Friday, 26 March 2010

The Pavilions

Yesterday was one of those days to treasure ,It was the official opening of the Pavilions ,Axiom's latest Extra care home for the elderly ,and everyone who attended had such a wonderful day from the residents who live here ,to all the people who made this happen ,and of course all the disinguished guests ...the Pavilions is on the site of the sports field where the staff from Baker Perkins a company in Peterborough would enjoy many leisure and sport facilities ,and yes ,there were Pavilions on the site ,incidently My Late husband Mick served a six year apprenticeship with and went on to work at Baker Perkins for many years .But back to yesterday as a member of the board ,as a tenant Board member I was among the priveleged to receive an invitation ,which was indeed a great honour .
If you care to double click you will be able the read the story from our local paper .

Here some of the guests are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Lord Lieutenant of Cambidgeshire, Hugh Duberly CBE .In each County in the British Isles ,Her Majesty The Queen has a Lord Lieutenant to represent her ,and to defend her .though today The Lord Lieutenant was'nt wearing the ceremonial sword ,(Health and safety issues !!!)
Extreme left our Chief exec Alan the lady with her back to us in the cream jacket is Irene Walsh the right worshipful Mayor of the city of Peterborough ,Then we have the MP for Peterborough ,talking to John Haste the chairman of the board at Axiom next is Gillian Beasley who is the cheif executive of the Peterborough city council ,next to her ,with her back to us is Angela who is PA to Alan our Chief exceutive ,then two of the supported housing line managers.

Here is Stuart our operations director ,with Louise who is head of the finance department ,the lady who controlls the purse strings

See Alan , waiting to accompany The Lord Lieutenant into The Pavilions

Board members lined up waiting to be presented To the Lord Lieutenant by Our board chairman John Haste

See anyone you know ?

Alan made a speach, then the Lady Mayor ,and then John .

Sir Hugh had time for everyone chatting away to each in turn ,here he is talking to a married couple who are residents at the Pavilions .June the scheme manager can be seen in the picture introducing her residents to the Lord Lieutenant .

I like this picture of Mavis ,with him ,Mavis is on our News letter team ,so this picture will be very handy for the next edition ,never miss a photo opportunity !

Even the Community Bobby's got involved,I asked this resident if they were arresting him ,he chuckled and asked me to bail him out .

And I couldn't let the day go by without a picture of Eileen and I, who, I have known since she was in sheltered care and is now of course in the Pavilions ,which she says she loves .

Here is The Lord Lieutenant unveiling the plaque

The Lord Lieutenant ,and the Lady Mayor helping June the very worthy manager of the Pavilions ,to cut the cake .

I am sure you would like to join me in wishing 'The Pavlions' and everyone involved ,every success in this wonderful venture


Marie said...

Looks a great day Jan!! I can tell just how dedicated you are to your position on the board. If only more people cared about the elderly and infirm the way you do. What a better experience life in a care home would be for so many people!

Joan said...

It is so nice to see your pictures today and of the lovely place that has been build for the elderly, in this day and age I am feeling very guilty about being old and all the money I am costing the state they never forget to cast it us to us. You are looking great just now hope you are well, Love Joan

Jeanie said...

Woohooo Jan! Mixing with the creme de la creme. lol
What a marvellous account!
You look great on your photos. Very smart indeed and looking so proud too.
It's nice to see a bit of positive information on care homes.
This is how they all should be run.
Well done and congratulations to everybody! Especially you my friend.

Much love
Jeanie xxxx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What lovely pictures and such a wonderful thing to have for the elderly. I do wish them much success.

Odds Bodkins. said...

Hi Jan, looks like a good day for all concerned. You hear so many bad reports about care homes it's nice to see something so positive. Well done to you all.

B. x

Sybil said...

As others have remarked it is great to see a residence that appears to be so well run with caring staff...we hear so much these days about uncaring staff etc. Indeed so many really good sheltered housing schemes are being down graded around here so that the in house staff are no longer around and may live many miles away...It is so sad.
You look great in the photo's what a wonderful day you all had. I am so happy for everyone
Love Sybil x

Ally Lifewithally said...

Jan what a wonderful day you all had ~ the pictures are great they tell us the story of the good time you all had ~ a lovely read ~ Ally x

Jean said...

Hi Jan ,lovely entry with great pictures ,everyone looks happy .You look great in your outfit .Wishing every success in the new home ,"The Palvilions".The Lord Lieutenant looks a caring gentleman .
Love and hugs

mortonlake said...

great entry jan.lovely pics.did see about this in a paper,not sure which,mustve been edp? hadnt realised it was this though. take care,love mort xx

Anonymous said...

wow ! You do look lovely muvver and so proper lol. Glad you had a good day. love you to the moon and back again.

LYN said...


Angie said...

We need more places like this, and more people like you to be involved in their running. Lovely post Jan.

Jeannette said...

What a lovely time you must have had Jan! I hope your photos will be on show in the home to remind the residents of the opening. We've had a big block built here in Brighton where you can either buy or rent the retirement homes. May all the residents enjoy their new life in Pavilions! Jeannette xx

Zoe said...

Hey hun,Im here,i cant get the hang of the blogger thingy,anyway thanx for visiting mine,you loverly cuddly wuddly xxxx tc xxx

lunarossa said...

What a great residence with caring people! So nice that you got involved in this lovely celebration. Have a nice Easter. Ciao. A.

Sarah said...

Hi Jan
You are a little late in joining the Little Wallet round trip..... I drew it yesterday! But you can keep an eye out for the pattern on Janets blog (linked on my blog).
x Sarah
PS: Did you know you are a no-reply blogger.... that means when you leave a comment on someones blog they cant email you back


Wonderful pictures. The Lord Lieutenant looked quite handsome. What a terrific place the Pavilions is for the elderly. The residents looked quite content. It is nice you are so involved. Congratulations on being invited to this special event.

lunarossa said...

Hi Jan, Congratulations! You're the winner of my book giveaway. Please visit my blog and choose one of Kate Atkinson's books in the photo and let me know your postal address. You'll find my e-mail on my profile. Have a lovely Easter. Ciao. Antonella

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

What an achievement - thanks for visiting my blog and introducing me to yours. Happy Easter

Lainey Laine said...

Lovely pictures Jan and what a lovely day! Thanks for sharing! Im sorry I havent been a very good fellow blogger lately. I really must get back into the spirit again. Such a shame really as I enjoyed it so much. Ive just visited Antonella and she has inspired me to get back to blogging again! Well done you for winning one of her books! Love Laine xxxx

Lainey Laine said...

P.S. Ive just looked on your bookshelf and Milly Molly Mandy was a favourite of mine when I was a child. xxx

Stuart said...

Great photos Jan and sounds like a really superb facility

imac said...

Hi, Congrats on the opening and the great work, also like your Arty Photos too.
Thanks for joining my blog, hope you enjoy.

Maggey and Jim said...

I am new to your blog, over from Sarah's Prim. What a wonderful work and so rewarding.. Really upper crust..I am trying my hand at machine quilting too but nothing like Sarah..I am also the same age as you and wonder if I will ever get the gist of it?? Have a blessed day...

Sarah said...

Hey Jan
I am unable to email you back (you are set as no-reply blogger). the book was not too expensive really, was AU$39. I would say the book depository would have it as a good deal!
x Sarah

Maggey and Jim said...

Hello Jan,
I noticed in a comment you made that your friend lives in Brighton, well, I live in Brighton,Illinois.The lady that taught me to quilt also has a friend in Brighton,UK and they have been friends for years but not sure on her name..Have a good day.

Sarah said...

Hi Jan.... I am unable to email you back from your comment.
The tape meausre is a ticking one, by French General. Not sure where you can get one in the UK
x Sarah

Cardygirl said...

Hi Jan...thanks for your would be nice to see you drop in for craft night too. Did you know you are no reply???

Chookyblue...... said...

go back to my blog and there is help section on the sidebar to change you from "no reply"

Anonymous said...

Hey Jan!

I traipsed over here from Sheila's blog (Ephemera) after seeing your comment and the age you indicated.

Just want to say:

Hot darn!!!! You are wearing the "60's" more than well. You look absolutely fabulous! And your love of style and life comes through your commentary.

I look forward to visiting here again.

Take care,

Sheila said...

That's so cool - and you look fabulous with that funky necklace on, Jan.

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog - I really appreciate it!