Colleagues and Residents at Kettlewell House care home in Surrey, spent most of the morning and late afternoon decorating digestive biscuits for a competition launched by NAPA (an activity provider) and Mcvities Biscuits.
Residents were excited to be in with the chance to win funds towards an afternoon tea and share memories and talk about loved ones. Colleagues had printed examples of designs for inspiration and provided lots of toppings to choose from. Everyone had their own biscuit to decorate and chose from the selection of sprinkles and coloured icing.
Before they even started, Resident Kaye had eaten her biscuit, she just couldn’t resist! Once Kaye had eaten her snack she got to work on her biscuit and decided to create a basketball dedicated to her great nephew who she calls ‘Titch’. She said, “He enjoys playing sports at school.”
Another Resident, Margaret decorated her biscuit with a dandelion because she enjoys being outside looking at the flowers and other plants. She looked at the examples and originally planned to create an animal such as a lion but she said she was never good at art at school so won’t attempt it, she laughed. Saying that however, produced a beautiful dandelion without any assistance. Margaret enjoyed the activity and happily ate it afterwards.
Another Resident, Joan, had assistance after lunch to create her iced biscuit. She chose to reproduce the day she met her husband for the first time under the clock at Waterloo Station in London. They had been pen pals for six months whilst he was at sea in the Navy. Joan had a lovely time sharing her story and appreciated the time to create an iced biscuit of her memory. Joan didn’t want to eat it when she had finished, she kissed the biscuit and said she would never eat her Geoffrey.
Bob, also lives at Kettlewell and enjoys watching and playing football, so he turned his biscuit into a football. Bob also didn’t want to eat it afterwards he said, “It’s too sweet!”
“Everyone really enjoyed creating a master piece on a biscuit, I think we all surprised ourselves,” remarked Home Manager, Kate Patterson.