Antokol’s Christmas and New Year celebrations are legendary! Here's a few words from some of our resident's families describing this year's festivities...
Everything was perfectly prepared by the staff - from the delicious cakes and food, mulled wine and drinks to the beautifully decorated tables and dining room. The residents looked very festive and immaculate in their best party attire and their relatives and friends eagerly joined them. To get us all in the Christmas spirit the wonderful Neill Tully QPM from quitefranklysings.com serenaded us with songs from the golden era by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and others. After a few glasses of delicious mulled wine the staff, guests and residents got up to dance! They especially enjoyed Feliz Navidad which Neill sang again at the end of the afternoon by popular request. It was a fabulous party - everyone had the best time and felt truly in the Christmas mood by the end of the afternoon! Thank you Antokol!
The annual Christmas party marked a very merry start to the festive season. It was a delight to see so many families arrive dressed in Christmas attire to join their relatives at the home for this special occasion. As ever the Antokol management and staff put on a party to remember. Guests were greeted with mulled wine to get everyone into the seasonal spirit, before enjoying the delicious and extensive spread of homemade cakes and pastries provided by the catering team. The party got properly started once the entertainment began. We were treated to a wonderful performance of virtually every Christmas song by the excellent singer. It wasn’t long before a sing-along commenced and soon after, the dancing followed well into the late afternoon. A festive fun time was had by residents, staff and families alike, with plenty of Christmas cheer shared by everyone who attended. A glorious start to the holiday period.
Oh what a joy to be invited to the Antokol Christmas party! This was truly an event to 'warm the cockles of your heart' From fantastic tea, coffee and delicious cakes to wonderful mulled wine, of various strengths for the drivers amongst us. The girls there really made it a great afternoon. The joy to be seen when staff, residents, and families danced to the singer in for the party or sat and sang along, simply wonderful! The team at Antokol are just amazing day in, day out. Thank you all and a Happy New Year.
Connie and The Watsons