October   2019

Slide Show

Movie CameraWe are very much looking forward to another slide show by Mr. Pollard on the 8th October. He will be bringing some slides of Alexandra Park as well as other places of interest in Hastings.

Birthday Wishes

Birthday wishes go to: Mrs. Peggy Rancom and Mr. Roy Clark.


projectThe Alexandra Park project is almost ready to put together. A small sample is now on the notice board in the passage. Thank you for recalling and sharing all of your memories with us. Many of our residents have a lot of fond memories of our park. In fact many of you still visit the park for a cream tea with Shelagh during the summer.

Salvation Army

We are very grateful to the Salvation Army who come to visit us every couple of months on a Sunday. All of the residents very much look forward to and enjoy these visits.


Please remember to wrap up and bring your cardigans to the lounges when you come out. It has been quite chilly lately and we want to keep these bugs at bay.

The Bells !!

Hand BellsRecently we all enjoyed a visit from some hand bell ringers who came to entertain us. We thought that this was quite a different activity to enjoy and as you did we have rebooked them during December to play some Christmas carols and songs.

Ho Ho Ho !! 

Well we just had to mention this special time of the year that leaves us feeling very tired and sometimes a little squiffy and that is just Keith!!!


Our Christmas Programme

xmas decorationIs now complete!! We really do this year have some very varied entertainers coming to see us. To name but a few we have the children from Ark Blacklands singing for us again on Friday 6th December. Our party day this year will be on Tuesday 10th December. I should warn you all that dressing up will be involved on the day; you will see the staff as never before!!! All families are most welcome to join in any of our activities at this time.

Anyone for Tea ?

bunsOur Christmas afternoon tea will held on Friday 29th November from 2-4pm. There will be a cake stall, Christmas bring and buy stall as well as our traditional raffle. If you are free on this day and could come to help Shelagh please let her know.


Our Farmyard Visit

FarmHow we all enjoyed our latest visit from Pickham’s farm. The residents enjoyed cuddling the rabbits and guinea pigs, whilst the tortoises roamed around the lounge at quite a steady pace. The Bantam was very loud to begin with but did calm down eventually. We was expecting to see Florence the donkey on this visit but sadly this will now hopefully be when they return in the new year.

Managers Moment

CQC SuccessWith our thoughts now turning towards darker evenings as the clocks will soon be going back in October and watching the trees lose their leaves once again the autumn feel is upon us. We are soon entering into Halloween and fireworks evening. This year we have decided not to hold a firework’s evening event.
Please remember that we are both available to discuss any concerns that you may have about yourself or a relative at Mountside. You can do this by either coming in to see us or telephone or email. We have recently enjoyed a few afternoons of playing bingo with you although I think we bring a little bit of chaos to it as Keith is quite disruptive!!