Christmas eve was busy with visitors and general preparations. Residents and staff enjoyed carol singing by Courtney and her friends and they have already been booked for next year. Courtney is the daughter of one of our carers.
Christmas day saw a couple of residents go out for the day and two families came in to join the festivities. We had present opening around the tree in the morning – pens at the ready to name the pressies as they were unwrapped and eagle eyed staff spotted the labels so we could identifiy who all the gifts were from as by the time the parcel had been opened some had forgotton who had given it. The morning was busy with phone calls from families who couldn’t join in and while all that was going on lunch was prepared
Tracy and Sharon set tables in the dining room, arranged placenames so staff were able to help those who needed it. Families, staff and residents all enjoyed turkey with trimmings including home made cranberry sauce and a gluten free stuffing. We had red cabbage, sprouts and chestnuts as well as carrots and lyonnaise potatoes. That was followed by Christmas pudding with a brandy sauce. For those with a softl diet Wendy prepared a Christmas version, blending the same meal into a puree.
The afternoon was quiet, the bulk of the day’s visitors having come in the morning. Thank you to everyone for making it a busy but enjoyable day.