halloweenOnce again our residents did not disappoint! They made some lovely pumpkins for our tree. Our tree is a real focal point in the lounge, this often prompts reminisance. Our dining room was also decorated and we also celebrated by eating halloween cakes and chocolates. Of course we did!!!

As you will see we have been very artistic as we also made some lovely poppies firstly remembrancefor our tree but also we painted some for our notice board. We did this during our art club. We have also included some in our lounge which has prompted many compliments. We will continue this and get our brushes out once again for Christmas.

lottoWe still have some numbers that are not taken. If you do wish to join us then please let us know. Half of the weekly winnings is added to our Resident’s fund.

November 2017

Firework Evening
We had a lovely evening on the 7th November, even the weather was kind. We must give firework rocketsthanks to Alan McCann who kindly donated some fireworks and to Graham who supplied all of the rest of them. All of us really enjoyed this evening.


bonus ballBonus Ball Winners

The results are :-
7th October – Mrs. Peggy Rancom
14th October – Rollover
21st October – Rollover
28th October – Rollover

Our programme is now complete and we hope that you will all enjoy ourxmas cake entertainment. All of your relatives are welcome to come and join in at any time. We have brought our pantomime tickets and are all very much looking forward going out to see this.

happy birthday

Happy Birthday



To  Mrs. Sylvia Anderton.

Coffee Morning  small cake

Once again we will be forced to eat cake and drink coffee in Valley Viewcoffee time lounge at 10am on the 1st December. Please come and join us. There will also be a raffle and a small Christmas stall to buy bits from.

Gift stall 

xmas giftOn Tuesday 5th December we have a visiting gift stall. They have items from 70p – £9.50. We hope you like this idea and enjoy being able to choose little bits.

nailsWe have now arranged for Lauren who runs a salon in town to come to cut and shape your nails. She will of course paint your nails to if you wish her to. Her first visit is on Monday 27th November and she will arrive at 9.30 am to start.


exerciseIn the New Year we are hoping to engage someone to restart Tai Chi. You all really enjoyed this in the past. Also I have a contact for an exercise class; it is gentle and easy movements. We may need some help in burning off these Christmas calories!!!


meetingWe also hope to book a speaker who would bring some slides on different topics. This would be something different for you all to enjoy as we have not had this in the past. We will also be starting a new project soon for you to enjoy. We thought that as Mountside has been here for many years that you may enjoy researching the history of our building?

December Programme

hollyIf relatives wish to have a copy of this please come and request one from Janet. We will be adding little bits to it such as any schools or nurseries that plan to visit us. We will also be attempting to visit Blacklands church as they are planning to hold a Christmas market on a Monday in December. This will be if weather permits as we will be walking the short distance down there. This is another new thing for us to try.

managers moment Manager’s Moment

Well as you can see not much space for us this month. We have been very busy in preparing our Christmas plans hopefully for you all to join us and enjoy with us. I think this is an important time to remember and thank everyone from Directors, staff, relatives and visitors who give us so much support throughout the entire year. Thank you to you all.

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