Elizabeth moved Mum into
Woodpeckers Residential Home early yesterday evening, so we paid our mother visit this afternoon. Notice the cattle grid at the entrance intended to deter hopeful ponies from obtaining treats from the residents.
Initial reactions are very good. The converted house is well appointed, and the staff caring and attentive, Mum appears relaxed and satisfied, although she does tear up the rather luxurious paper napkins into four smaller sections in the interests of economy. There were three this afternoon, for we were all given tea and cake. Jackie assisted with a pair of scissors.
As we left, Elizabeth was arriving to help sort some of Mum’s belongings.
A stream runs alongside the building and under the drive.
A fine display of crocuses glowed in the front garden.
The home is not far from open moorland where ponies roam
We returned home via Rhinefield Ornamental drive,
where the sun set the trees dancing.
This evening we dined on second helpings of yesterday’s excellent Forest Tandoori takeaway meal.