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Riding out the storm

After a busy, but very enjoyable festive season, we’ve all been taking things a little more slowly at Timberlog. The stormy weather hasn’t helped us with our day trips, but we’ve still found things to do inside. Our regular weekend baking has continued, thanks to a resident’s daughter who comes in to Timberlog. The baking [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Stepping into Christmas

This is always a lovely time of year at Timberlog. So many activities and visitors for us, and this year has been no exception. A band came in to play and residents from the Abbeyfield House in Billericay came along to enjoy the music too. We’ve already got a trip planned in the New Year [...]

By |December 21st, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Making music

Some lovely musicians came in to visit us, to play music and sing with the residents. There were tambourines and other instruments on offer. And with some of the bells being fitted to residents’ feet while they were sitting down, there were no excuses not to join in. Live music and singing are always real [...]

By |October 25th, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Scattergories anyone?

A number of studies have shown that playing board games keeps the brain active and can help reduce the risk of developing dementia. Board games require players to concentrate and think about their next moves, which keeps the brain engaged. We’re lucky to have Anne, a Friend of Abbeyfield, who has been visiting us regularly [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Clouds part for garden party

Despite the wet weather that June threw at us, the rain held off for our annual garden party. The party is a chance for our residents and their families, to socialise and raise money for the house. We enjoyed some great entertainment, curtesy of a girl who came along to sing for us. She has [...]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

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|

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|

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|

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|