December 2014

As our December cafe fell on the first of the month we conjured up some early Christmas spirit and spent a happy couple of hours looking back, and forward to celebrating the festive season.

Friends arrived to find the room and tables appropriately dressed to get everyone in the mood, and all were soon busy doing Christmas word games and puzzles, or happily chatting about events during the month since we last met. David drew everyone together to listen to a humorous seasonal poem, and we then enjoyed playing traditional games – ‘Kim’s game’ tested everyone’s memories as seasonal objects were removed from a tray one-by-one, and pass the parcel played to a background of Christmas music was enjoyed by all.

Di then amused us all with a ‘Christmas Alphabet’ – it’s amazing how many words we could all think of associated with this time of year!

Meanwhile, our invaluable kitchen team were busy at work boiling the kettles and loading plates with a delicious selection for our Christmas tea – the ‘cherry on the cake’ – almost literally – was a beautiful Christmas cake which went down well with a cup of tea.

We were then pleased to welcome back Barry, and his accordion, who had provided entertainment at our very first cafe meeting last January. This time he gave us the chance to choose and sing a selection of Christmas songs and carols which he interspersed with amusing jokes and stories –we hope he was impressed with our singing – we certainly did our best!

We then had another unexpected visitor, when Santa made an appearance, and with the help of Joan distributed gifts to all our friends – and we were delighted that he didn’t forget our indispensible ladies in the kitchen.

We were so pleased he managed to fit us into his busy schedule -  perhaps it was lucky that the cafe was right at the beginning of December, although there was something about him which did look very familiar ......!

Altogether it was a lovely afternoon- as usual, the relaxed, friendly atmosphere meant that no-one felt left out or unable to take part, and hopefully it left everyone feeling ‘set up’ for the busy month ahead.

Crantock Memory Cafe hopes that everyone in the local area has a very happy Christmas and we would like to send our best wishes to all for 2015. 

Our next gathering will be on Monday 5th January 2015 – our first anniversary!