Every year Ryman's are a major sponsor of The New Zealand Royal Ballet and this year we are helping them celebrate Romeo & Juliet.
ÂÂ Across our village we have all been kept very busy making wall art, love hearts, masquerade masks and the beautiful Juliet mannequin & the ever so dashing Romeo.
As Juliet leans over the balcony with words of 'O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo?' our handsome Romeo stands looking back up towards Juliet with arm outstretched , with an offering of red peonies, an expression of his love for her.
In a recent event, we celebrated Romeo & Juliet with a masquerade high tea & fancy dress up.
We had baked Red Velvet Cakes the day before which were quite a treat for all.
The residents enjoyed the quizzes and crosswords and a Trio of musicians on guitar, flute, recorder and the violin with beautiful 1500 Century music based around the Romeo & Juliet era.