Holiday at home - holiday fun
Holiday at Home is organised by Linda, the Circuit's Pastoral Visitor. It offers a week of activities for the elderly who are unable to holiday away.
Our annual Holiday at Home event is over once again, but I am sure that everyone involved will agree that it was a great success and we all enyoyed ourselves tremendously.
This year an invitation was extended to the whole of the circuit and we welcomed a number of new guests and helpers who very quickly felt at ease and made new friends. Over the week we had lots of fun, lots of companionship and lots of scrumptious food!
The week didn't, however, pass without a few hiccups, especially on our trips out. We managed to lose one of our ladies in Embsay as she decided that she liked the ride on the steam train so much that she thought she would have another trip! This resulted in a quick detour back to Bolton Abbey to rescue her.
Then over lunch we discovered that the coach we had booked for our 2nd trip out had broken down and no other coach was available! After some negotiation we managed to acquire a yellow school bus as a replacement much to everyone's amusement, especially to those drivers who passed us on the motorway expecting to see a much younger set of passengers.
The brilliant week was finished off by a grand street party hosted by our very own HRH The Queen and Prince Philip. There were flags and bunting in abundance and good old English fare, pie and peas and fruit and ice cream.
As always there were many sad faces as we finished our afternoon tea on Friday and everyone seemed reluctant to go home. This year's holiday may be over but there is always next year!