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Holiday at Home 7th – 9th July 2014

Monday 7th July was a lovely sunny morning. People awoke with a sense of excitement. Holiday at Home was here at last. “Where is St. Andrew’s?” people asked. “Will my lift arrive on time?” “Will I enjoy this?”

Well, at about 10.15 am, these questions were beginning to be answered. 42 Guests and helpers descended upon St Andrew's Methodist Church. All morning, there was the happy sound of chattering and cups of tea, with cakes and biscuits being devoured. Everyone was warned that diets were strictly to be left at home.  After a wonderful lunch, there was much amusement with musical Bingo and some grudge games of scrabble and dominoes. All too soon it was time to go home.

Tuesday 8th July dawned bright and fair. People were beginning to arrive but where was the coach?  It duly arrived and everyone began to board. Amazingly, we left on time at 9.30 am.

First stop the Cherry Lane Garden Centre for loos, drinks and cake. It was like a plague of locusts on the cake containers! After being watered and snacked, we set off for Hornsea Freeport.
     
We were treated to a splendid lunch of fish & chips or lasagne, with apple crumble or black forest gateau.

We had a look at the shops and saw some bargains. After this, we went to the other end of Hornsea and had an ice cream tub by the sea. All day the weather was wonderful and the sun shone on the righteous. Apparently, 12 miles away in Hull, there was a 2 hour thunderstorm, and the Yorkshire Show had rain. All too soon, it was time to return. We got back to St. Andrew’s bang on time at 6.30 pm.

The Wednesday started with a demonstration of aids for the elderly. They even had an aid for pulling your leg, believe it or not!

After another wonderful lunch, we were entertained by an excellent singer.
 
All too soon, it was the end of our Holiday at Home. Everyone had a brilliant time. Friendships were renewed and new friendships were made. There were a wonderful team of helpers, in the kitchen, befriending people, transporting everyone about. I cannot thank everyone enough for all the help that they gave so willingly.

I am assured that all our guests are now on a diet and are in need of throat lozenges, after all the chatting that took place. As for next year - watch this space……..

John
Pastoral Co-ordinator

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