Tuesday, 31 December 2013

favourite moments of christmas day...

last day of the year and we are looking back at favourite moments of 2013....starting with Christmas day...(more to follow)

Friday, 27 December 2013

           Christmas 2013 was great at MEH

Resident's enjoyed a fantastic 3 course Christmas lunch prepared by Amanda which was Prawn Cocktail followed by trio of three meats beef, turkey and duck with all the trimmings and to finish a choice of Trifle and or Christmas pudding.
Amanda also prepared a beautiful Christmas cake.
Resident's pulled crackers and shared jokes with staff.
We thank Amanda for preparing such a wonderful meal. 

Staff dressed in Christmas costumes and entertained resident's.
The atmosphere was great during the morning and throughout the day.
It was a pleasure for all staff involved in festive celebrations.

Christmas Day at MEH was amazing, residents congregated with staff in the lounge and we opened Christmas Presents together, we then had a sing and dance and toasted Christmas Day with a glass or two of Bucks fizz.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Eve is here and resident's were visited by vocalist Polly who sang Christmas songs to them.
Christmas presents were also prepared and ready for Christmas Day.
Happy Christmas Everybody

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Denis, Marise,Peggy, Mary P, Eileen G, Phylis , Mary F and Helen P joined Sheila and Di for a game of Christmas bingo which was a lot of fun.
Everybody got a prize and pulled crackers.

Elle and Gemma getting into the Christmas spirit .....................

Thursday, 19 December 2013

welcoming to MEH....the christmas babies!

MEH held the first ever 'nursery' today....courtesy of a local group of ladies who met through NCT classes earlier this year.  all the babies are around 6months old  and today they met in the library and posed for this Christmas picture in their lovely festive outfits!  the mum's enjoyed a chat over tea and cake while the babies played happily with their toys. 

 residents Lucille, marie, eileen and Joan W popped in to say hello -  and Mary P came and sat in the library for a while and enjoyed meeting all the baby boys. meanwhile, mary f and peggy stayed in the games room; nothing can keep them from their artwork - but they did pose with Jack and his mum!

it was a great success so we are planning on this being a regular event and hopefully, more of the residents will get involved!

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Residents and staff participated in a jolly Christmas sing along this morning which was organised by Sheila and Di, fun was had by all involved.

Friday, 13 December 2013

celebrations all round

the MEH Christmas party for residents, their family and friends, was a wonderful affair last night; gorgeous food, plenty to drink and entertainment provided by the rotary club choir. thankyou to everyone who attended and special thanks to the chef's Amanda and Daniel, and our bar tenders, Jenny and Roy!
Dorothy celebrated her 100th birthday today - in the morning her family arrived and we had arranged a visit from the Shetland ponies at PATME
in the afternoon, there was a tea party, a lovely cake and later a champagne toast.
of course, Dorothy received her special card from the Queen "luckily she has a nice face.." said Dorothy; I think she was quite chuffed with it..

the residents were very happy to meet the ponies....sparkey and Delilah....from www.patme.co.uk who have visited before, but we thought would be a lovely surprise for Dorothy's birthday as she loved them so much on the first visit.  in the photo above, we have Eileen, phyl, joyce, hester, Helen p, mary p, mary f and olive...taking their turn for a stroke.  the ponies are so placid and gentle and happy to be loved.  they ended up staying for nearly and hour and managed to get around and visit most of the residents.  we are happy to announce that they will be at next year's Garden Party in July.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

             Christmas Activities begin....
Sheila and Di began weekend club by initiating Christmas cheer.
Resident's enjoyed this activity and ended it with a festive sing song.
We look forward to more Festive Activities over the coming weeks......


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Artwork in progress ...

Peggy and Joan, Gloria and the volunteers from school enjoyed some relaxing art therapy today after tea and biscuits ... and were joined later by Joan s and Mary f while 'motivation' class was happening in the lounge

Friday, 29 November 2013

Glitz and glam as staff prepare to attend award ceremonies in London and Brighton, resident Mary Page also joining them.
We wish them a fantastic evening and the best of luck!


Despite the likelihood of  being the most well fed cat in Tunbridge Wells it would appear that Elle is not content with her lot helping herself to a brand new bag of whiskas dry cat food.
She clawed and chewed her way through the bag enjoying the delights within............

Friday, 22 November 2013

50 year anniversary of JFK's death...

Debbie devised a quiz and coffee morning to test the residents' knowledge - many of them remembered where they were when they heard the news...and there were some interesting stories to tell

Thursday, 21 November 2013


Happy Birthday Dawn!

We celebrated new resident Dawn's birthday today by singing happy birthday and enjoying a yummy cake..........

Christmas shopping gets off to an early start!

After the zumba gold routines, We brought the shops to residents today with gift catalogues to peruse, cards and gifts made by Diana, Sheila, residents and volunteers. Some soothing music, tea and biscuits and a warm cosy lounge - what could be nicer?

Denis, iris,helen c, hester, Eileen and Marie all had a computer lesson today; poor patty is still nursing a cold and of course Mary and Peggy are continuing with their art project. Ralph and Beth (our school volunteers ) came this afternoon to play scrabble etc and we had quite a few family visits too which is always lovely. Thursday is also hairdressing oand charity was kept busy in the salon all day!!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013


Second visit to Hobbycraft who were hosting a 'knit and natter' at the store - we were treated to tea and biscuits in grand style while we continued our mission!

Meanwhile, back at the Home the residents were busy with art and craft and working on some new jigsaws Karen bought last week...

Monday, 18 November 2013

happy birthday to Gloria and Denis...

 hope your wishes come true, Gloria!!

Gloria had two cakes! one from MEH chef and one from her daughter.  Denis also had one made by our chef, so residents did well for cake on Friday...

Friday, 15 November 2013

Children in need fun day!!

marie took to the microphone with enthusiasm and peggy joined her later in a duet (which I have a video clip of) and some of the other residents helped out with some percussion!

gary arrived for his afternoon shift in his onesie - hope it didn't put the residents off their lunch!
....and Karen provided the moves.....!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

the christmas fayre...

...all done and dusted for another year!  Karen chaired a relative's meeting at 1.15 in the lounge and while that was going on the finishing touches to our Christmas stalls were being made.  the mulled wine was heated,   m&s mince pies laid on the vintage cake stand and the float counted ...

we had a very successful afternoon and thanks indeed to roy and jenny who are so generous and kind- jenny made coconut ice, Christmas cake and onion marmalade. roy had made some lamps using re-cycled wine bottles, and they stayed to help me with the rush of customers!!   we had a tombola for fun (di and Sheila did the tickets just in case you wondered) and patty designed the Christmas cards which we nearly sold out of.  I will have to re-order before the end of the week as they have been so popular.