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Christmas Joke from Mel Newlands
Q: What do you call a letter sent up the chimney at Christmas?
A: Blackmail !!
Message from Kaye Harris
I would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and a happy new year. Love. Kaye and kay
Message from Kaye Harris following the Weymouth holiday June 2017:
I would like to say a big thank you for all the helpers and Dot and Marilyn for all the holidays that we have had. We have had good times. Big thank you for my and Kay helper Mel for all she been doing for us on holiday. Love. Kaye
Congratulations to Colin Lambert – his drawing of the Salvation Army Band following their visit in December 2015 was turned into their Christmas Card for 2016!
Update from Mel Newlands:
The Penrose club 1985-2016 I started the Penrose club when I was 18 years old And have been at the club 30,years now it is a very good club I enjoy going to the club and going on the holidays meeting friends at the club Leon has been at the club for 5 years now and he enjoys it very much I am the sort of person that care’s about other’s and help the other members and always take part in music and drama and completion games also stars in your eyes and I enjoy the outings as well By Mel Newlands
Message from Kaye Harris following the Isle of Wight holiday June 2016:
Thank you for a lovely holiday. Me and kay had fun. I would like to say thank you to mel for helping us. And thank you to all the helpers. And thank you to Alax and helen for taking us. Love kaye and kay
Message from Kaye Harris following the night out at the Red Lion, Thursday 2nd June 2016
Thank you for a lovely night on Thursday. Had a lovely night. Love Kaye and kay
Diary account of the Great Yarmouth 2015 holiday from Mel Newlands:
Saturday the 27th June
Leon and Mel got up at 7.00am we had our breakfast, then got our selves ready for my mum to pick us up and took us to the club house to catch the coach to go to great Yarmouth for a week. We we got to the club house at 9.00am the helpers loaded up the coach then we all got on the coach and set off at 9.30am and headed for the motorway and we stopped at Snape malting for lunch, after lunch we set off for the hotel. We got to the hotel at 3.30pm we all got off the coach and went into the lounge to wait to get our room keys then we went up to our room and unpacked had a cup of coffee and then got ready for dinner which was at 6.30pm after dinner we went for a walk along the sea front then we came back for the entertainment which was a disco with Dave, then at 11.00pm we all went to bed
Sunday the 28th June
We all got up at 7.00am and got ready for breakfast which was at 8.30am after breakfast we went upstairs to get ready to go out on the coach to the pleasure wood hills. Leon and Mel ,Lucy, dot went on the timber falls and some went on the mini pirate ship and we went to see a parrot show then to see a sea lion show then it started rain so we went back to the coach and had lunch after we had lunch we headed back to the hotel and some went shopping and some played dart’s some got ready for dinner and the eventing we had our own entertainment and at 11.00pm we all went to bed
Monday the 29th June
We all got up and got ready for breakfast which was at 8.30am then we got ready to go and see the donkey and horse sanctuary we walked a round and looked a the donkey’s and horses some looked in the gift shop then we had lunch we adopted a donkey called Denise after lunch we were going to go to Norwich but because of the traffic we went back to great Yarmouth and looked around the shop’s then went back to the hotel to get ready for dinner which was at 6.30pm and the entertainment then all went to bed at 11.00pm
Tuesday the 30th June
We all got up and got ready for breakfast after breakfast we got ready to go out on the coach to thirgby wildlife centre when we got there we walked around and looked at the animals after we had looked at the animals we had lunch after lunch we went found again some of the helpers had a water fight. then it was time to get the back on the coach and went back to the hotel and got ready for dinner which was at 6.00pm because we were going to the theatre to see summer of laughter after the theatre we went back to the hotel and it was bed time
Wednesday the 1st July
We all got up and got ready for breakfast after breakfast we got ready to go bowling we walked to the bowling because it was the coach drivers day off when we got to the bowling we were put in to teams, the teams were Mel waters team which was Alison Philp , Steven cop, Gareth Edwards, Ronald cayeux , Steven mullet ,Richard Atkins.
Margaret Armstrong’s team were Emma Clark, kaye harris, Graham holbourne, Robert Stanley, Alex the coach driver, mark Kay
Tony’s team were Natasha dunford, Kay smith, John Golding, Adrian Cayley, robin Vince, Gary read
Matt banks team were Lucy collider breed’s, sally Anne price, peter manning, Colin Lambert, Gavin rose, Myra Dugan
John Little’s team were Christine tinkley, Julie shore, Leon pear’s, Steve Yates, Dominic Eustace, ray blower’s
Mike heard team were Mel Newlands, Christine Appleton, David smith, Keith Murray, Stuart Lawrence, Julia brown
We went back to the hotel for lunch after lunch we went in to great Yarmouth and we split up in to groups and went shopping then we went on the pier and dot and I went on the dodgem s Richard and Graham went on the slide and Lucy and Richard went on the dodgem s and Stuart
Then we had a ice cream then we went back to the hotel and got ready for dinner after dinner some went for walk then we had entertainment was jack Clark at 11.00pm
Thursday the 2nd July
We all got up at 7.00am and got ready for breakfast after breakfast we got ready to go to south world pier and went on beach and a had a paddle then we had lunch after we had lunch we went for a walk and it started to rain some of us got wet then we walked back to the coach and went back to the hotel to get ready for dinner which was at 6.30pm we had entertainment then some went for walk at at a 11.00pm we all went to bed
Friday the 3rd July
We all got up at 7.00am got ready for breakfast then we got ready to go on a boat trip we went around the broads and we had lunch on the boat then we went back to the coach and went back to the hotel some went shopping, and some went about a rest and some went swimming after we had been swimming we went up stairs to pack then we got ready for dinner after dinner some went for a walk and then we had entertainment then it was time to go to bed at 3.00pm while we were all in bed we had a thunderstorm it was so loud
Saturday the 4th July
We all got up at 7.00am and got ready for breakfast before breakfast all the case’s had to be out side your bed room door ready to go down stairs coach to go on the coach after breakfast went back up stairs to get our bags then we all got on the coach we life the hotel at 10.00am and on our way home we stopped for lunch at Malden after lunch we got back on the coach and carried on the motorway to the club house we got to the club house at 4.30pm
By Mel and Leon
Mel Newlands would like to share what she enjoys about the Penrose Club:
When I started Penrose when I was 18 years old and I have been there 30years now it is a very good club I enjoy going to the club and going on the holidays and outings now my other half has joined the club he enjoys it as well. You get to meet your friends and socialise with the helpers and chat to them there are lots of thing going on at the club such as competition games music and drama also discos. I am the sort of person that cares about others and help other members
Here is a selection of photos from Mel:
Here’s a recent drawing from member Colin Lambert – “Stars in Their Eyes”