Despite the plummeting temperatures outside, we’ve kept ourselves warm and snug here at Octagon.

Kitty, our eldest resident, celebrated her 105th birthday this month. We all had a lovely afternoon tea, with buffet, cakes and prosecco. Kitty’s family, including her granddaughters and great grandchildren, spent the afternoon with her and all the residents.

Her family brought in balloons and a beautiful birthday cake, complete with candles. Not 105 though as we don’t think she’d have had the puff to blow them all out!

We all sang happy birthday and she really was in her element. At the end of the party she went to back to her room smiling from ear to ear.