Monday 5 February 2024

Haggis, Neeps & Tatties at Ilfracombe Care Home

Edenmore Nursing Home, a leading provider of compassionate elderly care in Ilfracombe recently hosted a vibrant and memorable Burns Night celebration for its team members and residents, who are fondly referred to as family members. The event, held on the 25th of January brought the spirit of Scotland to the care home with traditional Scottish cuisine and day of togetherness.

Both family members and team members enthusiastically embraced the traditions of Burns Night, delighting in a thoughtfully selected menu showcasing iconic Scottish cuisine. The centerpiece of the festivities was the presentation of the timeless Haggis, Neeps, and Tatties, bought from local Ilfracombe Butcher Mike Turton, served on a dining table adorned with Scottish decorations, accompanied by music and poetry.

The objective of the day was to inspire positive sentiments and emotions while also commemorating the national day for individuals with Scottish ancestry.

Edenmore’s approach to life recognises the values, beliefs and identity of each person. Each person that may need support is unique and by understanding one’s life history, one’s journey in life, by striving to be a true continuation of home, the team at Edenmore create a place where everyone feels safe and never alone

Haggis, Neeps & Tatties at Ilfracombe Care Home
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Friday 2 February 2024

Shining Light. North Devon Winter skies.

Despite named storms, high winds and torrential rain, the light shone through the window this Winter. Those dismal skies were interspersed with some colour full evening and morning light. Starting with the Cold Moon, aka the Long Night Moon, the first full moon after the Winter Solstice and ending with the Wolf Moon. 

Love nature - always expect the unexpected. Photo clips by Pat Adams North Devon Focus. Relax, reboot, reconnect while you watch this quick snapshot of the January skies.


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Friday 26 January 2024

Join the world's largest garden wildlife survey.

The new year has quite literally stormed in with lashing rain and winds. Storm Isha and Jocelyn caused havoc  within 2 weeks of each other in January. There have been ten named storms since last September so nature needs a helping hand. Anyone whose seen my posts across the web and social media will know I'm an avid birdwatcher out and about North Devon and Exmoor but also love taking photos of the coming and goings in my garden.


I can now list the Goldfinches as regular visitors on the feeder along with Sparrows, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Blue Tits, Doves, Dunnock, Great Tits, Blackbirds, Robin, Wood Pigeons and a very camera-shy Wren. At this time of year we also have daily ravenous marauders, the Starlings. Depen ding on the time of year we also have fleeting visits from a Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Jay, a male Bull Finch and a pair of Siskins. Its great to know that my messy garden is home to them during the nesting season. You can see a variety of photos of fledglings on my flickr. 


 regularly submit my results the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch each year which this year is from 26-28th January so here is an opportunity to help the RSPB understand how the birds are doing.


"Big Garden Birdwatch is fun, free and for everyone. And you don’t need a garden to take part! Counting birds from your balcony, or your local park...You can sign up for your free guide and let's look out for birds together on 26-28 January." Find out more at (rspb.org.uk)

Birdwatching through my window. Photo ©️Pat Adams North Devon Focus

Birdwatching through my window. Photo ©️Pat Adams North Devon Focus

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