Thank you to our resistant Mr Garry Shieldhouse for his breath taking photography of our gardens coming into Bloom. The residents are really being treated this year with our gardens and just at the right time too during lockdown. A number of our residents are using the area for their daily exercise and being able to socialise outside while social distancing from one another. One resident has said ‘’how lucky are we to have this during these times’’.
Owners joined us in the gardens for a 2 minute silence to honour our WW2 hero’s, followed by the ‘’Brompton Walk’’ (Lambeth walk) and ‘’We will meet again’’. Our chairman John Guthrie and fellow owner Roy Tuersley did a grand job organising the occasion, ensuring the social distancing guidelines were adhered too with the help of our amazing staff. Owners then enjoyed a theme VE Day lunch delivered to their apartments. Bournemouth was blessed with glorious sunshine to top off the celebrations.
Thank you to one of our owners for taking these beautiful and breath taking pictures of our gardens this spring. The gardens are really coming alive with colour which is fabulous for our owners who are only able to enjoy a walk through the gardens during this lockdown. A BIG thank you to our gardeners who do an excellent job at the Court making our gardens wonderful.
The Brompton owners came out yet again this week on Thursday evening to thank our NHS and Key Workers for all their hard work at this time. Thank you to Suzie our Duty Manager for the great video.
Thank you to our two fabulous chefs John and Fernanda for delivering a very special buffet lunch on Monday, owners loved the selection of food along with a starter and pudding. The chefs produced over 40 meals for our owners to enjoy in their apartments along with a complimentary glass of wine personally delivered to their doors by Suzie and Raf, the management team on duty. We could not have done this without the help of Kelly, Teresa, Sarah and Tracy taking the food to owners and of course dealing with the collections and big clean up. An amazing Easter weekend at Brompton - Happy Easter everyone.
Our owners enjoyed a beautiful Lamb roast dinner delivered to their apartments by our amazing team, along with a little extra surprise of a Cream Egg!
Thank you to our amazing Chef Fernanda for producing the tasty 3 course menu and to Carole and her Sunday team for organising the surprise and delivery of the trays.
Our resident Vicky kindly organised for all her follow residents and staff at Brompton Court to have a hot cross bun this morning in their own apartments delivered by our very own Ann, Ashely and Tracy and all the buns prepared by Carl our Duty Manager. Thank you Vicky and Happy Easter weekend to all.
A number of the advantages of life at Brompton Court such as ready access to busses, an adjacent Tesco Metro and easy journey to a wide variety of shops have been lost but one important activity that is freely available to us is walking, and for once the weather has been kind with plenty of sunshine.
There is a good path going all round the apartments and by using a smart phone app and old fashioned counting paces we have decided a mile is between six and seven laps. Slightly over half a lap is close to the gardens and, during recent weeks, we have been treated to a developing Spring display of the emerging bright green of willow, blossom of several trees and blooming bedding plants. So, after doing a few circuits and stopping to admire some new colour or just enjoying the garden section, it is easier to be able to forget, for at least a brief time, the chaos in our world and focus on the solace of natures gifts.
John Guthrie, Chairman of the Board
We hope you enjoy this lovely video of our two owners dancing in the gardens at Brompton Court. Vicky has been teaching Jean, who is blind, dancing for a while and nothing is going to stop them enjoying what they love.