On the 24th of January we celebrated the Chinese New Year at Drumdarroch. We decorated our home with lanterns and had Chinese food as an option on our menu. We were also very lucky to be able to borrow a Chinese Dragon costume! He was HUGE and needed 7 people to operate him! He danced around the dining room at lunchtime then in the afternoon our visiting school pupils took him for a walk around the home. We named him KEITH!!!!
A busy Christmas at St Columba’s!
Everyone had a great time over the festive period. Staff, residents and relatives enjoyed our Xmas Fayre on 7th Dec which raised over £300 for the comfort fund. We were all entertained throughout the two Xmas parties and Hogmanay by Bob the Music Man, who got everyone up dancing. Santa visited, with presents for the residents and kids who visited.
Christmas preparation started in November at Drumdarroch. We made Christmas cards, decorations and biscuits with our local school pupils.
The Nursery children came and sang Christmas songs with us. Our resident retired Postman spent many mornings delivering Christmas cards to the other residents. We attended a Christmas Tea Dance at our local Kirk Hall and had a visit from Santa who travelled to us in a fire engine! At our Christmas party on the 19th of December we were beautifully entertained by one of our regular visiting singers, Mr Bill Black, and the Christmas Fairy herself even put in an appearance!!