April 2018 Extra

As guests arrived for our second Memory Café of the month, the usual friendly greetings and chatter soon filled the Village Hall. There was a word-search to puzzle over on the tables as well as this week’s edition of the ‘Sparkle’ magazine, sponsored by The Bowgie Inn, together with a quiz to accompany it.
Our entertainment for the afternoon was provided by ‘Sunny Side Up’ a family of ukulele players comprising father Tim and his son and daughter Harry and Frankie who have recently been featured on local radio and television.
 We were soon enjoying their up-beat selection of music and joining in with percussion accompaniment and voices – we’re good at that! There were some new songs as well as more familiar numbers, and there was a chance for everyone to have a go at playing a couple of chords on a selection of brightly coloured ukuleles, to accompany the final song with some pleasing results. It was great fun and a chance to try something different!

Tea time soon came around with the usual selection of delicious cakes as well as a very welcome ‘cuppa’ before we settled in for a game of bingo which is always popular: today’s version involved identifying and matching an interesting selection of unusual ‘creepy-crawlies’ which ranged from wasps and weevils to beetles and butterflies!
Soon it was time for Richard to give the answers to the ‘Sparkle’ quiz before the lively afternoon came to an end.
We look forward to meeting up again from 2pm – 4pm on Monday 7th May (May Day Holiday) and again on Monday 21st May at Crantock Village Hall. We are always pleased to welcome new members with a degree of memory loss, and should you require more information please contact Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347

April 2018

It was really enjoyable to get together again on 9th April, especially as we had to cancel our mid-March café because of the snow – the first time that has happened in four years! However, we made up for this today with arrangements of colourful spring flowers on the tables.
Our friends were greeted by a display based around weddings, including a selection of wedding invitations, photographs, lucky horseshoes and a variety of the little compliments cards which were placed inside cake boxes! There was a board on ‘Famous weddings of the 1950s’ and a ‘Wedding Memories’ word-search, and the reason for this theme became clear when our regular visitors, Colin and Monica, were greeted by a rendition of the Wedding March and were congratulated on their 65th wedding anniversary which was to take place later in the week.
Entertainment for the afternoon was provided by ‘Just Jeff’ who delighted everyone with medleys of familiar songs, interspersed with interesting facts and small quizzes to keep us on our toes.
As tea time  approached Colin told the story of how he met Monica, the ‘last girl in England’ (she was born a mile from Lands End!) and the couple then cut a specially baked two-tiered cake and were presented with a card, flowers and a small gift from all their friends at the café. At this point Jeff took a rest whilst we all tucked into tea and cakes.
There was an opportunity to have a look at the Sparkle magazine that had been distributed, and to have a closer look at the display of books and wedding paraphernalia. Jeff continued to entertain us for the remainder of the afternoon concluding his programme with a solo on the clarinet.
We look forward to meeting up again from 2pm – 4pm on Monday 7th May and Monday 21st May at Crantock Village Hall. New members, who have a degree of memory loss, are always welcome to come along with their carers, and should you require more information please contact Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347.