Sunny Lunch at the Saltford Inn

25th April 2018

Thanks to Kelly Englander, team member at our gorgeous retirement house in Hanham, for this great photo of residents enjoying a sunny lunch at The Riverside Inn in Saltford ast week. The Inn is set in picturesque surroundings, beside Kelston Lock, overlooking the River Avon. As you can see, we had a wonderful day enjoying great pub […]

Happy UK Coffee Week

19th April 2018

We’re coming to the end of UK Coffee Week and it’s all about getting together to enjoy the nation’s second favourite hot drink. We’re no stranger to coffee mornings in our Abbeyfield houses. They’re a daily occurrence and a great chance to get together to catch up and enjoy conversation with like-minded people. Here’s our […]

Thanks to our Gardening Volunteers

16th April 2018

A big thanks from Charlene Fleck, manager of our retirement house in Keynsham, to our hard working gardening volunteers who have been working hard to prepare our garden for Spring. Richard, Dave, Sue & Wendy … THANK YOU!

Our New Deputy Manager, Kirsty Hale

12th April 2018

Congratulations to Kirsty Hale, who is coming to the end of her first week as Deputy Manager of Abbeyfield House in Redland after a much-deserved promotion. Kirsty first came to Abbeyfield as a carer for some residents at our Redland and Henleaze houses, and started a permanent position in 2015 at the charity’s house in […]

Spring Trip to Garden Centre

11th April 2018

We had a wonderful day today at Almondsbury Garden Centre today. With SO much to look at inside the fabulous shop, and outside with the wonderful range of indoor and outdoor plants, we’re definitely feeling that Spring is in the air now. Thanks to manager Pauline and, handyman and our driver, Rob, for making sure […]

Curly Surprise for National Pet Day

11th April 2018

It’s National Pet Day, and no, we didn’t find this in the kitchen cupboard! Cook Paul, at our retirement house in Redland, Bristol, keeps some weird, and wonderful, pets, and wanted to bring in his pet tarantula, Curly, to show to the residents. Believe it or not, Paul has 3 more tarantulas at home and, […]

Beryl’s the Winner of Spring Bouquet

10th April 2018

Congratulations to resident, Beryl Holt, who won the raffle to keep the gorgeous spring bouquet today. Local florist, Sue, came along to show us how to make the most gorgeous bouquet and we had a lovely morning learning. Thanks to Sue. 

Celebrating our Abbeyfield Siblings

10th April 2018

It’s National Siblings Day today, and we’re celebrating the fabulous siblings who work across our Abbeyfield retirement houses in Bristol.  Meet Amy (Henleaze), Hannah (Head Office), Paul and Sara (Redland).

Cook Sara Crowned Queen of Pies

9th April 2018

Here’s Sara Unthank, one of our fabulous cooks from Abbeyfield House in Redland, who was crowned the Winner of our inter-house competition during  British Pie Week recently. Huge thanks to ALL the chefs who took part across our 5 houses in this year’s competition. All the pies were ridiculously delicious and presented wonderfully too, but residents […]

Farewell Party for Margaritta

6th April 2018

Here we are on Wednesday evening when we threw a little party for resident Margaritta Riviera, who is leaving us today. Margaritta has lived at our gorgeous house in Easter Compton for 4 years and we’ve truly loved having her with us. Sadly, at 96 years old, she just needs more assistance now. She will be […]

Pop Up Fashionable Keynsham

5th April 2018

We enjoyed some homemade biscuits, hot drinks and a wee shopping spree, when Mandy, and her Pop Up Fashion Shop came to Abbeyfield’s retirement house in Keynsham this morning. Mandy visits our 5 Abbeyfield houses twice a year with different, seasonal stock. Her visits normally attract new visitors to our houses so we like to […]

Kift Lodge does a creative Easter

1st April 2018

What a super Easter Sunday we had today. Not only did we enjoy a fabulous lamb lunch, with a gorgeous basket of chocolate on each table, prepared by wonderful cook, Connie, but we also spent the morning making our own table decorations. Residents Norman, Thelma, Brenda and Betty did some creative flower arranging and made […]

Joker the Guide Dog visits Keynsham

31st March 2018

We fell in love this week, with a very handsome puppy, called Joker. Huge thanks toDavid and Janice from Guide Dogs South Bristol Fundraising and Awareness Team, who brought Joker along to our retirement house in Keynsham this week. David and Janice are currently looking after, and training, Joker, for the Guide Dogs for the […]

Delicious Anticipation for Guide Dog Visit

25th March 2018

  Look closely… You’re not going mad. Thanks to our wonderful cook, Pat, we were really eating dog-shaped biscuits with our delicious lemon mousse today. Residents at our gorgeous retirement house in Keynsham are thinking about our four-legged friends, as we look forward to a visit tomorrow from David Nash, and his 6 month-old German […]

Mouth-Watering Fundraiser

22nd March 2018

Despite last week’s snow preventing some of our guests from joining us, we still had a wonderful time at the coffee morning at our gorgeous retirement house in Hanham last week. As you can see, there were some mouth-watering cakes, which residents from Hanham and guests from Abbeyfield House in Keynsham really enjoyed. We still managed […]

Egg Blowing is “a First” for Hanham Residents

18th March 2018

At our lovely retirement house in Hanham this weekend, we’ve put up our Easter tree. It’s a bit early but we thought it’d be nice to have it on display for our coffee and cake morning tomorrow. Some photos here too, of our residents making the gorgeous decorations. Many said they’d never blown an egg before, […]

Easter Giggles in Keynsham

15th March 2018

Not long to go until Easter weekend and residents at our sunny house in Keynsham have been knuckling down to make lovely Easter goodies for the house. We were joined this week by resident Sarah’s daughter, and granddaughter, and had a lovely time making Easter cards and flower arranging over tea and biscuits. It was […]

Happy Birthday to Hanham’s Bryan

14th March 2018

Happy birthday today to Bryan Rogers, a resident at Kift Lodge, our fabulous retirement house in Hanham. Can’t believe it’s a year since we posted photos of Bryan’s last birthday! Where does the time go? This year we enjoyed a meal out with Bryan fellow residents, and team members! Have a great one, Bryan, from […]

Keynsham and Redland in Competitive Spirit

11th March 2018

British Pie Week certainly gets our residents talking each year, and our cooks do love a competition. Who will win the much-coveted Pie Week Trophy this year? In Redland last week, last year’s winner Paul, cooked a delicious steak and mushroom pie, presented beautifully with delicious spring vegetables. Meanwhile, his sister and culinary-rival, Sara, went […]

Resident in the Spotlight: Beryl Williams

9th March 2018

We’re delighted to introduce you to Beryl Williams, a resident at our fabulous house in #Hanham, and who was happy to volunteer to be our second “Resident in the Spotlight”. Beryl was actually born in Hanham, but lived in Clifton with her husband. When he sadly passed away, she disliked living alone and returned to her […]