December was a month filled with celebrations and activities for our tenants.
The month started with many of the tenants enjoying a holiday at Butlins, Minehead. During their holiday tenants were able to take full advantage of all the facilities on offer and even though the weather may have been cold outside they were able to use the heated Splash Waterworld swimming pool. The tenants had a wonderful selection of different shows to keep them entertained which included the Aladdin Rocks Pantomime, Madness and Tinie Tempah tribute acts and a magic show. In addition to this the tenants also had the opportunity to enjoy the traditional fairground and explored the beach and surrounding areas. Although the staff that went on the trip returned exhausted they said that everyone, including themselves, had had a wonderful time and that all of the tenants were on great form.
With great excitement
, preparations for Christmas started once the tenants returned from their holiday and everyone enjoyed decorating their houses in anticipation of the start of the festivities. As some of the tenants go home for Christmas a pre-Christmas party was held for all the tenants and staff to celebrate together. This year the celebrations were held at the Pier House, in Westward Ho! Everyone enjoyed their traditional Christmas lunch which was followed by a disco. It was a fun filled party and the dancing continued until the last song was played!
Christmas day is a magical time for both tenants and staff and this year was no exception. After everyone had opened their Christmas presents, tenants and staff joined together to help prepare Christmas dinners at various houses. In Westward Ho!, this was for an impressive twenty six guests – it was a real team effort and dinner was served on time and was delicious!
After a busy week the tenants bid farewell to 2016 and welcomed 2017!
Happy New Year to everyone!