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The Winding House Visit

October 15, 2018

Last week we went to The Winding House in new Tredegar. We went to see “The Life of Elliot”, which is the current exhibition celebrating the life of  the Elliot Colliery: one of the first of the modern “super pits” to be sunk in the Rhymney Valley. The mine was owned by the Powell Duffryn…

Enjoying the Autumn Colours

October 4, 2018

I managed to catch up with two of our energetic Day Care Centre guests this morning, taking full advantage of autumn’s array of transformative colours, all the better in bright, still warm sunshine. As with many of our guests, the simple joy of ambling through our gardens is a lovely precursor to a hearty lunch.…

The Postivi-Tea Party at Blaenavon

September 30, 2018

We had a triumph of a trip last Wednesday to The Postivi-Tea Party at Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall.  The organisers spoilt us with the most wonderful buffet; cakes and refreshments galore followed by lots of music and we were involved in a quiz too. Nora even had an opportunity to get her hair done for free…very…

Therapeutic Art Classes

September 25, 2018

It has often been stated by various means, John Berger for one, where words falter art flourishes; and, arguably, where great art manifests is in between this mysterious middle ground of individual creativity. But of course the basic act of expression, whatever the medium used, whatever the results, can be extremely beneficial in improving mental,…

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