Betty is in the Pink for her 92nd Birthday

Our wonderful Betty celebrated her birthday with one of Chef Chris’ fabulous pink cake and lots of flowers…son Keith was on hand to capture the moment on film. Notwithstanding her 92 years Betty still had plenty of puff to blow out the candles! (Photos Betty blowing & Betty’s 92nd). Pat also celebrated her birthday –… Read more »

Tim rocks the Jingle Bells

Our resident musician Tim West pulls out all the stops with his festive Christmas show much to the delight of our residents who joined in the carols with gusto.. Merry Christmas everyone from all at Country Lodge!

Hang on in there mate!

In between the festivities the persistently wet weather meant the moss on the roof needed removing – this intrepid chap obviously doesn’t suffer from vertigo.

Dick Whittington makes a thigh slapping detour to Country Lodge

SG Productions brought some pre –Christmas frolicking with their performance of Dick Whittington      

Staff & Festive Meal Out

Our staff made a glamorous sight as they headed out for a very well deserved Christmas celebration. After dinner there was much dancing and merriment by all. Yo ho ho!!

Punch and Carols 2016

It was all hands to the Dining Room as Betty and Edna set to work helping Manager Debbie lay the table for the Punch and Carols party. The event was a great success as usual with Father Ben, Jane, keyboard player Michael and the choir from St Symphorians leading the carols and readings followed by… Read more »

Birthdays at Country Lodge

Chrissie blows out her birthday candles and Ann receives a fabulous chocolate surprise.

Tea time at Country Lodge

Tea time is always a highlight here at the Home specially if there is a birthday. Chef Chris enjoys making something special and pictured here are just two of his creations – fresh eclairs, scones and chocolate roll. His puddings are not to be trifled with either!  


Nikki and several of our residents made a personal act of remembrance by making their own poppies  which were much admired by the staff and other residents as they proudly graced the dining room.  As a reward for their labours the creative team awarded themselves a wee Baileys with their quiz which proved very popular.

All Quiet in the residents lounge

Why was it so quiet on Tuesday when I walked through our usually bustling lounge area? Turns out some of our residents were off on an outing to The Old Barn Garden Centre – as the party included the irrepressible duo Betty and Edna Barbara and Pat Shore accompanied by Andrea, Sophie, Juni and Amanda… Read more »