A holiday to remember!

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28th August 2019

Our guest blogger Shirley is back and this time she has kindly shared her holiday experience from her recent break at Sandpipers! 

You may remember when Shirley shared her top 10 favourite songs earlier this year – well Shirley and her great friend Sharon actually got to perform these songs during her holiday! Check out their performance here!

Now let’s hear from Shirley herself and what she had to say about her recent holiday. 

It’s the first day of my holiday and I woke up this morning very happy. My carers and nurse at Shackleton Medical Centre, Southall, got me ready for my week’s holiday at Revitalise Sandpipers, Southport. Everyone wished me a lovely holiday, and I was whisked away by a very friendly taxi driver to be welcomed by a warm greeting at Sandpipers, whilst tucking into homemade cakes and coffee. Sharon and I met our longstanding holiday friends and we sat together at the dinner table to eat a delicious meal. Tonight is Bingo night – let’s hope that I may be lucky!

I must say, that last night and  this morning the carers and nurses were very kind to me. After lunch, 5 wheelchairs, vollies, Sharon and I went to Southport shops and the weather was lovely. We rode past the beautiful marina and enjoyed refreshments whilst enjoying the sunny weather. We have had lovely food and all managed to fit around one table. I also love sitting outside on the sunny patio with unspoiled views of the beautiful marina, which aids my healing process, of mind, body and soul.

I have been accompanying Sharon’s beautiful singing voice for 47 years. We were brought together for our musical concert by Revitalise & Help Musicians UK. Oliver has the most divine singing voice also. It was a wonderful concert and was the highlight of my week.

My holiday and local friends all came to support us which was very meaningful to me, and we performed to a packed audience. On another occasion, we went to watch the Salvation Army Band play in Southport’s Botanical Gardens. They also played my request ‘Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart’, and was the first hymn which I heard the Salvation Army play.

It was lovely spending time with my friends in a wonderful Marina setting with delicious food and very caring staff. Eugene makes the best Tiramisu!

We had some very Happy Music Making!


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