Our gardening efforts are showing the fruits of our labour now, we have picked many cucumbers. Tomatoes are forming and some are starting to have ripen. Peppers are also forming so it will be interesting to see if any turn red. The beetroot and courgettes are also doing well.
Our tubs of flowers are beginning to look pretty, as is generally the rest of the garden. We have been lucky to see the Hawkshead Hummingbird moth quite a lot on the lavender and verbena. We have been enjoying some activities in the garden, either reminiscing, story- telling or games in the cool shade of the trees.
In art and craft we have started making some exhibition pieces for the Stockland exhibition, some are joint efforts and some residents are making individual items. We are looking forward to viewing the exhibition to see what other people in the village have made. Some residents were able to view wheelchair accessible gardens when Stockland residents opened their gardens to other villagers, they really enjoyed looking around and the warm welcome they received.
The residents are pleased to have the vicar back regularly to take the church services and communion. Other individual activities occur generally in the afternoons and consist of board games, quizzes, looking at books that mean something to individuals or reminiscing over photos.