, joan, sheila and pat just relaxing.
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saxophone recital

Jacqui came today to perform a saxophone recital to our residents - she played for two hours to a packed lounge and it was certainly well received.

she has agreed to come back in 6 weeks.
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patty in the garden

patty asked for some garden scissors today to chop some of the over-hanging plants which needed a trim. she was assisted by phyll who collected the cuttings in a black sack! still havent got a hoe for patty - next on the list...
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book club in the garden

making the most of the fine weather, anne held the monthly book club meeting in the garden today, all under sun shades of course! again, i noticed a distinct lack of books but plenty of chatting and laughing!
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happy birthday margaret

lovely day for margaret's birthday - balloons and bubbles in the garden!
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