September 2014

Our September gathering took place, as normal, on the first Monday afternoon of the month in Crantock Village Hall. We spent the first hour as usual, with games, puzzles and chatter, accompanied by a cup of tea. We were all delighted when one of our members showed us photos of some of his paintings.  He told us that for many years he had painted and sold his pictures of steam trains, vintage aeroplanes and scenic views, as well as commissioned portraits of people and pets.  The quality of his work was amazing – we had no idea that we had such a talented artist amongst us and look forward to seeing some of his original works of art the next time he joins us.
A new feature, at the request of some of our members, was introduced this month, namely news items that had featured in our local and national papers since we last met. A display of newspaper articles and photographs led to a very lively discussion on items ranging from local bus services and mobile library cuts to the cleaning of Big Ben and the tourist season. Hopefully this will be a regular feature of future cafe meetings.
Just before three o’clock we ‘decamped’ to the Cosy Nook Tearooms in the village where we all enjoyed a delicious cream tea.  It was good to have a change of scenery and to give our friends who are usually busy in the kitchen a chance to come and join us for another hour of lively and happy talk. Altogether another interesting and enjoyable afternoon for all!
Crantock Memory Cafe is an independent, local and non-denominational organization which aims to provide a relaxing and interesting social afternoon for those experiencing some memory loss, with their carers.  We are especially pleased to welcome anyone from Crantock, Cubert, St Newlyn East and the surrounding areas on the first Monday afternoon of every month at Crantock Village Hall from 2pm – 4pm.  Our next session is on Monday 6th October and new members will be most welcome.