Montrose has been busy baking this week as a "Great British Cake Off" contest was launched. Owners baked a dessert of their choice for staff to taste and cast their votes whilst owners voted for the most delicious looking treat. The winning baker will receive a 3 course meal for 2 in our restaurant. A cup of tea and a slice of home made cake in the afternoon sunshine is one of our favourite ways to relax. Good luck to our bakers!
Montrose Court has enjoyed a busy few months with lots of social events for owners and visitors. Dame Lorna Muirhead gave a fascinating talk on her experiences as Lord Lieutenant of Liverpool in August. Owners hosted a coffee and crafts morning in October in aid of St John’s Hospice raising a fantastic £520 for the charity. The social calendar is building towards Christmas with festive lunches planned, a day trip out to the Chester Christmas market, film nights and parties. It’s no wonder Montrose Court has a long list of people interested in living here. A wonderfully social place to enjoy retirement.
Montrose Court were delighted to host a special birthday celebration for owner Mrs Diana Bevan. Family and friends travelled from afar to spend the afternoon drinking bubbly and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. A wonderful afternoon filled with laughter, quizzes and music. Mrs Beavan generously declined all offers of birthday gifts and instead suggested donations be made to a local group – Hoylake and Meols in Bloom who tend to the flowers and plants in the local area all year round.
Montrose hosted a vintage afternoon tea to celebrate Mrs Spencer’s birthday. 45 Close family and friends gathered together and enjoyed a lovely afternoon of Champagne, tea, sandwiches and cakes. It was a wonderful celebration and a number of owners have asked if they can have exactly the same for their birthdays in the months to come! Looks like we have a busy few months ahead.
Montrose Court’s social group have become a proud sponsor to Hoylake and Meols in Bloom – A local organization that plants and looks after flower beds, tubs and grasses in the local area. Sponsorship money has been raised by Montrose owners attending and contributing to social events such as film nights, day trips and theme nights. Hoylake and Meols in Bloom work incredibly hard all year round to keep the village looking bright and colourful. Montrose are delighted to be able to show support to the organization and look forward to seeing the beautiful flowers as summer approaches.
Montrose hosted their annual fish and chip supper night in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute this weekend. Owners gathered in the dining room to tuck into their dinners before enjoying new movie ‘Oceans Eight’ on the big screen with an ice cream.
The Social group has organised excursions into Wales over the summer, and plans for charity coffee mornings, craft days and film nights are under way. Who said retirement was a time for relaxing?
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Montrose Court enjoyed mulled wine and mince pies as the Christmas lights were officially switched on and the festivities began. Owners are enjoying weekly films in the run up to Christmas and the team couldn’t resist getting festive with their own Christmas jumpers! Annual owners party lunches have been wonderful days and we have more bookings for Christmas lunch and Boxing day than ever before. With so much planned for 2019 we are excited to see in the new year with a Champagne party and not too many sore heads on January 1st… Hopefully!
This weekend Montrose Court have celebrated Marion Ferguson’s 80th birthday with a whole host of festivities. We began with a party for friends and family, enjoyed live music, table magic and a buffet. Owners and visitors danced the night away and had a wonderful evening. Sunday morning left little time for recovery as we enjoyed morning coffee and cake followed by Sunday lunch for 25. Marion’s daughter Lorna gave a beautiful speech and it was fitting to toast Marion with champagne for everyone. To round off the weekend, the whole court was invited to enjoy music and dancing from a live Ukulele band. It was a wonderful weekend for a wonderful lady and we look forward to hosting many more celebrations soon!
The streets of Hoylake surrounding Montrose Court have been beautifully decorated with pink blossom lights following sponsorship from local groups and businesses. The tree was sponsored on behalf of the owners at Montrose Court. They are delighted as it is the first tree to be seen on entering Hoylake.
Montrose has welcomed new staff member Elaine Lampkin to our housekeeping department, she has quickly become a wonderful addition to the team. We congratulate our Duty Manager Michelle Heron who has just married her long-time partner John.
Owners were entertained with Christmas carols from the Song Bird as the Christmas lights were switched on. Mulled wine and mince pies were enjoyed by all who came.
The external redecoration and refurbishment work at Montrose is almost complete. Our building is looking as good as new in time for Christmas.