Thomas Hoods’ poem ‘November’ is a bleak reminder of what is outside. ‘No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, November!’ Here, however ’us indoors’ are warm, comfortable, well nourished and making moves towards Christmas. Decorations are being prepared , Xmas cards are being sent, Xmas carols are being warbled.
This was celebrated with a service provided via a DVD, sent in by Reverend Brian Dunlop. The residents wore their poppies, watching the service in the lounge at 11 O’clock. A donation was sent to the Royal British Legion from Bay Tree Court. Pictured, the Ground Floor display, put together by Caroline Griffiths.
Pictured: Sylvia, Doreen, Dita, Pat & Patsy.
‘Afternoon Tea’ in the small lounge is continuing to be popular. The dainty bone china combined with the cucumber sandwiches are a nice reminder of days gone by.
On this exact spot at BAYTREE COURT, Prestbury at 12 NOON on Friday 13th November 2020 absolutely NOTHING happened. From JJ
Keith showed, to huge success ‘GI Blues’, and ‘The Emperor’s Waltz’. Also shown was ‘The King’s Speech’ and ‘Big Country’.
The birch tree is highlighted by spotlight, thanks to Craig the electrician. The moon in this phase is a waxing gibbous – from the Latin ‘gibbosos’ – humpbacked.
Baking Group: Continuing to produce tasty nibbles for everyone.
Pictured, June giving the bake a hearty stir.
Mrs Peggy Smith enjoys a daily constitutional around the grounds before heading in for a morning sherry.
Although the aforementioned Thomas Hood’s poem ‘November’ says ‘no birds’, the bird feeders are attracting blackcaps, robins, blue tits, magpies and of course pigeons. Also a red kite circled around, a heron drifted over, a green woodpecker walked along the drive. All is not so bleak. The bulbs are pushing through and the winter pansies are thriving.
National Sandwich Day
As everyone is of course aware November 3rd is ‘National Sandwich Day’. There were some interesting combinations. The smoked salmon was most popular with tasty additions. Probably the most unusual request was ham and bananas, went down a treat. Thanks go to the Catering Team for providing everything. Pictured, Margaret enjoying her sandwich.