February at Woodlands

February was a very busy month at Woodlands Residential Home. The residents enjoyed a trip to Redfields Garden Centre for a mooch around and a lovely cuppa, then Wyvern Pub for a glass of wine and Redfields Garden Centre again for a mooch around and a cuppa.

Residents were active through many enjoyable activities daily. February marked the beginning of a new activity “Golf Putting”. Everyone involved had a great time and some even discovered a new-found talent!

We enjoyed Shrove Tuesday celebrations with residents tossing pancakes and the staff taking part in a pancake race around the lounges at Woodlands, tossing pancakes whilst hopping on one leg with a zimmer frame. The winner was Andras beating Amy by just .7 of a second. Andras also gave the residents a brilliant demonstration of how he slaved away in the kitchen that morning making about 50 pancakes for everyone to enjoy at lunch time.

The celebrations continued with St Valentine’s Day. We got some lovely photographs of the residents to make a wall display. The room diners were treated to a single red rose on their breakfast trays, whilst the other diners enjoyed bright Valentine’s décor on their tables. Members of the cooking club made heart shaped pizzas for the residents to enjoy as well as strawberry, marshmallow and brownie skewers for dessert.


Nan Baker, Dennis Canhan and Jean Smallwood at Redfields Garden Centre. 

Mavis Brown, Marjorie Macro, Joe Hawkins, Nan Baker, Jane Jones (Volunteer) and Christina Evans enjoying a drink at The Wyvern in Church Crookham. 

Margaret Macadoo, Hayley Thaysen (Activities Co-ordinator), Sylvia Elliott and Jean Smallwood taking in the bustling atmosphere at Badshot Lea Garden Centre. 


Isobel Douglas in the forefront trying her hand at a spot of golf putting. Margaret Roberts and Margerie Macro in the background. 

Susan Cook enjoying a bit of golf putting. 

Care Assistants Kalpana Gurung and Lazum Lama assisting Mrs Barbara Wedgbury with a jigsaw puzzle. 


Peter Redman and Hayley Thaysen (Activities Co-ordinator) engrossed in a game of Rummy. 


Mary Wright trying her hand at a bit of pancake tossing. 

Aimi Pain (Senior Care assistant) midway through the pancake race. 

Andras Szabo demonstrating his pancake tossing skills, also the winner of the Staff Pancake race. 

Joan and Jack Brown in our Valentines frame. 

Hilda Thomas with her beloved Fido posing in our Valentines frame. 

Valentines Breakfast trays

Christina Evans assisting in cooking club. Making strawberry, marshmallow and brownie skewers. 

Mary Kershaw and Margaret Roberts making heart shaped pizzas for the residents evening tea during cooking club.