December 2017 extra

There was a festive spirit in the air for our final Memory CafĂ© of 2017. Seasonal music greeted our visitors and they quickly settled down to have a go at a Christmas wordsearch, or to have a look through the latest edition of the Bowgie-sponsored ‘Sparkle’ magazine.

Our special guest for the afternoon was Jonathan Hayter, an artist and teacher, who spread out on the tables a very long roll of paper. He then encouraged us to discover our inner-creative talents with the aid of a range of chalks, pastels and paints in bright colours!

Soon a variety of styles, colours, pictures and patterns emerged, stretching almost from one end of the room to the other as we surprised not only Jonathan but ourselves as well with our work!

Tea-time soon approached and everyone moved to our festively-dressed tables, complete with Christmas crackers, to enjoy some tasty refreshments. There was time for a chat and an exchange of corny cracker jokes and a welcome cup of tea!

To end the afternoon there was a Crantock version of ‘pass the parcel’ which involved passing and unwrapping two big snowballs to the accompaniment of some Christmas music which gave everyone a chance to sing along and have a laugh. Gifts were distributed to all our visitors who duly thanked all our organisers and helpers for their efforts throughout the year.

We look forward to meeting up again on 8th January and, as always, we welcome anyone with memory loss, together with their carers, to join us for a relaxed and enjoyable afternoon at Crantock Village Hall.