Easter 2023: The Joys of Spring

While the weather remained undecided on throwing off the shackles of winter, everyone
at The Old Rectory had already welcomed the tentative arrival of the new season by
wholeheartedly celebrating Easter.

Communal areas were bedecked in a riot of colour provided by effusive floral displays,
and chocolate eggs were the order of the day (several days, in fact!). There was lots of
fun to be had as staff and residents embarked on a miniature indoor treasure trail; flags
were planted at various locations and the hunt for the hidden ‘treasure’ began, resulting
in more Easter treats for everyone.

We were also fortunate to be visited by around 40 children from the nearby Rainbow’s
End Pre-School, accompanied by family members, who joined us for refreshments and
traditional hot cross buns – how wonderful it was to see the joy in their young faces.

But an undoubted highlight of our Easter events programme was the arrival of new life in
the form of a family of ducklings. From the point of hatching, we followed their daily
progress as they became increasingly more confident.

As spring kick-starts nature’s yearly cycle, so these adorable creatures begin their lives,
and we are all reminded of the beauty and spiritual significance of this special time.
Hopefully, summer will not now be so reticent in making an appearance.