For the second year, two "Holiday @ Home" weeks were organised by Deacon Alison McMillan and Pastoral Worker Di Browning. These took place on the Wimborne and Blandford Methodist premises for four days each, on consecutive weeks in May.
There are more photos on the gallery page.
From Alison and Di:
We want to say a huge thank you to all those who helped make the four days so enjoyable for all – you know who you are! It would not be possible without all your hard work in both churches.
From Margaret J:
For our second year of "Holiday @ Home" the theme was Denmark. About twenty of us met up at 10 o'clock each morning and over four days we enjoyed cooking and craftwork, games and puzzles, a film, talks and quizzes, and time to relax, read or chat. A day out was organised, and in minibus and cars we went off to Salisbury Cathedral, where we were free to browse, listening to rehearsals for the choir festival and joining up for lunch in the Refectory.
Food being an important part of most people's holiday expectations, needless to say we were not disappointed! Lunches and teas, and an everlasting flow of teas and coffees were served every day, and our final lunch was a magnificent Danish Smorgasbord.
The holiday was a great way to get to know each other better. We all enjoyed the fellowship and appreciated the hard work and organisation put in by Alison and Di, by Irene, our tea lady, and many others who helped on various days. We even learnt a bit about Denmark, and are wondering where we will go next year!
From Mary & John A
Twenty-two people enjoyed a most interesting "Holiday @ Home" held in the Methodist Church during one week in May.
The days were packed with so many things to do. The first morning was devoted to bread and biscuit making. On each day, lunch was prepared for us and we had coffee or tea whenever we needed it. There was a good assortment of games such as Scrabble, Snakes and Ladders, Ludo etc. We enjoyed a Beetle Drive in the afternoon.
One day we had an outing to Salisbury Cathedral, where there is so much to be seen, and choirs were rehearsing for a Choir Festival.
We also had a Craft morning when we could make cards or decorate candle holders. If you didn't wish to partake there was always the Quiet Room to read or carry on with a jigsaw. In the afternoon, we watched a film – "Ladies in Lavender", which we all enjoyed,
Our Minister, Gwyneth, arrived one day bringing a game similar to Snap. She then encouraged us to find as many countries as possible in the four gospels. For lunch we had Smorgasbord, a lovely selection with fish to remind us that the theme was Denmark.
This is the second time the Holiday event has taken place and we are all hoping it will continue next year.