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August Activities

24th August

August has been an active month with trips out, arts and crafts and more........

Swarthmore's yearly boat trip in Henley was a pleasure as always.  The weather was spectacular, people swimming in the river due to the temperature's.  A picnic lunch was enjoyed by all.  So we spent an afternoon messing around on the river...   Days later we had Tuk Tuk rides from the car park, taking residents around Gerrards Cross and Chalfont St Peter. A trip down memory lane for some residents!

A trip to Horses Trust in Speen - which is home for retired service and rescued horses.  A wonderful visit to see these beautiful creatures enjoying their time in fields and well kept stables.  It would be rude not to stop and enjoy an afternoon cup of tea and a slice of cake, of course.

Arts and crafts this month have included raffia weaving baskets, an art class lead by one of resident's where a scenic peninsular coastline was painted.  French lessons have continued with Khadija.  We had some beautiful flower arrangements created by our residents, which were placed around the home.

A pet rabbit came to stay while Adam our Business Manager was away on holiday.  Jasper has been looked after with lots of carrots and greens from the kitchen.  He has been able to enjoy the open space of the garden in a large run.  Residents are enjoying watching him in the grounds whilst the weather is pleasant.

Our lovely Em led the way with Claire in a conversation about equality, human rights, fairness, discrimination, same sex marriages, and the historic changes in law and culture in relation to homosexuality. They put the world to rights talking about pronouns and discrimination. We're fortunate enough to follow the Quaker values and will continue to support and campaign for inclusion for all.

The Summer holidays are coming to an end.  The weather has been amazing, some may say too hot.............  The gardens have taken a beating from the sunshine but hopefully they will recover in time.  Enjoy the rest of your holidays, thank you for reading this article and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

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