Advance warning – Christmas Panto!

For those of you who like to get things booked in your diary well in advance, the Christmas Panto – Jack and the Beanstalk – has been booked for Monday 19th December at 7pm.

As always there will be a victorian supper afterwards and a raffle to raise funds for the Resident’s charity.

Tickets are £5 per person.  Please let Matron or Julia know if you would like to join us, all are welcome.

More birthdays!

We are a little bit late with getting these posted but better late than never!

Congratulations to Mrs Watson on reaching the big 1-0-0 on the 12th October.  In the first decade that Braceborough Hall Retirement Home was open I don’t remember us having any centegenerians (Matron may correct me on this).  How times change – we currently have 3 lovely ladies residing with us who are 100 or older!

Mrs Watson 100th Birthday
Mrs Watson cutting her birthday cake on her 100th birthday
Mrs Rixon, the young whipper snapper, then celebrated her birthday on the 28th October, a mere 92 years young! 
Mrs Rixon Birthday

Mrs Rixon, one of our youngsters!

Congratulations ladies, we hope you both enjoyed your special days.

The sun did have his hat on

Earlier this week some of the ladies made the most of the unseasonally nice weather and topped up their vitamin D levels on the sun terrace overlooking our beautiful gardens.  And as you can see, to make sure nobody overheated it was ice lollies and choc ices all round!


Making the most of the late summer sunshine
Making the most of the late summer sunshine

From left to right – Sheila (Mrs Ferrar), Kim, Bridget (Mrs Sach), Audrey (Mrs Brown), Barbara and Rhoda (Mrs Watson)

With the way the weather is fluctuating at the moment keep an eye on the blog, I may be posting pictures of them all having a snowball fight in the next couple of weeks!

Happy Birthday Mrs Brown

We have been celebrating again this week, it was Mrs Brown’s birthday on Wednesday. 


Mrs Brown celebrating her birthday

Happy Birthday Mrs Brown

She had a lovely day celebrating with her family both at Braceborough Hall and on a trip out.  And the day was topped off at the social evening when the performers from Partytime Productions finished their show by singing Happy Birthday to her and getting all of the audience to join in.

Mrs Brown later told Matron that she had enjoyed a wonderful day, adding “I haven’t had a birthday like this since I was eight!”

Mrs Brown blowing out the candles

The all important blowing out of the candles and making a wish


A new face at Braceborough Hall

We are delighted to introduce the lastest member of the Braceborough Hall family:

Beautiful Benjy!

As many of you will know, unfortunately Fred had to be put down during the summer and we have all missed him dreadfully.  A few weeks ago Matron was approached to see if she would consider re-homing a lovely young dog whose elderly lady owner could no longer take care of him, and the rest is history!

Benjy is still a very young boy, only just 6 months old, and is quite timid at the moment but is coming out of his shell gradually.  If you want to see him when you come to the home just find Matron as Benjy’s preferred position is 1 step behind her at all times!

A few photos from Braceborough Hall’s Summer Fete

Have I won the raffle?!?



No? Better luck on the tombola…
Garden Games

Young & old, everyone had a "hole" lot of fun!



Thank you from Braceborough Hall

Thank you to everyone who came to the Summer Fete at Braceborough Hall on Saturday.

The weather mostly played ball with just a sprinkling of rain, although this is surely a feature of pretty much any summer fete in England! Despite the best attempts of the wind our small marquee also stayed up which was a blessing.

Although the turnout was a bit smaller than usual we are delighted to report that those who did come were extremely generous and we raised £311 in just 2 short hours.

So, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped with preparations, to those who worked so hard on the day and to all who came and generously supported the event and our charity this year, Breast Cancer Care. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Charity for 2011/12

We’re pleased to announce that the residents have chosen which charity they would like to support for the next 12 months – Breast Cancer Care.

If you would like to find out more about the charity you can visit their website

Our fundraising will be kicked off at tomorrow’s fete starting at 3pm.

Belated happy birthday wishes

We would like to wish Mrs Clarke a belated happy birthday for yesterday.
She had a lovely time celebrating with her family at the weekend and unless my eyes deceive me I do believe that by spreading her celebrations out across several days, she managed to get not one but two cakes!  Well done Mrs Clarke!

Mrs Clarke & family


Yummy birthday cake!

Upcoming event – date for the diary

Come and join us Wednesday 28th September at 7pm for “Celebrate the Sounds of Music“, an evening of music performed by Partytime Productions of London followed by a buffet supper.

They will be performing a selection of show songs from Carousel, The King and I, Oklahoma and, of course, The Sound of Music and sing-a-long is encouraged!

There is a charge for this event which will be going to our charity for this year.  The residents are still making their final choice but it looks very much like we will be supporting a Breast Cancer appeal.