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Bank Holiday BBQ

Sunshine and an air of excitement filled the garden at Holmwood as residents and their families gathered for the annual Summer BBQ over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Decorations and music added to the party atmosphere and everyone chatted over drinks whilst the delicious smell of cooking from the BBQ hinted at the hearty meal to come.

Beautiful songs by Vera Lynn prompted memories of days gone by and resident, John Grant, told stories of his days in India with the Royal Air Force and his experiences working alongside Lord Mountbatten.

Following the lovely meal, glasses were topped up and the guests split into two groups to compete in a quiz. After lots of conspiratorial whispering the quiz went to a final tie-break and the winners celebrated with their prize of chocolates to accompany their white wine and Baileys.

The event closed with a raffle and lucky seat prizes that reminded residents of previous get-togethers and winning raffles at local pubs. Several families lingered over drinks, enjoying the sunny afternoon as they reminisced about how they used to spend their Summer holidays.

Everyone agreed that they had had a thoroughly enjoyable day! #nsign007

Latest Wessex Care post on Facebook

Bank Holiday BBQ

Sunshine and an air of excitement filled the garden at Holmwood as residents and their families gathered for the annual Summer BBQ over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Decorations and music added to the party atmosphere and everyone chatted over drinks whilst the delicious smell of cooking from the BBQ hinted at the hearty meal to come.

Beautiful songs by Vera Lynn prompted memories of days gone by and resident, John Grant, told stories of his days in India with the Royal Air Force and his experiences working alongside Lord Mountbatten.

Following the lovely meal, glasses were topped up and the guests split into two groups to compete in a quiz. After lots of conspiratorial whispering the quiz went to a final tie-break and the winners celebrated with their prize of chocolates to accompany their white wine and Baileys.

The event closed with a raffle and lucky seat prizes that reminded residents of previous get-togethers and winning raffles at local pubs. Several families lingered over drinks, enjoying the sunny afternoon as they reminisced about how they used to spend their Summer holidays.

Everyone agreed that they had had a thoroughly enjoyable day! #nsign007

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September saw the introduction of a new activity – the Wessex Care Silver Screen Wednesday!

Residents from Kimberly West and Holmwood attended a special Wednesday morning screening at the Salisbury Odeon, taking along snacks of crisps and chocolate bars. Many could not remember the last time they had been out to the movies and were excited about the trip.

The movie, title Churchill, which was set during the preparations for D-Day and the liberation of France, revealed the real man behind the public face of Sir Winston Churchill.

The residents said that, by showing how Mr Churchill had felt before the D-Day landings, the film had shed a new light on his character and demonstrated how courageous he was. Resident, Dorothy Sheath, said that, although it had brought back memories of the war, she had enjoyed the movie.

Back in their respective homes they told all their friends about the trip and, due to the interest generated, Wessex Care will now run a monthly Silver Screen trip for residents. #nsign007