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24-27 October 2016

We spent four days 'on holiday' with a group of 16 active seniors at Blandford Methodist Church in October. We spent our time making bread, flower arranging, visiting Moreton Church to see its fantastic windows, having fish and chips in Wareham, Christmas crafts, playing games, listening to a talk from Gwyneth, watching a film and not forgetting all the eating and much more!

A fun time was had by all, as you can see in the photographs. More photos can be found under the Gallery section and there are two letters from participants printed below.

We would like to say a big thank you to all those who made the holiday possible, especially the helpers from Blandford Church.
Alison and Di

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Dear Diane and Alison,

Just a few lines to say we both enjoyed the Holiday at Home. We found the flower arranging interesting and enjoyable, I learned quite a lot as my experience until then had been putting flowers on the compost heap! The bread making was very successful, I ate mine with butter and cheese. Eileen found the day out to Moreton and Wareham very enjoyable, I am sorry I could not be present that day.

The week started off with people in two or three groups, but by the last day we were all one group, everyone chatting together over tea before we left to go home.

Thank you to all concerned especially those making endless cups of tea and coffee.
Glen and Eileen Phillips

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Dear Gwyneth, Alison, Di and numerous other kind helpers,

I would like to say a huge thank you to you all, for everything you did for us during the week. We started on Monday by making bread which we had with our lunch. The afternoon was spent in flower arranging with a lovely lady to show us, and we all made beautiful arrangements to take home.

On Tuesday we went to Moreton village to look round the village, the old school house, the tea rooms, and to see the beautiful windows in the church, then onto Wareham for a fish and chip lunch at the Methodist Chapel.

During the last two days, we had an arts and crafts morning making cards and sun-catchers, watched a film and listened to Gwyneth talking about how much Bread and Fish meant to people when Jesus was alive. We also had quizzes, jigsaws and board games to keep us busy all through the week.

All the food was wonderful during the week, including a roast dinner, and ending with a delicious cream tea, fit for the Ritz hotel.

Thank you for all your hard work, we all had a really happy time.
Julie Moxham

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Have a look under 'Galleries' to find even more photos of the week.

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