Newsletter 8 January

January 8, 2020

Important Dates

January Birthday Celebrations
Please join us for birthday cake for morning tea on Wednesday January 15th to celebrate our residents who have their birthday in January.

Australia Day Holiday
As Australia Day falls on Sunday  26th January, the public holiday will be Monday 27th, please note there will be no staff at Hester Canterbury this day.

Australia Day Barbie.
Our traditional Australia Day BBQ will be held lunchtime on Sunday 26th. The function will be catered for including dessert. More details to come.

Housekeeping Notices

Hester Movie Committee Report
51 movies were shown on Tuesday evenings with an average attendance of 10.
12 matinee movies were shown on Thursday afternoons with an average attendance of 5.
The most popular movie was “Ladies in Black” with an attendance of 21 on the 15th January with a further 5 people seeing the same DVD in the matinee of 6th June.
The month’s programme for the Tuesday evening movies is always available on the notice board opposite the letter boxes.
The Committee welcome suggestions about films we should screen.
– John Muirden

Communal Bin and Chute Cleaning
Please be aware that the bins and chutes on all levels have been scheduled for cleaning on Friday 17th of January from 8am onwards.
As each area is being cleaned it will be inoperable and notification of this will be displayed on the doors of each level as the cleaning is being done.
Please do not use the bins and chutes while cleaning is being carried, particularly as it could become hazardous to those cleaning.
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.


2pm Thursday 16th January 2020

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Stars: Judy Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson.

Comedy – Drama
British retirees travel to take up residence in what they believe
is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless begins to charm in unexpected ways. (With captions)

Did you know…

Some Unusual New Year Traditions from around the World

It is customary to eat 12 grapes- one at each stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Each grape represents good luck for one month of the coming year.

Residents of Denmark greet the New year by throwing old plates and glasses against the doors of family and friends to banish bad spirits. They also stand on chairs and jump off them together at midnight to “leap” into January in the hope of good luck.

An onion is traditionally hung on the front door of homes on New Year as a symbol of rebirth in the New year. On New Year’s Day, parents wake their children by tapping them on the head with the onion!

During Scotland’s New Year celebration of Hogmanay, “first-footing” is practiced across the country. The first person to cross the threshold of a home on new Year’s Eve should be dark haired and carry a piece of coal for luck throughout the upcoming year.

Week Two of the Summer Menu starts on Monday 18th December.
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

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