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Wardside House Gazette No. 9/10 October 2018

October 2018 · Editor: Resident Andrew Hodge · Assisted by: Resident Audrey Insch

New Residents:

We welcomed Mr & Mrs Findlay (William & Janet) from Auchterarder and June Corsie from Bath for permanent residence and hope they are already settling in. Also we welcomed Alexandrina Heath from Auchterarder and Kay McAllister from Dunblane for periods of respite and hope they both will feel the better for their short stay with us.


With much regret and sorrow we report the death of two of our residents -Tony Spearing, who passed away in hospital on 10th September and Mrs Noble, who passed away in her room on 23rd September. We express our sorrow and sympathy to their respective families but especially to Mrs Ottie Spearing who is still resident with us.

Cooks Meetings, as always, are held every Wednesday at 10-30 am. All residents are given the opportunity to comment on the previous week’s menu and the cook takes note of any ‘likes or dislikes’. Then the proposed menu for the coming week is explained.

Staff News:

Members of Staff have been receiving training in medication and also in the moving and handling of residents. Two girls from Crieff High School are here for a short period on work placement and they seem to be enjoying chats with the residents and playing board games.

Craft Classes

These are held on Monday and Thursday mornings at 11am and are now concentrating on the annual Shoe Box Appeal. Already they have eight shoe-boxes prepared ready to be filled with donations.

The Shoe Box Appeal has now become an annual event run by a Scottish organization to help the needy at Christmas by sending to them a Shoe Box containing useful items that are very much appreciated by the recipients. So, if you can, please bring happiness to someone in need this Christmas by placing a useful gift in one of the shoe boxes that will shortly be located in the reception area.

Exercise Classes are still continuing to be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the
Large Lounge – starting at 4pm until 5pm. For residents who have not so far attended these classes, the exercises are done, under the direction of a television presenter, while you are sitting on a chair.

Church Services

Rev. Tracy Dowling of the Scottish Episcopal Church
On Tuesday 9th October at 11am in the large lounge

Rev. K. Buwert of the Church of Scotland
On Tuesday 30th October at 2-30pm in the large lounge

All are welcome to attend

Only the English could invent this Language

(author unknown)

We will begin with a box, and the plural is boxes. But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese. Yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone mouse in a nest full of mice, yet the plural of house is houses not hice.

If the plural of man is called men, then shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen? If I speak of my foot and show my feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet? If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?. Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him, but imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!
If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down , in which you fill in a form by filling it out, and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

And in closing, if Father is Pop, how come mother is not Mop? And if people from Poland are called Poles, the people from Holland should be called Holes and the Germans Germs.

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