January 2018

January 8th saw the first Memory Café of 2018 and as usual a merry band of friends, old and new gathered at Crantock Village Hall for a pleasant entertaining and social afternoon. 
There was plenty of news to share about Christmas and New Year celebrations and a tricky word search based around the names of all our regular friends and helpers to get brains into gear!
Once everyone had settled in we welcomed back some of our friends from ‘Dogtastic Dog Obedience Team’ with, of course, their canine partners, who entertained us with a display of dog obedience and agility. This year’s theme was ‘pantomimes’, and dogs and their owners were suitably dressed to represent Cinderella and Prince Charming, Snow White’s wicked stepmother, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell and Red Riding Hood with her granny – they all looked fantastic, and impressed us with their routines so much that they had to give us an encore!

The display was particularly enjoyed by those of us who have had pets of our own, and there was time to pat the dogs and have a chat with their owners afterwards.
Teatime was soon upon us and as usual a delicious selection of home-made cakes was placed around the tables and we all tucked in – so much for New Year’s Resolutions.
As the teacups were cleared away, boxes of mixed memorabilia were distributed around the tables. Everyone was encouraged to delve in and see what treasures they could find, and as the boxes contained a wide range of familiar items from past decades, there was something different to amuse or interest each one of us, stirring memories of childhood, work, holidays, family members and much more!

The afternoon flew by, and there was a chance to stretch our legs and peep in other boxes before it was time to close up the café once more, and we look forward to meeting up again on January 22nd at Crantock Village Hall from 2pm.