July 2014

Our July get-together was, as they say ‘a game of two halves’! When members had settled in and had a refreshing cup of tea, we talked of gardening and last month’s visit to David and Brenda Eyles’ wonderful garden at West Pentire. Members recollected gardens of their childhood, compared favourite flowers and their associated memories, and discussed  methods of vegetable gardening and their current gardens. All this was accompanied by a quiz about flowers in songs, which inevitably led to a bit of singing!
Whilst tea was being prepared by our indispensible volunteers in the kitchen, members were able to stretch their legs and have ten minutes of gentle (sitting down!) exercise. You could easily pick out members who had hand-jiving experience!
Following refreshments we moved on to a ‘Summer Holiday’ theme and with the aid of photographs, posters, holiday brochures and postcards, not to mention the sandcastle table decorations, we spent a pleasant hour talking of journeys, picnics, holiday clothes and much more – the memories came flooding back. Once again, music played a part and we all enjoyed singing along with Cliff Richard, Morecambe and Wise and Max Bygraves – can you guess which songs we sang?

Our Memory Cafe meets on the first Monday of each month from 2pm – 4pm in Crantock Village Hall. We aim to provide a friendly, relaxed social afternoon for those suffering from memory loss, and their carers. We welcome members from Crantock, Cubert, Newlyn East and all surrounding areas. The cafe is free, although donations are welcomed towards our expenses.