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We enjoyed our haggis-free Burns Night – shortbread is much nicer

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The theme of the Burns night celebrations at The Willows this year was the Highland Games and with the dining rooms decked out beautifully in blue and white, the day got off to a good start with tossing the caber and a quiz in the Springbank dining room.

Activities Coordinator Chris Parsler said: “We had a wonderful time and there was so much laughter. We created special lightweight cabers out of old plastic bottles so that everyone could join in.

“It was great to see all the residents having so much fun and stretching their mental muscles too with the quiz.”

In the afternoon there was a ceilidh, in the Meadowbrook dining room, with favourite entertainer Gilly, as many of the residents love to have a sing and a dance.

Chris said: “I know a haggis is more traditional but we rounded the day off with a cup of tea and Scottish shortbread, which, if we are honest, we all think tastes nicer than haggis!”

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