Wardside House Gazette No 9/1
HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES TO EVERYONE
and, in the vernacular,
“LANG MAY YOUR LUMS REEK”.
Forword: Having entered another year in our lives, what the future holds cannot be forecast but it is hoped the above sentiments apply to each one of us and our families. And, also to Mr and Mrs Burt and their marvelous staff to whom we owe a big thank you for the excellent care and nourishment we continually receive here at Wardside House.
New Residents: Mr Stanley Peake from Edinburgh and Mrs Vera Black from Crieff have joined us permanently and we hope they are both settling in and gradually getting to know the general routine, the members of staff and all of the permanent residents. Also, Ann (Nan) Christie from Bridge of Earn and Olive Bothwick from Pitlochry have come for periods of respite and hope they both enjoy and feel the better of their stay with us.
Birthdays: Congratulations and many happy returns of the day were wished to –
Audrey Lungmuss, Flora Kirkland, Margaret Grant, Otti Spearing and Jean Leslie.
Especially to Margaret Grant who celebrated her 102nd birthday and is still mobile..
Death: Very sadly, Audrey Lungmuss died on Christmas Day, just after her birthday, and we express our condolences to her family.
Cook’s Meetings, Craft Classes and Quiz Nights all took place at their customary times but the events that took place over the Christmas Period are worthy of special mention.
The Sale of Christmas Cards raised £58 and Christmas Raffle raised £88 both of which have been allocated to the Joy Fund.
Tuesday, 5th Dec. An outing to Dobbies in Stirling, mainly for the purpose of doing some Christmas shopping, was enjoyed by those who attended.
Monday, 11thDec. Kirsten Cairns and Mathew Brown (from Music in Hospitals) entertained us exceedingly well with a variety of well known songs, sung by Kirsten. Mathew accompanied her as the pianist but also played solo pieces on the trumpet.
Tuesday, 12th Dec. An Episcopal Church Service was held by the Rev. Tracey Dowling.
Thursday, 14th Dec. Maya Christie and her Tutor entertained us with a musical afternoon of the highest quality. Maya, violinist, (daughter of carer Louisa Christie), and her tutor, pianist Morag Young.
Saturday, 16th Dec. The Muthill Choir entertained us with a number of popular songs which we all knew and enjoyed very much.
Monday, 18th Dec. Children from the Muthill Primary School arrived in the morning and firstly sang a few songs which they had learned and we enjoyed. Then they were served with drinks and goodies which they enjoyed.
Tuesday, 19th Dec. The Muthill Pre- School Children, whom we always look forward to, arrived with smiles on all of their faces, and performed their customary children’s songs including their (and ours) ‘Santa got stuck up the chimney’. They were excellent.
Wednesday, 20th Dec. A mini service was held in the afternoon by the Church Singing Group of the Muthill Church of Scotland. It was very fitting and much enjoyed.
Thursday, 21st Dec. At 6-30pm, members of the Dunblane Cathedral Choir arrived
and, in the lounge, sang a selection of carols which were excellent and a professional performance. It was very much appreciated.
Friday, 22nd Dec. At 4pm we had the Staff’s Children’s Party in the large lounge and it was a great success. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and also helped in the distribution of the prizes which were won in the Annual Christmas Raffle.
Sunday, 24th Dec. The residents enjoyed a special afternoon tea in the large lounge – they were served with mince pies which was very much appreciated.
Monday, 25th Dec. The Christmas Lunch was held in the Garden Room and served on one long table which accommodated every resident. The cook and the ‘fancy dressed’ servers are to be congratulated – for the meal was delicious and most enjoyable. Mrs Isobel Ritchie proposed an appropriate vote of thanks to which everyone agreed and applauded
And Finally – a wish for everyone –
GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPINESS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR 2018.
Rev. Tracy Dowling of the Scottish Episcopal Church
On Tuesday 9th January at 11am in the large lounge.
Rev. K. Buwert of the Church of Scotland
On Tuesday 30th January at 2.30pm. in the large lounge.