Newsletter 7 August

August 9, 2019

Important Dates

  • Power of Attorney Talk: Wednesday 14th August 10.45am Canterbury Centre, 2 Rochester Road. See last weeks Newsletter for further details
  • Fish’n’Chip Night: Friday 23rd August @ 6pm
  • Upcoming Monthly Dinner Dates: 28th August, 25th September, 30th October & 27th November
  • Christmas Luncheon: Friday 13th December

Monthly Dinner

28th August 2019

Please reserve your selection(s) at reception and please note bookings close on Monday August 26th @ 5pm

Housekeeping Notices

  • Everyone has been very generous concerning donations of jigsaws to Hester. There is now an extensive selection in reserve for all our Dissectologist* residents. (*someone who enjoys doing jigsaws).
  • Hester will be having some maintenance works done over the week beginning Monday 12th August. Please see the Maintenance Notice: Slate Cleaning for details.

Fish’n’Chip Night

  • Friday 23rd August @ 6pm
  • Our usual relaxed Friday night @ $9.00 a head.
  • Followed by a bed time tale or two …

Gran Torino (2008)

  • Tuesday 13 August, 7.30pm
  • Director Clint Eastwood
  • Stars: Clint Eastwood, bee Vang, Christopher Carley

Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) is a grumpy Korean War veteran
who doesn’t like the multicultural changes to his neighbourhood. He is the proud owner of a 1972 Gran Torino. When Thao, a young Hmong teenager, is pressured by a local gang into stealing the car, Kowalski takes steps to protect the young man and take a stand against the gangs that terrorise his neighbourhood. (With captions)

Add Life To Your Years

Boroondara Council are running an “Add Life To Your Years” program where their ambassadors will be presenting a short presentation, covering how to search for activities on the Over 55’s webpage, along with other health information and services available in Boroondara. An interesting morning with the Council providing catering. Canterbury Centre, 2 Rochester Rd, Thursday 8th of August 11.30am.

Did you know…

The meaning of the phrase “THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND”.

This idiom is nautical in origin, but the specific reference remains somewhat cloudy. Here a “sheet” does not relate to a clothesline nor is it a sail. A sheet is a rope or chain attached to the lower corner of a sail and used to adjust tension.

If the sheets are loosened completely, the sails flap and flutter in the wind and the vessel staggers around like a drunk.

Another explanation suggests that with two or four sheets “to the wind” the ship is in balance; with three, of course, it is not.

It is also believed that sailors would refer to someone who could hardly navigate as being “3 sheets to the wind”.

Regardless of its exact origin, the earliest printed record of
the expression is in Pierce Egan’s “REAL LIFE IN LONDON”(1821). The first specifically nautical example is in Richard Henry Dana’s “TWO YEAR BEFORE THE MAST”(1840).

Winter Menu

Week two of the new Winter Menu starts on Monday 12th of August. Please place any orders by Thursday lunchtime. Bon Appetit!