After months of cold, damp weather – summer has finally arrived in Gloucestershire! To say we are all thrilled, is an understatement. The warmer weather, alongside the restrictions easing has meant lots of us have been able to get out and about a lot more. We have visited new places, developed our living skills and enjoyed catching up with our friends.
Trip to Weston
We took a day trip to Weston and spent the day exploring. Walks along the beach, paddling in the sea, mooching in shops, riding the Ferris wheel and enjoying an icecream!
The pubs are open
After a long wait, we are able to go back to the pub! Lunch and a cocktail is such a treat, we really had a lovely time.
Outside of our normal Garden Project activities we also visited one of the charity’s supported living houses, to help get on top of their garden: which suddenly sprung into life during the warmer weather.
Our Social Enterprise and their new Courtyard area
Since reopening our Social Enterprise (The Portland Guest House) we have been really busy! Lots of guests have visited us, and left fantastic feedback on social media, booking.com and trip advisor etc!
But the sun has also meant we have had time to sort out our courtyard. The Guest House now has outdoor seating available, pots of flowers and a mini herb garden.
BBQs at the Garden Project
The summer also means we are back BBQing at the Garden Project. We have had a few evenings sat together, trying new foods on the BBQ.
Picnic in the park
From Phoenix, we are only a short walk away form one of our favourite places – Pittville Park. So we decided as the weather was picking up, we would all visit the park for a picnic, quiz and ice cream. We can’t wait to do it again with more of our friends who are coming back to Phoenix in coming weeks.
We have lots of exciting things happening over the next few months, and hope this warm weather continues so we can all enjoy being outside!