December 2015

Visitors to December’s Memory Cafe were greeted by a hall decked in red and green bunting and a display of Christmas books. A packed room was soon engaged in an equally full itinerary to welcome the festive season!

After the usual chat and a ‘cuppa’, local artist Elaine had everyone involved in making some Christmas decorations: a festive lantern with flickering candle (worked by battery – Health and Safety please note!), a simple but effective gift tag featuring ‘Rudolph’, and a charming Christmas tree decoration. The results were great and everyone felt very pleased with themselves.

Christmas picture puzzles were then poured over, whilst our wonderful catering team served up Christmas tea with home-made biscuits, decorated buns, mince pies and an iced Christmas cake, not forgetting the crackers, of course!
Meanwhile, Newquay’s talented team of hand-bell ringers ‘Keur Klegh Kernow’ were setting up to entertain us and we were soon singing along to familiar carols. The bells were delightful and really captured the spirit of the season. A few brave souls even took up the offer of ‘having a go’ – it’s not as simple as it looks!

Gifts and cards were distributed to everyone and thanks given to our gifted visitors before we all set off for home with the sound of bells ringing in our ears.

Our next Memory Cafe will be held in Crantock Village Hall on Monday 4th January from 2pm – 4pm. The cafe, which is run by volunteers, is free for all those concerned with memory loss along with their carers. For more information ring Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347.
Crantock Memory Cafe hopes that everyone in Crantock and the local area has a very happy Christmas and we would like to send our best wishes to all for 2016.