Platinum Jubilee

What a wonderful start to June celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. So much effort went into making the scarecrow of the Queen, it was quite disconcerting seeing her sitting in the lounge every time we walked past.

The residents did a wonderful job arranging the flowers for the dining room tables which complemented the lovely bunting made by the residents last month. We planted a beautiful Amalanchier for the Queens Green Canopy, hopefully it will produce lovely delicate flowers next year. We asked our longest serving staff member to unveil the plaque for the tree. Liz has been with the Vicarage for the past 43 years! The plaque was made by veterans from the Royal British Legion with all proceeds going to their charity which we felt was very fitting.

The Jubilee celebrations included a wonderful concert in the garden followed by an afternoon tea.

Residents are generally having more time outside. We have replanted our tubs for the summer, so we're looking forward to seeing how they do. Tomatoes and cucumbers are doing well in the greenhouse and runner beans, courgettes and beetroot have all been planted in the main garden.

We had our first communion service in the home since the pandemic so another sign things are getting back to normal. Some very effective cards were made and shared for Father's Day. The residents have also enjoyed some lovely walks down through the village.

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