July 2016

Our cafe usually begins with some word-based puzzles which link in with something topical or the theme for the afternoon. This month our guests were greeted by word searches based on the actual day of the ‘Fourth of July’ with the focus on the American celebrations and another on ‘Musical Instruments’.
Di welcomed a packed room full of visitors and introduced Malcolm and Angela - a husband and wife singing duo from Newquay who entertained everyone with a medley of popular songs with solos by Angela accompanied by Malcolm on the harmonica. In between songs Malcolm entertained us with a series of amusing anecdotes and jokes. The performance was greatly enjoyed by all who were able to join in with many of the better known songs.

After the usual refreshments of tea and delicious homemade cakes with time for a chat with friends, Di presented a quiz based on naming musical instruments beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Whilst many were fairly easy (accordion, bassoon, cello etc.) some were extremely challenging .... did you know for q there is an instrument called a qanun (an Arabian zither)?  Everyone did very well with much creative thinking and a good time was had by all, judging from the laughter! 

We are now looking forward to our next meetings which will be held on Monday 18th July, Monday 1st August and Monday 15th August. New members are always welcome and we are open to anyone concerned about memory loss, with their carers.  For more information ring Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347.