Please ask if you feel like doing something on this list – just buzz and we’ll see if we can arrange it. Don’t wait for someone to offer as we don’t want to tempt people to do too much. It might be worth saying how long you expect to spend doing something, simply because there’s a big difference between 5 minutes and an hour. Please say as soon as you need a rest. Most of the activities can be in your room or in the barn (if it won’t disturb others).
|Sunday will be a quiet day . If you are up to chatting you can go in the barn or ask if someone could come to your room.||Sunday|
|Flute In the barn. Emma will play fairly short pieces, with gaps in between for a brief rest and so that people can leave easily when they’ve had enough.||Monday 11.15am|
|Flute (in your room if neighbours are well enough – we’re not sure how much the sound will carry)||Sunday or Monday|
|Visit from a dog||Monday 2 – 3pm|
|Visit from a bat||Tuesday 11am|
|Shared silence||Tuesday 7.30pm *|
|Holy Communion(in your room)||Tuesday afternoon Thursday afternoon Friday morning|
|Guided relaxation||Wednesday 10am *|
|Visit from an African Grey parrot||Wednesday 4pm|
|Local Media **||Thursday from 10 am|
|Papier Mache - either using your own arms some/all of the time; watching/instructing; or asking Lyn to make something for you if you’re too ill to watch.||Thursday afternoon|
|We may have some photos to look at on Friday. You can order prints (50p each) Alternatively, we can choose a selection of the best for you to buy (write/ring before the end of May and say how many photos you’d like).||Friday|
|Holy Communion (in the barn with others)||Friday 11.15am|
|Shared silence||Friday 4.30pm *|
|Hand massage (not professional)||
Tuesday after 8pm
Saturday 12th May
* Helen is around on Friday and Saturday 12th, and also on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. If she’s free, she can also do shared silence or guided relaxation with you in your room then.
** (If any journalists come). We will ask those of you who said you might speak to a journalist , whether you’re well enough and how long you can manage.
|Assisted shower / bath / wash||Any time (as long as someone is free of course)|
|Lava lamp (silent thing to watch)||Any time – takes about an hour to heat up|
|Helping Zoë B with her art project – Having your caricature drawn||Any time|
|Star Gazing||After dark! Cloud permitting|
|Going in the pool||Ask to arrange a time|
|Outing to river ***||Ask to arrange a time|
|Leaflets||Any time (see Equipment sheet for list)|
|Massage||Flexible – arrange with Gill. She will be around often but not all the time|
|Reflexology/foot massage||Flexible – arrange with Gill. She will be around often but not all the time|
|Temporary Tattoos (not suitable for sensitive skin)||Any time|
|Trying out equipment e.g. powered or reclining wheelchair (for complete list see separate sheet)||Any time|
*** Option 1- 1 1/2 miles (10 minutes) in a car then a short walk/wheelchair ride to a small river where you can feed ducks. You can see the Thames from here from a distance, or for a better view follow the path by the poplars for about 400 yards. To get next to the big river would involve going across waterlogged grass.
Option 2 – closer but may not be wheelchair accessible as the grass is waterlogged. Two minutes in a car then walk 100 yards across grass; then a path (with option of wheelchair) next to river Thames.
Zoë and Pat Williams