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Green porridge and four-leaf clovers

March and April have brought us celebrations which we’ve been able to get involved with. On 17th March we celebrated St Patrick’s Day with an Irish inspired menu. In the morning the residents could try a green porridge (a lot nicer than it sounds). For lunch we had gammon, potatoes and cabbage, followed by a [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Egg-cellent fun this Easter

Here at the house, our Easter preparations began early with a very therapeutic craft session. Some of the residents spent an afternoon decorating polystyrene eggs and bunnies, which was a real success. They really enjoyed it and it’s something we’re going to do again (although we’ll need to find something less seasonal to paint). Beryl [...]

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: News, The Octagon|

Cooking up a storm

February has been a creative one for us all here, with plenty of baking and crafts. The residents have made date and walnut cakes, carrot cakes and cheese scones. We’re not complaining. Someone’s got to eat them! Cupid made an appearance, being February, and to celebrate we made valentines hearts at our craft session. They [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

No talking at the back!

It was back to school for us at Timberlog this month, as we learnt about looking after our water and protecting our sewers. Some people from the water board came in to talk to the residents about the impact of blocked drains. Curiosity clearly got the better of everyone because we had all 11 residents [...]

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Happy Birthday Kitty

Despite the plummeting temperatures outside, we’ve kept ourselves warm and snug here at Octagon. Kitty, our eldest resident, celebrated her 105th birthday this month. We all had a lovely afternoon tea, with buffet, cakes and prosecco. Kitty's family, including her granddaughters and great grandchildren, spent the afternoon with her and all the residents. Her family [...]

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: News, The Octagon|

Feeling merry and bright

December has been very busy at Timberlog but it’s been wonderful to enjoy all the festivities. It’s been a great end to the year. Our Christmas party included party food, music and a raffle, which raised £220 for the house. The money raised will go towards days out and activities in 2019. The infants at [...]

By |December 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Lift off at Octagon

We held a Christmas party for the residents and families, and everyone had a great time. We had some party food, mulled wine and a raffle finished off the afternoon. Some local preschool children came to visit us and sing carols. After they had sung, they sat and chatted to the residents. It was really [...]

By |December 20th, 2018|Categories: News, The Octagon|

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

We went to The Magic Mushroom restaurant this month for a lovely Christmas lunch. It was a really great afternoon and everyone enjoyed the treat. One of the residents’ daughters came in to run a session making Christmas decorations. The decorations look beautiful and it proved a really popular activity with more people than normal [...]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Building work at Octagon continues

Building work continues at Octagon House so we planned a trip to Buckhatch garden centre in Rettendon Common. The five residents had a chance to look at the vast array of trees and plants, gifts for the home and garden, and all of the Christmas decorations that had recently gone on display. While we were [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: News, The Octagon|

For he’s a jolly good fellow…

We’ve had a lovely month at Timberlog, with much singing, dancing and celebration. Our neighbour very kindly came in to run a karaoke session with us one evening. We were so grateful for his time, as the residents really enjoyed it. There were a couple of microphones so anyone who wanted to join in got [...]

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|