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Strawberries and cream

This month at Octagon we welcomed over 70 family members and friends to our annual Garden Party, where we hosted a strawberry afternoon tea. The weather was the perfect temperature making it a pleasure to sit outside, and residents enjoyed chatting to the many visitors while tucking into delicious scones, baked by House Manager, Karen. [...]

By |July 4th, 2018|Categories: News, The Octagon|
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Garden party delights

As the World Cup kicked off this month, many of our residents have been glued to their TVs, avidly following the various matches. However one thing that brought them out and saw them having a ball themselves, was our annual Garden Party, which this year was blessed with wonderfully warm, sunny weather. The beautiful day [...]

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|
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Best of British

Here at Timberlog we have had a busy May. As well as our usual yoga and visiting church service, the build up to the Royal wedding had us feeling incredibly patriotic, so we decided to celebrate all things British by having a Cockney night. This consisted of residents being treated to a traditional East End [...]

By |May 29th, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|
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A right Royal do

This weekend saw the much anticipated Royal Wedding take place – which of course we planned to celebrate! On Friday we warmed up in more ways than one, by meeting in the garden to complete a Royal quiz that tested the residents’ knowledge of royal history. They all played together collaborating as a team, while [...]

By |May 22nd, 2018|Categories: News, The Octagon|
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Exciting plans for Octagon

On the 11th April we made use of our accessible transport to visit The Range’ store in Pitsea. Residents passed a pleasant couple of hours browsing the huge variety of soft furnishings, crafts and knick-knacks on offer in the home and garden departments, before enjoying tea and cake in a local coffee shop. However the [...]

By |April 30th, 2018|Categories: News, The Octagon|
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No plaice like home

Since Easter we have been getting ourselves straight after the upheaval caused by the kitchen refurbishment. As normal service resumed, our weekly cake making continued with gusto. Residents baked a delicious Victoria sponge as well as cupcakes decorated with lashings of icing and chocolate buttons. Luckily our weekly chair yoga sessions do what they can [...]

By |April 27th, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|
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Kitchen diaries

They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home and certainly at Abbeyfield it plays a very important role in the lives of our residents. Not only is it where all our delicious, home cooked meals are made, featuring traditional favourites chosen by residents, but they themselves get involved with cooking via our [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|
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Springing forward

The weather still feels far from Spring-like, but with the clocks changing and Easter falling early this year, we did our best to make sure that things at Octagon remained warm and cheerful. On 28th March we held an afternoon tea for residents, their families and friends. It was a jolly, sociable occasion, featuring all [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Categories: News, The Octagon|
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Knees up Mother Brown

As this bitterly cold winter drags on seemingly forever, what could be better to lift the spirits of our residents, than an outing to see a show? And not just any show – a colourful trip down memory lane, complete with traditional ‘cor blimey’ knees up and sing-along. On the 19th February, the Towngate Theatre [...]

By |February 27th, 2018|Categories: News, The Octagon|
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The heart of the home

Despite February being the shortest month, Timberlog residents have still managed to squeeze in plenty of activities. Shrove Tuesday saw us flipping a mountain of pancakes which went down a treat and we also had our own Church Service. Weekly Tuesday sessions where we play a range of board games are still proving popular, while [...]

By |February 27th, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|