I enjoyed the Christmas lunch at the Caberfeidh Hotel yesterday with Alzheimer Scotland friends. It was a happy, seasonal gathering with lovely food and a festive atmosphere.
There was some gorgeous carolling from the DWP singers (assisted heartily by myself and the lady I was sitting with, who is mostly non verbal these days and communicates emotionally… but knows ALL the words to popular carols and the chorus of the less known ones!). My reindeer antlers had jingle bells sewn on to them and these made a handy percussion instrument to ‘jingle bells’ to peals of laughter from my companion.
Santa even made an appearance, assisted by two wonderful elves!
The crackers had some lovely traditional toys in them, prompting reminiscence of yoyos and what makes a good one and how to do tricks etc. The water pistol and spinning top were also fun to play with.
Merry Christmas everyone, and wishing you love, health and happiness for 2018.