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A trip to the pub for lunch

As work started at Octagon House this month, we’ve been getting out for a bit of peace and quiet when we can. We went to the Shepherd and Dog pub and enjoyed a lovely lunch there. The staff really looked after us. Sadly, one of our residents was in hospital so wasn’t able to join [...]

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: News, The Octagon|

Feeding the mind, body and soul

At Timberlog, our residents have been helping out with food donations for the Harvest Festival. And some people also joined in with Harvest Festival prayers and hymns. One of our volunteers came into visit us this month with the great idea of talking about the news. She brought along the newspaper and picked out a [...]

By |October 4th, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|

All aboard for the Octagon residents

In September, some of our residents went on our annual canal trip, travelling from Harlow to Sawbridgeworth by canal boat. It was a fantastic day and everyone really enjoyed themselves. Our fish and chip lunch was brought to us on the boat and the weather was kind which was the icing on the cake. At [...]

By |October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News, The Octagon|

Chair yoga anyone?

August has been an altogether quieter month for our Timberlog residents. The heatwave seems to have come to an end but it has made our weekly cake baking sessions a little more comfortable. Every Sunday, a resident’s daughter comes to Timberlog to run a cake baking class. It’s something everyone can get involved in and [...]

By |August 31st, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Celebrating 30 years at Octagon

August was a big month for one of us. Karen, our House Manager, celebrated 30 years working at Octagon. She started as a cook here and over the last 30 years has been an integral part of the team. She brought in cake to celebrate and the residents presented her with a card. Thank you [...]

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

Don’t stop me now

While the nation sweltered in the July heatwave it hasn’t slowed down our Timberlog residents. We’ve had an action packed month featuring our usual church service and chair yoga plus a visit from one of our favourite bands S.T.A.G, who as always, thoroughly entertained us with a variety of rock and roll songs. Thanks to [...]

By |July 30th, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|

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|

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|

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|

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|