August 2016 Extra

Visitors arriving for our second cafe of the month, on a beautifully sunny afternoon, were delighted that we had been invited to pay a visit out to West Pentire. At the kind invitation of David and Brenda Eyles we journeyed down the road to see their lovely garden at ‘Arundell’, which they regularly open for the National Gardens Scheme.
David welcomed everyone and gave a brief introductory talk about the development of the garden over the years and then we were able to take a leisurely stroll around and explore the variety of ‘garden rooms’ and see the vast range of plants, with David on hand to answer queries and explain plantings in his usual affable way. For those unable to walk too far there were plenty of places to sit and admire the view, and it was an extra treat when Brenda and our regular kitchen team provided us all with a delicious afternoon tea, by which time everyone was ready for a rest and a chat!

A vote of thanks was given to David and Brenda for their hospitality and continued support and they were presented with an unusual orchid to add to their plant collection.

We know it’s been said before, but it certainly merits repeating that in Crantock and the surrounding area we are fortunate in having many individuals and groups with a wide range of interests, experiences and knowledge which they are generously happy to share with the Memory Cafe. Visitors to the cafe and our regular helpers really enjoy and appreciate the support we receive and we know that everyone benefits from the stimulation and pleasure that an afternoon at the cafe provides.

As usual, many thanks to all our helpers and volunteer drivers for an interesting afternoon and we look forward to opening our doors again on Monday 5th September and Monday 19th September from 2pm – 4pm at Crantock Village Hall. 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.