Gone Fishin’

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Tom McKenzie who lives at Lomond View care home in Falkland enjoyed fishing as a hobby in his younger days and submitted a request to our Wishing Well to spend a day on the River Tay. The Willowgate Trout & Salmon Fishery near Perth very kindly allowed Tom to fish free of charge and a member of their team was on hand to help and give tips throughout the day.

Tom was accompanied by Kingdom Homes minibus driver and escort, Tom Slowey and Morag McGeehan.

 

Tom proved he hasn’t lost any of his skills, catching a lovely trout which was returned to the river to swim away safely.Tom thoroughly enjoyed his day out and on his behalf we would like to thank The Willowgate Trout & Salmon Fishery folks for their help in making this wish come true in such a lovely spot of countryside.

Clem’s Super Fast Wishing Well Experience

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Clement Visser, who lives at Fernlea House in Cardenden, has always had a huge interest in cars and they don’t come much more special than a Ferrari! With the help of Knockhill Race Circuit we were able to deliver Clem’s wish to experience a trip in the famous race car.

On a very cold morning, with snow threatening we set off from Fernlea House in Kingdom Homes minibus. Luckily although still cold the snow stayed away as we arrived at Knockhill and after checking in we found we had time to relax with coffee and biscuits before Knockhill driver Richard arrived to escort us down to the pit lane. Clem was able to chose between a drive in the Ferrari or an Aston Martin (what a dilemma!) but decided to stick with the Ferrari.

Being a tall gentleman it was a tight squeeze but once in the passenger seat he was safely belted in.

When the track lights changed to green they were off for 3 laps round the racetrack, reaching speeds of up to 100mph down the straight!

The smile on Clem’s face as they returned to the pit lane showed just how much he had enjoyed this thrilling drive and he had a good look at the engine while Richard explained the technicalities of the car.

We had lunch in the restaurant at Knockhill before boarding the minibus and driving back to Cardenden at a slightly more sedate pace than the Ferrari had set!

Therapy Ponies Visit Methven House

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Therapy Ponies Scotland paid their first visit to Methven House in Kirkcaldy this week. Unbelievably it’s nearly two years since their first visit to Camilla House Nursing Home in Auchtertool. John and Elaine who provide this wonderful therapy service have visited most of our care homes with the miniature Shetland ponies but this was their first visit to Kingdom Homes “Lang Toun” care home.

Flicker and Applejack, looking splendid in their thick winter coats which had been carefully groomed until they gleamed, trotted in to say “hello”. First stop was the ground floor where residents were amazed at how calm and well behaved the wee ponies were.

 

After a ride in the lift Flicker and Applejack made more friends with residents on the middle and top floors and even went into some residents bedrooms to say hello.

 

From A Windmill to a Willow

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Windmill House Nursing Home in Anstruther, which joined the Kingdom Homes group of care homes in March 2016, has been renamed Willow House. Ownership has been officially transferred to Kingdom Homes Ltd from Eastneuk Healthcare and the registration completed with the Care Inspectorate. A new name was chosen to mark these changes.

There will be no changes for staff or residents at this time and Kingdom Homes Ltd will continue to invest in the service as they have been doing since March last year. In the photograph above is Willow House Manager, Liam Duncan.

We Have Moved (But Not Too Far!)

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Kingdom Homes Ltd is the proud owner of a new Head Office building located close to our previous offices in Kirkcaldy’s Mitchelston Industrial Estate. These offices have allowed our ever expanding accounts and administration function to “breath out” as we were finding Albion House a tight fit.

 The board room

We now have more individual offices, including a board room, meeting rooms and larger staff room. The new building also provides excellent training facilities for Kingdom Training to deliver training courses for our staff.

 The reception is a bright, welcoming area for visitors and staff

 Our new address is Unit 5, Mitchelston Drive, Mitchelston Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3NF