November 2016 Extra

With the festive season fast approaching, a packed room of visitors to our mid-November cafe were given a head start with a chance to have a go at making some decorations and Christmas cards!
Our visiting ‘experts’ Sue and Margaret from Camelford used a display board to demonstrate how simple it can be, using paper, glue (plus a few sparkly bits!) to conjure up some very effective results.  They then provided everyone with materials to ‘have a go’ and whilst it wasn't perhaps quite as easy as they made it look, with the aid of our willing team of helpers, everyone got stuck in (literally in some cases!) and made some very pleasing items to take away with them.  There were extra packs of materials for those who wanted to perfect their skills at home, whilst for those who felt that creativity wasn't for them there were a range of festive puzzles to do, books to look at and time for a chat.

Tea and cake were very welcome, as were our second group of guests, ‘Cameo’ the musical ladies from St. Columb Minor who entertained us for the remainder of the afternoon with their repertoire of seasonal songs, verses and dance routines. Whilst everyone enjoyed joining in with the ‘old favourites’ it was good to be introduced to some less familiar seasonal numbers, and we all enjoyed the dulcet tones of the ‘fairy’ on the Christmas tree!

Thanks were given to all our guests at what had been a very busy but enjoyable afternoon and we look forward to meeting again in two weeks time on Monday 5th December and again on Monday 19th December at Crantock Village Hall from 2pm – 4pm. New members are always welcome to our Memory Cafe and we are open to anyone concerned about memory loss, with their carers. Should you need further information ring Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347.