Richmond Manor Residents Enjoy Spirited Burns Night!

Hot toddies, music and poetry warmed a cold January evening at Richmond Manor as the residents enjoyed a Burns Night celebration.

Everybody gathered in the lounge, where the care team served delicious cocktails of whiskey, honey, lemon and cinnamon from delicate china teapots.

Residents gathered around as Receptionist Joan took out the traditional Scottish LPs that she’d bought to play on Richmond’s new record player.

In the warm glow of the evening, the beautiful verses of Burns’ poems were shared with the attentive audience.

Fun followed with a quiz as residents were asked to identify the meaning of some unusual Scottish sayings and to test their knowledge of the country.

As the event closed to the strains of Auld Lang Syne, Richmond Home Manager Fiona said it was a magical event.

Fiona said: “There was a fantastic atmosphere at our Burns Night party, and it was thanks to some excellent teamwork.

“The new record player is a big hit, and the residents loved hearing the Scottish folk music on vinyl.

“Of course, the hot toddies went down a treat, and the residents said they enjoyed hearing some of Rabbie Burns’ most-loved poems.

“Scotland is a wonderful country with an incredible heritage, so it was great to give residents a flavour of a traditional Burns Night. It went down a storm!”