Hello My lovlies,
I have now officially transferred my post and am now working at Bilney Hall in Norfolk. A really lovely residential care home. I am working for the same company but have taken a position as activities coordinator/ art and craft therapy and I absolutely love it.
This past week has been a usual mix of baking in our 1950s retro kitchen, collage art and poetry,storytelling and more. Our residents have thrown themselves wholeheartedly into everything that is offered and to date have made some amazing pieces of art. Especially considering many of them have problems with arthritic hands and poor eyesight , I am so pleased with this new job role.
Today we spent time making lovely wholemeal bread. Later on in the morning we tore loads of pictures out of some old national geographic magazines to make a wonderful collage. They were really pleased with their work and it was brilliant to see a couple of new residents join in as well as they have started to make friends. It must be really daunting going into a care home when you are older. As well as this throw into the mix that often residents come in as an emergency admisssion because a loved one caring for them might of died, so you can imagine how testing a time this is for them. I really love my job, settling them in and making sure they are beginning to feel at home. the care staff are really awesome , so devoted it really is a lovely place .
On the home front I have been buay in the evening doing my usual crochet and bits and bobs. Here is a crochet rug I made. It took just three evenings. It was made with two strands of double knit together in a spiral of single crochet (uk). I backed it with an old woolen blanket to give it some extra strength and durability. Hey presto super duper happy bright rug. However my daughter has just sent me a message via FB saying my photo doesnt do it justice and I am afraid it doesnt. Apparently she is going to show me how to photograph properly. But for now here is my picture. The colours are much more pronounced and jewel like as I crocheted two different colours together.xx Anyway hope you like itxx