We woke to grey skies and rain, lots of rain, but by mid-morning the sun came out and so began a glorious Summers's day.
The garden - Mike's Ranch- was filled with aromatic smell of the BBQ, Hot Dogs, home-made Burgers and Spiced Chicken for everyone, all cooked by the Ranch Leader, Simon- our Head Chef.
John & Angie, our lovely Duo, dressed up as Cowboys and sang a Country & Western Set they had put together just for our party.
Our residents sat on the patio and under the events tent, wearing cowboy hats, Sheriff badges and even Indian feathers, we were delighted to see residents who had not attended events before joining in the fun. The visiting children filled the with laughter and bubbles, playing Net the Duck, Tin Can Alley, and Horseshoe Hoopla, and many other games.
The Garden Room became Mike's Saloon for the afternoon, serving Pimms, cold drinks and alcohol!
Nick & Sarah arrived with their Ice-Cream van, serving cups of tea and ice-cream to everyone.
A special visitor arrived...Pinkie the Shetland Pony. As her owner Zoe lead Pinkie in to the garden you could hear the gasps of surprise - a pony in the garden!! The residents stroked and patted the very gentle pony, many wanting to see her time and time again. The residents who could not attend were not left out as Pinkie visited them in their rooms as well!
the day was so much fun for residents, families, friends and staff, socialising and relaxing together. a big THANK YOU to them all. The Raffle we held raised £155 which will go towards the Residents Fund.
So, A final YE HAW! for a wonderful Wild West experience.