October 2015

The Memory Cafe opened again on October 5th with a theme of ‘Harvest’ stirring up memories of harvest festivals, autumn walks, fruit picking, wine making, bottling and pickling fruit and vegetables, and making jams and chutneys – how different it was before we had freezers!
Memories were stimulated by autumnal displays of nuts and berries creating ‘nature’s harvest’ on each table, and if you looked hard there was a harvest mouse, too! 

We had a range of picture boards based on seasonal activities from blackberry picking to pickling onions, which certainly got us all talking! We also had our usual selection of puzzles.

To complete the first part of the afternoon we all enjoyed listening to John Betjeman’s poem ‘Diary of a Church Mouse’ with particular reference to the delights of ‘Autumn’s Harvest Festival’.

With our appetites suitably stimulated, we moved ‘next door’ to “Highfields” where a delicious cream tea and a friendly welcome awaited – a treat for us all, but perhaps particularly for our usually busy catering team who were able to join us instead of waiting on us for once!

Our next two meetings will be held in Crantock Village Hall from 2pm–4pm on Monday 19th October and Monday 2nd November and new members will be most welcome. For more information please ring our friendly volunteers Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347.