Christmas at Queensmead

1st January 2018

Queensmead residents had a very busy time over the festive period with a visit from Ernie the Caring Canine dog, a trip to the panto, Christchurch’s fish and chip supper and a Christmas Party.

Ernie from Caring Canines paid a special visit to Queensmead residents with his owner, dressed up in his fabulous Christmas outfit. Everyone agreed that Ernie looked lovely and festive. The residents really enjoy Ernie’s visits, giving him lots of fuss and attention and they are really looking forward to seeing him again soon.

Residents had a nostalgia-inducing visit to the Bournemouth Pavilion to watch the Christmas pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. All the residents got into the swing of the panto, joining in with the chorus of “it’s behind you”, and enjoying an ice cream during the interval. The panto had a 3D part where the beanstalk came to life, which was a real treat for the residents, as many had not experienced 3D before – the residents spoke with awe about it all the way home.

Once again, residents were lucky enough to be invited to Christchurch’s annual fish and chip supper, organised by Brenda Traylen. Every year Brenda organises the supper so that the Christchurch community can come together to celebrate Christmas. The residents had a lovely time and commented that they look forward to the supper every year.

Queensmead also hosted a Christmas party for residents and staff. Music was provided by the talented Mike from Just Add Music, and no one could resist dancing along to the music. Residents and staff alike had a wonderful time and it really put everyone in the festive spirit.