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Pre Royal Wedding Party

Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle will be getting married on Saturday 19th May and as we are closed at the weekend it was decided we would party on the Friday beforehand. The hall has been decked in bunting and our members, some even brought friends along too, came in dressed to the nines, all wedding ready. A lovely lunch was served, potato soup, roast Pork with the trimmings followed by lemon shortbread cheesecake, tea and coffee. Once everyone had finished their meal we raised a glass to toast the happy couple. Wishing them well in their married life.
The Brothers Agnew came along to entertain us afterwards and, with the help of the toast, we think, soon everyone was up dancing. At 2:30pm teas, with little bite size bakes, mint slice, teeny weeny meringues and fruit loaf all made in the kitchen, were served free of charge. It was an amazing day which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
A special thanks must go Margaret, Lynn and Andy, who, although being so short staffed, turned out the lovely meal and managed to bake the goodies for the afternoon tea.

Bowlers Outing

At the Day Centre we have indoor bowling once or twice a week. Some of our members who regularly bowl, and some who only spectate, group together to enjoy a trip out for lunch. On Thursday 17/5/18 Green Valley was the chosen venue. Twelve members were happily on the bus at 11:45am with Marion going along as a helper for the afternoon. There was a lovely choice for lunch with an option for either two or three courses followed by teas and coffee. Lastly Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their little jaunt and would like to say thank you to the staff. Now ….. it’s all about looking forward to the next one.

Monday Club Outing

Some of the ladies who attend the centre on a Monday enjoy an afternoon ‘Monday Club’ where they have quizzes, reminiscing, music, crafts or whatever may take their fancy on the day. They go out for lunch a few times a year and on the 7th of May they went to The Potting Shed at RBGE – Logan Botanical Garden. This really is a favourite of theirs. It was a rather special day too as there were not one but two birthday girls in the company, cards and gifts were exchanged and Michelle encouraged them to sing the ‘Happy Birthday’ sing. It was delightful. And not one bit embarrassing
Lunch was very much enjoyed by everyone. Thank yous go to the staff who were so very friendly and helpful. Til next time.

Winter Olympics

We were slightly late with our Olympics this year so instead of doing too many different sports we had a New Age Kurling competition. The team members were picked at random from a hat and we had five teams of four playing for cups filled with chocolate goodies.
Much fun was had with the jokes and lighthearted rivalry between the teams. And the highlight was a rather large chocolate covered ice lolly which cooled everyone down at half time.
The winners of the Blue Cup, with Lindor eggs, were Team Mairi, with Catherine, Brenda and George
The winners of the Pink Cup, with mini Oreo eggs were Team Fay, with Marie, Jennifer and Neil.
The winners of the Bronze Cup with mini Creme Eggs were Team Donnie, with Margaret, Sheila and Jim.
The winners of the Silver Cup with Malteaster Bunnies were Team Nena with Joan, Willa and Nettie.
The overall winners were Team Jean, with Jessie, Robin and Theresa. Who won the Gold Cup filled with Creme Eggs.
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Eating ice creams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Team Mairi

 

 

 

 

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Team Donnie

 

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Team Nena

 

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Eating ice cream

 

Team Jean

Team Jean,  The Winners

Fearon Dancers

What a lovely afternoon was spent with the country dancers. Some as young as four and some, well, shall we say, just a little older?  ~_~
Members were encouraged to join in, which they did with gusto! Teas and coffee with chocolate biscuits, to replace the energy spent, were enjoyed before the bus arrived to take everyone home.

 

Fundraiser Bingo night

We try to have three or four fundraiser bingo throughout the year and on Friday 16th March we had our first one. It was very well attended, as they usually are, with the Hall full to capacity. The prizes once again were fantastic and we’d like to thank everyone for their very kind donations, whether for the bingo or the raffle. Again we stopped at half time for teas, coffees and juice with gingerbread and shortbread.

We raised the fabulous amount of £1215.00
Thanks again for coming along.

Burns Lunch with Lochside Thursday Club

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A fantastic day yesterday at the centre. A Burns lunch was enjoyed by our members and we welcomed our friends from Lochside, Dumfries who enjoyed it with us. A big thankyou to all the staff for ensuring it all went without a hitch. A special thankyou must go to Harrison Gibb for giving up his time once again to pipe in the haggis and also to the Agnew Brothers for the afternoons entertainment. Wullie Scott for his interesting story of the life of Robert Burns and Dorothy Affleck for addressing the haggis.

 

Burns Supper

It’s that time of year again when Scots world wide celebrate the birth of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns.
With the main hall at the centre fully decorated with Scottish bunting and posters of Burns it was time for the guests to arrive and enjoy a night of blether, song and a wee bit dance.
Our Chairperson, Mrs Mairi McRobert started off the Bletherin’ by welcoming everyone along and introducing the Master of Ceremonies, Mr Alec Cairns who, in his own indomitable way gave a cheery speech followed by the Selkirk Grace. And did “we hae meat”! The Bill o’ Fare was sic a feast! Traditional scotch broth, homemade and a lovely start for what was to follow, The Haggis! accompanied by none other than the neeps an’ the tatties and Piped in by, who we now think of as our own personal piper, Harrison Gibb. Harrison has been piping for us for a number of years, starting when he was only just into primary school and we have enjoyed watching him grow and develop into a fabulous piper. Lynn Harvey as chef carried the beast to the table where Mr Wullie Scott was waiting to Address and to give praise “as Lang as ma airm, for sic a dinner”
After the Haggis had filled the bellies there was just enough room left for a Whisky filled trifle, oatcakes & cheese and a sweet bite of shortbread with a coffee or tea. While the dinner settled Mr Val Plant gave the Immortal Memory, which gave insight into the man himsel. His humble beginnings, as a cotters son to his job as excise man and poet and songwriter and also his relevance today.
Mr John Henderson gave a fabulous and funny toast to the Lassies which was replied in kind by his wife Mrs Trish Henderson. The company enjoyed them very much as they were full of good humour. These are no easy speeches to do but Mr & Mrs Henderson definitely caught the essence of Rabbie himself, in their own way. All that was left to do then was dance the night away to Mr Alan Patterson and John
who kept everyone on their toes.
Lastly a thank you to Alisin, Margaret, Lynn, Fiona, Andy, Marion, Georgia, Michelle, Anne, Dayna & Chris without whom none of it would have been possible.
All that’s left to say now is, here’s to next year.
“And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak’ a right gude-willie waught,
for auld lang syne.”

 

Pantomime Time

Every year we have a visit to the panto in Ayr Gaiety Theatre. It is a much looked forward to event. Busses are hired and lunches are packed for a little jolly up the road. Leaving the centre around 11am we took a scenic run up to Girvan, where we stopped for our packed lunch. The sun was shining and it was lovely to sit and watch the folks walking on the prom and the boats leaving the harbour. It would have been so nice to stop longer but Cinderella was calling. An uneventful but enjoyable journey to Ayr and into the theatre, we found our seats and got ready to be entertained. There were a few intimations and first called was ourselves! Lovely surprise and we all cheered (quite loudly!) The cast were fantastic! Buttons started off  batting sweeties out to the audience & then soaking everyone with water pistols that got bigger with every squirt! And…. he was besotted with Cinders, poor fellow, as all she wanted was a prince. The Ugly Sisters were hilarious. And the Fairy Godmother…. she “wis pure dead brilliant. So she wis!”
Baron Hardup was, well, hard up and the Prince was just as you’d expect, tall, dark, handsome, rich! Haha. The interval came round so quickly and it was ice cream time. Some one did ask if that was it finished but was told, “No’ yet, Cinderella has still to get married.” So if you hadn’t known the story…. that was it spoiled. Haha.
Our members thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the show with the horse and carriage looking rightly Royal. Then after the ball The Baron, Buttons and the Ugly Sisters getting lost in the forest and kidnapped by ghosts, which was so funny. All in all a great show. By the time we got out of the theatre it was time to go for dinner. We were booked into Malin Court, Maidens. So we came the back road via the electric brae, such a shame it was getting too dark to see the views over the water to Arran and Ailsa Craig.
What a lovely place Malin Court is and serving such delicious food. We would all recommend it if you’re going to be up that way. Again we were, too soon, back on the road home. Arriving back in Stranraer around 8.30ish.
We would like to say thank you to Scott and Gilbert who drove us up and delivered us home safely and to the staff of Malin Court who cooked and served our delicious dinner.
Do it again this year?
Oh yes we will!

Nursery visit

We had the pleasure of welcoming the children of Rephad Nursery on Thursday 21st December.
They sang some songs and then had a chat with our members before presenting us with a cheque for £100, which they raised themselves. They were a joy to have along.
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Merry Christmas