The wonderful weather continued as August began, so we were still to have a lot of our activities outside.


The first outings in August, one of our favorites, was a visit to the Wyvern Pub in Church Crookham, on the morning of Friday 3rd August. We met up with some of our friends from Woodlands for coffee and cold drinks.

Maud can’t wait to get out the taxi and into the pub.


Maud, Margaret, Ian and Ana Maria partake of cold drinks and coffee



In the afternoon of Friday 3rd August, we were treated to a wonderful display of traditional dancing by the Nepalese members of staff. Their national dresses were stunning, as these photographs will testify and the whole afternoon was a delight. Each dance was met with appreciative applause all round.








Our virtual world cruise continued at the beginning of the first week in August. As we sailed towards Italy with a word search and Italian quiz on Monday 6th August. We docked at Civitavecchia, Rome’s port, on Friday.


On Tuesday 7th August we had two tables of dominos and players on the go. Dominoes is very sociable and so is becoming very popular with many of the residents and staff.


A visit to Badshot Lea garden centre was the order of the morning on Friday 10th August

David, John, Verena, Jean, Pam at Badshot Lea


Verena and Jean admire a big fish


All of our residents enjoyed coffee and cakes in their lovely café.


On the afternoon of Friday 10th August, we were entertained by Aglika, singing Italian songs, along with other songs and arias to celebrate our arrival in Italy on our virtual cruise. It was a stunning performance, with her voice resonating throughout the building. She was met by thunderous applause and cries for encores.



The lady in purple


On Friday 17th August we had a good turnout as we visited the Emporium in Fleet for drinks and cake. This is now our residents’ pub in Fleet, High Street.

Cheers! (Maud)


Jean, Sally-Anne & Maud


The rest of the months activities consisted of our normal events, most of them held outdoors as the wonderful weather continued. There was the sing along songs, table games and our weekly outside visits to the Wyvern and Crondall Village Hall for afternoon tea.

The inevitable giant crossword and quizzes are still one of the firm favorites.

The giant crossword in full swing


On Thursday the 23rd we went to one of our regular pub outings that our residents enjoy. This time the Wyvern was the residents’ choice.


We all joined in to celebrate Stanley’s birthday, with a smashing cake.

Stanley enjoys his birthday cake


Domino happiness


We also visited Redfield’s Garden Centre on the 24th for a bit of shopping followed by tea and cake.


Sally-Anne with Rosemary & Joy at Redfields Garden Centre


Finally, we visited Crondall Village hall for a spot of Afternoon Tea on Friday the 31st August, which is lovely.

Tea at the Crondall village hall 31/8/18