Springtime at Birtley
Springtime at Birtley with birdsong at dawn,
and House martins return to where they were born,
Rainbows of colours appear overnight,
as carpets of bulbs create a beautiful sight.
The sun shines bright in a cloudless sky,
on a beautiful April day,
As ewes watch over their frisky lambs,
as they gamble and frolic away.
Morning dew and a shimmering lake,
home to the golden carp,
Ducks nest, and geese gaggle,
waking us all up sharp.
Hay fever season upon us,
pink and white blossom wafts in the breeze,
With the scent of freshly mown grass,
the pollen makes us sneeze.
Bright green weeping willow, and the old Birtley oak,
A pond full of toads and frogs,
you may even hear them croak!
The waterfall creates calm and peace, as steadily it flows,
Liberty cow stands on the lawn, watching who comes and goes.
It's the little things in life...
Birtley House know how to throw a dinner party...
A theraputic afternoon of arts, crafts and colouring...
Coffee, cake and chatter with friends...
Care services here at Birtley date back further than the NHS 70 years...
Fun in the sun for a teddy bears picnic.
Giving stone carving a go at Birtley House
This week (11 – 17 June) is Carers Week – an annual campaign that seeks to raise awareness of those who volunteer their time to care for others on an unpaid basis, highlight some of the challenges they face and recognise the contribution they make to society.