May at Blagdon Village

Diary posted

21st June 2016

May was not as busy as April because of the two Bank Holidays. Nonetheless we did have few one-off events on top of the regular ones

Anglo-French Boules Match.  The Boules match is now an integral part of the annual twinning visit between Taunton and Lisieux in Normandy and because of this, one of our residents is now a member of the Twinning Committee.

This year it was our turn to host the event. Although the morning started grey and damp the sun came out in time for the match that eventually resulted in a draw.  It was quite a festive event with refreshments for players and spectators in suitably bedecked gazebos.

Themed Evening.  During most months of the year there is a themed evening in our restaurant, which encourages more residents to use this facility.  In May the theme was not so much during dinner but afterwards when a number of residents had the dubious pleasure of dancing around a “maypole” in the Function Room.  Needless to say this caused much hilarity.

Talk.  We used to have a Current Affairs Group which met monthly to discuss topical subjects.  Unfortunately, due to dwindling support, this came to an end but the organiser, Douglas Raven, was not going to be beaten, and instead, he now invites outside speakers.  Last month we had our PCC and our MP. This month we had a professional will writer who spoke about wills and Lasting Power of Attorney.  Although most residents have probably already taken care of these aspects it was a very useful refresher for us all.