We have had many lovely activities throughout the last few months; some new and some old. One of the new ones we have introduced was a flower arranging workshop. The residents watched and learned a few tips as the florist created a beautiful floral display, then she showed the residents one that they would be doing. It was a magical afternoon for the ladies who took part. Smelling and handling the flowers and creating their own flower arrangements. It was a huge success, and everyone involved got to keep their arrangement. Lovely smiles all round on a lovely day!    

Out and About

We also went to see Dippy the Dinosaur at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. He was fierce-looking. He is 21 metres long; a staggering 70ft! He is also comprised of 292 bones! Did you know that Dippy, officially “Diplodocus Carnegii”, is named after Andrew Carnegie; the Scottish steel entrepreneur and philanthropist, who owned the original fossilised skeleton, and financed the initial excavation in Wyoming, USA in 1899?

Zumba with Mhairi is well-loved and we all have a great laugh. As you can see, the staff love to join in with dancing along to fabulous songs! Stuart Faulds always entertains us so thoroughly with his talent on the accordion. He has even written a beautiful tune and called it “The Glenfairn March”!

We had actors from The Gaiety Youth Theatre in doing research for a play. Exploring the difference between being young then and now. The results of these discussions will be used to help the theatre practitioners devise a piece of theatre portraying these differences.

Strictly Ballroom

Another new activity we have recently introduced is Ballroom Dancing, which will be an activity we hope to go to, once a month, at the Walker Hall in Troon. We also organised a wee trip along the coast to Girvan, which is always a favourite. Jane especially loves to visit her home town.

It’s a dog’s life

Say hello to our newest member of our community, the lovely Bonnie! Bonnie, who is Kim Foster the hairdresser’s dog, has become a firm favourite with all the people who live here. Kim has had so many offers to buy the dog, everyone loves her! Bonnie is very placid and loving, and has a massive calming effect on everyone. Bonnie has her own wall of photographs in the hairdressing salon. If you would like to see them, just pop upstairs to the top floor.