Along with the sunshine, a taste of the seaside came to Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home, when residents enjoyed a seafood taster activity.
Although perhaps now an acquired taste, once upon a time there was nothing quite like tearing into a steaming bag of shellfish to warm the cockles of your heart on a chilly day walking along the seaside.
Cockles, whelks and winkles are proper traditional seaside food and residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home were thrilled to spend an afternoon sampling the nostalgic treats.
As synonymous with the Great British Seaside as stripy deck chairs and penny machines on the pier, the seafood snacks brought back an abundance of memories for the residents of the Tudeley Lane care home, as they reminisced together about their holidays by the sea on the Kent coastline during their younger days with their families.
Nicky Pett, General Manager of Barnes Lodge commented: “We are always keen to try different activities with our residents and the seafood taster afternoon went down an absolute treat.
“The residents were thrilled to sample some delicacies that they haven’t had for years and the conversation was thriving as the residents shared memories of paddling in the sea at Margate and looking for crabs at Herne Bay, where many of them would visit each year during their childhood.”