Wardside Gazette No 8/07
June 2017 · Editor: Andrew Hodge • Assisted by: Resident Audrey Insch
New Residents: There were no new permanent residents last month, but we welcomed Jeanette Retson from Larbert for a week of respite. We hope that she has felt the better for it and enjoyed her short stay here at Wardside House.
Birthdays: Congratulations and many happy returns of the day are wished to –
Audrey Insch Isobel Ritchie
Evelyn Scott Sheila Clunie Nancy Stalker
Staff News: On 12th June, Carer Diane Henny gave birth to a baby boy – Mathew – weighing 8lbs 8oz. and both are very well. Congratulations Diane!
Roslyn Ward is getting married on 1st of July and, after the service, is coming here hoping to see everyone in the Garden Room for a glass of bubbly.
The Gala Princess Jamie visited us on Muthill’s Gala Day on the 25th June and shook hands with almost everyone. Jamie is Linda Clunie’s grand daughter and Eilidh Kelley’s sister.
Cook’s Meetings on Wednesday mornings, as always, give residents the opportunity to express their satisfaction or otherwise with the meals.
Quiz Night each Wednesday is a very pleasant evening pastime which you can enjoy. Even if you don’t know the answer to any of the questions you always learn something.
The Violin Concert, on Friday 23rd of June by Maya Christie was, to say the least, excellent and enjoyed by everyone. She was accompanied on the piano by her teacher.
Rev. K. Buwvert of the Church of Scotland
On Tuesday 25th July 2017 at 2.30pm. in the large lounge.
All are welcome
Craft Class: For the benefit of new residents in Wardside House, the village of Muthill has, for many years, held an Annual Gala Week during which a variety of competitions are held.
One of which was “Who can build the best scarecrow?” That went on for many years and was known as “The Scarecrow Competition” and still is but the rules have been changed. The effigy can now be anyone or anything. The Craft Class has always taken part and this year chose to portray the old lady, in the film “Mary Poppins”, who sold bags of bird feed for “tuppence a bag” on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Here is a photograph of their entry.
However good the class considered their effort to be, the judges, having seen all of the village entries, decided it was worthy of second place. However, we can congratulate ourselves for at least being among the prize winners once again.
Our thanks are expressed to Susie, the leader of the Craft Class for all her guidance and also to her husband, Norman, who ungrudgingly does all the digging and hammering that is required to get everything into the right position.
The Great Big Blooming Tea Party held on the afternoon of Wednesday, 28th in aid of the Marie Curie was, as usual, a great success. The sum of £350 was raised which was excellent and, to all who contributed, a Great Big Thank You. The Deputy Manager, Margaret MacGregor and the members of staff who were on duty are to be congratulated on making this a very friendly and happy event.