About two and a half years ago a small group of ladies living at Pegasus Court started a knitting group. They began by knitting 'Twiddle Mitts' for dementia patients in local nursing homes, but it soon expanded to Jumpers, Bobble Hats and Blankets. These now go to a village in Africa called Luhimba, a charity run by Paul Temple. All the wool is donated by the knitting group and we all enjoy knitting and nattering two afternoons a week.
After almost eleven years I will be leaving Pegasus Court and Lodge on 19th October.
Phil Woodward and Suzanna Shattock will be the new managers here as a job share.
I wish them, Kingsdale and the Owners all the very best wishes for the future.
Summer is here at last and Pegasus Court and Lodge residents are out and about enjoying the sunshine.
There has recently been a mini-bus trip to Coates English Willow centre, near Taunton, which everyone found very interesting; and another trip planned to Castle Combe in July.
On 15th and 16th June The Promenade and Beach Lawns here will host the National Refuse Championships... and on the 20th there’s the “race for life” on the beach. There is always something going on in Weston!
Many congratulations to Major Millie Straker who celebrated her 100th birthday with a party in the Owners’ lounge on Monday 7th May. The wonderful cake is in recognition of her service to the Salvation Army!
Once again congratulations to Keith Price of Pegasus Lodge, who was awarded the Weston Champions award on Saturday 28th April for his extensive work raising funds for charity through his twice yearly train exhibitions. We are all very proud of him!
Pancakes on the evening of Shrove Tuesday has become a very enjoyable annual event in the Owners’ Lounge at Pegasus. Home-made pancakes are on offer with an array of different toppings. A delightful way to spend a rainy February evening!
The evenings are drawing in and at this time of the year we have exceptionally lovely sunsets in Weston. Where better to view them than from our second floor Owners’ lounge?
The building is warm and cosy and we’re beginning to think of Christmas……The trees will go up in the foyer and communal lounge on 30th November so that it will be very festive here for the Salvation Army carol singing on 11th December.
The Social events are going well and regular groups are well attended. The ladies of the knitting group are currently concentrating on making bobble hats for the local maternity hospitals. These have either red, orange or green bobbles on and are used to show which newly- born babies need most close monitoring, red being the highest.
The two music appreciation groups are popular and a wide selection has been brought to share …. Bruce Springsteen, Dean Martin, Jazz, blues and classical to name some.
We’re not going to get the “winter blues “ here! There’s too much to do!
Although the weather has been disappointing we are still enjoying the summer. A group of Pegasus Court/Lodge Owners went to Cardiff by mini-bus for the day recently and another trip is planned to Bath in September. There's plenty happening on the Seafront of course, and we're spoilt by having Clarence Park so close (with it's excellent cafe). Some more sunshine would be the icing on the cake.
We are proud to congratulate Keith Price of Pegasus Lodge who received an award from the outgoing Mayor of Weston at a presentation on 18th May 2017.
The award is in recognition of the amazing amount Keith has raised to date for charity from the Train exhibitions he organizes twice a year in the town. The money raised to date is in excess of £40,000 and Keith is currently planning the next exhibition.
We are delighted that all his hard work has been acknowledged.
The ladies in our knitting circle assure me that they don’t just “drink tea and chat “ and here are photos to prove they are, in fact, hard at work !The beautiful knitted items are being sent all over the world.
The external redecoration of Pegasus Court will take place later this year and Tender Documents will shortly be sent out for quotation. Being by the sea a particularly resistant paint is required.
The Garden Committee have decided on geraniums in the flowerbeds and pots for the summer. In past years they have produced a very lovely show.
We’re very much looking forward to the Spring and Summer months ahead!
The Christmas trees are up and the building is looking cheerful and welcoming.
Pegasus Court and Pegasus Lodge are both having Christmas meals out plus a joint tea in the Owners’ lounge just before the Holiday break. Social events continue and are appreciated particularly at this time of year when you can get together with friends without having to go outside!
This month the regular coffee mornings, afternoon teas, flexercise class and Tai Chi continue plus the new “ Knitting group” formed a few months ago.
Additional events include the annual visit from the Salvation army to sing carols plus the popular wine tasting evening.
All of this will see us through to the Spring when we will be able to enjoy our garden which is now crammed with bulbs of many kinds….guaranteed to be a lovely show.
We've had some glorious days in October and holidaymakers are still to be seen on the seafront. September was extremely busy, mainly due to Banksy's "Dismaland" which drew huge crowds.
At Pegasus Court, we are preparing for our redecoration of communal areas which will commence early 2016. Wallpapers and paint colours have been chosen and we will shortly be going to tender. Lighting is in the process of being changed to LED which will prove far more economical.
Christmas lunches for the Court and Lodge have been booked and mini-bus shopping trips planned. It's a hive of activity here!
Owners at Pegasus Court and Lodge are enjoying the Summer, with plenty of activities on the beach lawns to watch from our superb second floor communal lounge.
We had a Strawberry tea in June with delicious home-made cakes and for August a trip to Dewstow hidden gardens and grottoes in Monmouthshire is planned.
The gardens look glorious and very colourful this year .
All we need now is plenty of sunshine!
We have already had some glorious sunny days this year at Pegasus Court & Lodge. It has been good to see families on the beach enjoying the sunshine and the little children having donkey rides. The Owners lounge has a great view of all these activities.
The Spring flowers in the garden have been delightful, all ready for the forthcoming visit of The Lady Mayor of Weston, who is coming on 22nd April to talk about her experiences. Tea and cakes are being served, home-made by one of our very generous Owners
A number of Owners are going by mini-bus to Wells market which has a particularly good variety of outside stalls. The cathedral grounds there are also a big attraction.
The regular coffee mornings on Wednesdays and afternoon tea on Saturdays plus flexercise classes and Tai Chi are all continuing so there is plenty to look forward to.
The Christmas events were a huge success with Court and Lodge Owners enjoying a festive buffet, annual Carol singing with the Salvation Army, and a seasonal afternoon tea and quiz. 2015 will be a busy year with internal redecoration planned for the communal areas. The Garden Committee will soon be meeting to discuss summer planting. The weekly coffee mornings, afternoon teas, flexercise and Tai Chi continue with additional events planned by the Social Committee each month, including film shows, wine tasting and much more!