Holiday at Home
Do you know which nine ingredients are in a haggis? Or what a spurtle is? Or where to keep your sgian dubh and how to tell the bairns to be quiet? These were just some of the things the residents of The Field House Care Home discovered when a small team from St John’s ran a two-day ‘Holiday At Home’ recently.
There was opportunity to choose your favourite tartan, make a Scottish flower arrangement or a Scottie dog greetings card and even to stroke a real live Shetland pony. Everyone enjoyed singing some Scottish songs and there was much foot-tapping, clapping and laughter as the staff danced to some reels. We were delighted at how enthusiastically the residents participated in various games, quizzes and activities, and on both days they heard of God’s love for them through a short Thought for the Day.
St John’s already has good links with The Field House, not least because a small group of our Toddlers visit once a month, and this Holiday At Home event provided a great opportunity to build on relationships and to simply give time and love to the residents. Enjoy the photos!