Five Star Food
A well deserved congratulations to Chef Martin and the whole kitchen team, who once again on our surprise ‘food standard energy inspection’ achieved an outstanding 5 Stars Food Hygiene Rating. We have maintained this top, excellent rating for 6 years and cannot thank the whole kitchen team enough for their hard work and dedication.
At Windlesham Manor the kitchen is truly the heart of our home. Everyday Chef Martin and the whole team cook the most delicious, fresh meals to cater to everyone’s taste. Throughout the pandemic we have definitely used food as theatre too. We plan many food based activities and celebrations that everyone can enjoy. Our Residents love food tasting activities. It is a lot more than the food tasting itself, it’s a lovely social activity that promotes conversation and debate. Food is also a powerful reminiscence tool. A nostalgic meal or a traditional celebration can rekindle so many lovely memories for our Residents.
The kitchen team always go that extra mile to make everyday special for our Residents and we take this opportunity to highlight their hard work and to say thank you!
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Virtual Bake Off
In support of Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning we held our very own virtual Bake Off! We are proud to have baked, decorated and donated £150 to Macmillan.
Relatives & staff made some superb cakes, then sent us the photos for our residents to select the winner! We may not be able to enjoy the scrumptious cakes together in person at the
moment, but our relatives zoomed in to lounge (on the TV) and we enjoyed them together virtually with a cuppa!
This month one of our Residents Edith passed away. Throughout her life Edith held a monthly coffee morning with her friends. At Windlesham Manor, we continued to host Edith’s coffee morning for her friends and many cups of tea,
warm conversation and Chef Martin’s delicious cakes have been enjoyed in the process! It felt very fitting that we should hold this coffee morning in her honour. We will continue Edith’s tradition of bringing people together over a cuppa
every month. Despite the current pandemic we will continue to do everything we can.
Read Our Full September Newsletter The Windlesham Times
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
At Windlesham we aim to join in with many national events to ensure our Residents feel part of the wider community. In August it was British Afternoon Tea Week. With our sweet tooth at Windlesham Manor, we were of course going to
Chef Martin created a spectacular menu, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s famous novel Alice in Wonderland. The Residents
enjoyed a variety of imaginative themed treats from ‘The Queen of Hearts Jam Tarts’ to ‘Cherry Tomato Toadstools’. The scrumptious “Eat Me” cake and “Drink Me” mini bottles of Rose Lemonade, were such a fun touch (and you will be pleased to hear that nobody shrunk to the size of a tiny door on tasting!)
I would like to thank the whole team for their help.
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Henley Royal Regatta
This month we brought the banks of ‘The River Thames’ to Windlesham and celebrated The Henley Royal Regatta. HRR put together a virtual ‘Henley At Home Weekend’ in place of the normal Regatta, which we were pleased to join!
We of course needed a touch of ‘Henley Class’ and a welcome glass of fizz was enjoyed by all! A mixture of fresh fruit was added to strawberry sparkling wine and everyone enjoyed the bubbles and beautiful strawberry scent!
It wouldn’t be Henley without a spectacular picnic. Our Head Chef and the kitchen team created a mouthwatering homemade spread that was enjoyed by all. Suitably fed and watered we sat back and imagined we were on the edge of ‘The Thames’ and enjoyed highlights of last years races!
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Windlesham In Bloom
We are very proud of the grounds at Windlesham Manor and work hard to create a beautiful garden that can be enjoyed by our Residents throughout every season, but it really does look exquisite in summer!
Many of our Residents are keen gardeners and members of The Windlesham Manor Gardening Club. They take great pride in tending to the varied, extensive garden. Inspired by a Resident who was a member of The Land Army in WW11 our Gardner has created a brand new vegetable patch and we are digging for victory! We have also stocked our greenhouse with lots of raised, easily accessible planters.
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Mother’s Day Celebrations –
In these unusual circumstances all the stops were pulled
out to ensure our Residents had an extra special day. Our
hands on staff spent a lovely afternoon celebrating our
lovely ladies. Head Chef Martin made the most amazing
afternoon tea, which was of course accompanied by
bubbles! We chatted, laughed and played games to
include charades, which was lots of fun…who knew we
had such undiscovered talented actors in our midst!
In addition to the lovely messages, cards and gifts our
residents received by post from their families, we gifted
each resident flowers and chocolates and one of our
Carers’s young daughters Ishbelle made each and every
lady their own special, handmade card. Thank you
Ishbelle, it was so thoughtful of you!
Read Our Full March Newsletter – The Windlesham Times