September was a busy month at Thamesfield retirement village, with many of our residents looking to take advantage of the beautiful summer sunshine before the seasons change and we are swept into a blustery autumn. Here’s a brief summary of what happened in our happy riverside community.
Following the success of our Brazilian themed lunch in August, September saw us travelling to Spain with a menu of Gazpacho followed by Spanish tortilla de patatas or Paella, and finishing with Tarta de Santiago. The residents then shared photos, souvenirs and memories of their holidays to Spain.
As we are located on the banks of the river Thames and have our very own private mooring, we run regular boat trips for our residents while the weather holds. These run through the quaint town of Henley, which offers a multitude of pretty riverside homes and pubs to admire from the water.
We held our last boat trip of the year on 28 September. It was a warm, sunny day and we were lucky enough to spot a variety of wildlife, from tufted ducks and grebes to kingfishers.
September was a bumper month for birthdays, with four of our residents celebrating their big days in Thamesfield’s comfortable lounge with some of their friends. Naturally we provided special birthday cakes and afternoon tea to go with the festivities.
We would like to wish Mike Fulton, Jane Barker and Peggy Ward many happy returns.