Our Imaginations

The tenants and residents blog ... in their own words
My Trip to Glasgow and Our Award Night!

My Trip to Glasgow and Our Award Night!

One of the Acorn Artists went to the Awards Night in Glasgow representing all of the Acorn Artists who created the 'Mural for Manningtree'. She kept a log of her trip and wanted to share her experience...   4th October 2018 6.30 am Headed for Manningtree Station 6.45...

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The Colchester Fire Swim

The Colchester Fire Swim

We went to the Fire Swim on Saturday. There was lots of us there, I can't remember how many exactly. I raised £70 in sponsorship. We chose songs, 500 miles, Spandau Ballet. We had fantastic supporters cheering us on and they had some fantastic dance moves. Thank you...

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Acorn Village Fishing Trip with The Masonic Fishing Charity

Acorn Village Fishing Trip with The Masonic Fishing Charity

I like going fishing. I liked meeting the fisherman, Charlie was nice. The birds were really lovely, it was good when they flew over the lake. The journey was long down there but I saw diggers on a building site and dumpertrucks aswell. We had a barbeque, I had...

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Our Sailing Trip to Woolverstone

Our Sailing Trip to Woolverstone

Some of the residents and tenants went on a sailing trip from Woolverstone Marina.  They had a great time and wanted to share their thoughts and photos with you.     It's interesting, there's no (wind) shield. It was nice out there. I didn't get splashed, I got...

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Our Trip to Colchester Zoo

Our Trip to Colchester Zoo

  We saw animals at the zoo.      Meerkats are my favourite. They were running around and playing. We saw leopards and giraffes. It was raining. We went on the Madagascar Express to look round. We had sandwiches and chips afterwards. We saw monkeys and lions and...

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My views on Lester Piggott and my artwork

My views on Lester Piggott and my artwork

I remember watching Lester Piggott a famous flat jockey on tv when I was a little boy with my Grandad, we loved to see all the big races on a Saturday afternoon. I still remember some of Lester’s winners, Never say Die, The Minstrel, Royal Academy & Nijinsky at...

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My visit to the Antiques Road Show

My visit to the Antiques Road Show

I went to the Antiques Road Show with my Mum, Dad and sister who was valuing a bear. It was at Wrest-Park in Bedfordshire and it will be on t.v in the Autumn this year. We will be looking forward to spotting you on it!! Thank you From...

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Our Media Trip to Felixstowe

Our Media Trip to Felixstowe

We went on a media trip to Felixstowe. We saw lots of container ships also the fire tugs, we went on the foot ferry with K & L (L is a volunteer who has helped at Acorn for many years). We had a lovely time and H was talking to the pigeons and starlings. We had lunch...

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My Trip To Diggerland

My Trip To Diggerland

I think Diggerland was really good. I had a lovely time. I went on the big diggers, and I saw a tank!! It was massive. I think it's wicked, I went on this round ride, first of all it went round and when the bucket was down my stomach couldn't take it and was like...

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Planes & Puppies

Planes & Puppies

    I watched the planes. They were really good.         I liked the Red Arrows. I went with staff, volunteers and my friends. It was the flyover near the river. I loved all the planes, we didn't see the helicopters. I've got the poster up that the volunteer gave me...

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