Green Fingered Goddesses Part 2! 2nd June 2020

These are the seeds that the ladies planted in April. Looks like they are ready to go into the garden.

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V E Day 8th May 2020

The ladies of the Hermitage marked the 75th anniversary of V E Day in style. Flags were flying as the ladies made decorations, red, white and blue pompoms to hang up. They made poppies (red and purple) to go in a window display for people walking past the home to see. Maintenance Man Ian Gould and Projects and Maintenance Manager Samantha Hurst decorated the gardens with flags, poppy displays and wooden soldiers (Tommy’s) to set the stage for entertainer Eleanor to come along and sing our favourite wartime songs. Which seemed to be a hit with the houses nearby as they were leaning out of their upstairs windows waving and singalong with us! The ladies had a special tea with delicious sandwiches, fabulous finger licking foods with sticky and sweet cupcakes. The ladies enjoyed playing games ’place the cigar on Churchill’ and ‘Find the square hiding Churchill’s hat’.

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Staffordshire Day 1st May 2020

This is a first for us. Activities Co-ordinator Sue Woodward asked the ladies what is it about Staffordshire that they liked? And this is what they told us. There were a lot of food answers with Staffordshire Oatcakes coming high on the list and visiting The Shrewsbury Arms at Kingstone for a liquid lunch! Some ladies remembered walking around Trentham Gardens and Strawberry Garden Centre taking the children to Uttoxeter Cattle Market, Alton Towers Gardens and walking around Shugborough Hall. Having a little flutter on the horses at Uttoxeter Racecourse and feeding the ducks at JCB lake. One lady remembered going to Cotton College and riding Shetland ponies around Oakamoor, Red Road and childhood memories of Bluebell Wood in Cotton. Sue found pictures of all the things that the ladies liked and remembered and together they made a displace for the home which incorporated the Staffordshire Knot.

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Green Fingered Goddesses 16th April 2020

Ladies love their garden and enjoyed planting some poppies from seed. Let’s see how they do!

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Easter Time. April 2020

With the home in lockdown and unable to welcome visitors. Activities co-ordinator Sue Woodward lead our Easter prayer services. Services were held on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Palm Sunday. All ladies wishing to attend took part. On Palm Sunday all ladies were given a palm, a hand made Easter card and an Easter chocolate bunny.