Thursday mornings at Woodland View are always popular; Clare Leach conducts her weekly interactive gun and music sessions. Handing out song sheets for everyone, residents sing along to old classics and more recent popular tunes.
The fun really starts when certain tunes, acting as triggers, are played. 'I'm forever Blowing Bubbles' is the point in the proceedings where Activities Coordinator, Kevin Riley, regardless of what he is doing or where he is located, springs into action. Within moments Kevin appears, armed with a fully loaded bubble machine. He works his way through the audience, showering them with bubbles, much to the delight of most. However, the ladies who get their hair done before the music session are normally scrambling for newspapers to hold over their heads to protect themselves. Hilarity is normally the result.
Things have progressed in the session to now include a huge orange balloon, which takes quite a significant effort to inflate each week. Having just recovered from a storm of bubbles, residents are now engaged in batting away this inflated monster, which invariably keeps coming back to them again – and they love it!