Over the last year, we’ve made some very good friends at Beamish Museum. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of their staff continually making our residents feel welcome. Residents have enjoyed everything from tea dances, to taking a lesson in the schoolroom. One of the most recent highlights, involved residents visiting Orchard Cottage, near Home Farm. With everyone sat around a large table, there was a feast of drinks and toast heated on the real fire, with lashings of delicious homemade jam. Taking a look through a memory box was also a highlight for our residents. It really was an authentic look back in time. Our time there is always filled with laughter, singing and story sharing. And long may that continue.