April 2018

It was really enjoyable to get together again on 9th April, especially as we had to cancel our mid-March café because of the snow – the first time that has happened in four years! However, we made up for this today with arrangements of colourful spring flowers on the tables.
Our friends were greeted by a display based around weddings, including a selection of wedding invitations, photographs, lucky horseshoes and a variety of the little compliments cards which were placed inside cake boxes! There was a board on ‘Famous weddings of the 1950s’ and a ‘Wedding Memories’ word-search, and the reason for this theme became clear when our regular visitors, Colin and Monica, were greeted by a rendition of the Wedding March and were congratulated on their 65th wedding anniversary which was to take place later in the week.
Entertainment for the afternoon was provided by ‘Just Jeff’ who delighted everyone with medleys of familiar songs, interspersed with interesting facts and small quizzes to keep us on our toes.
As tea time  approached Colin told the story of how he met Monica, the ‘last girl in England’ (she was born a mile from Lands End!) and the couple then cut a specially baked two-tiered cake and were presented with a card, flowers and a small gift from all their friends at the café. At this point Jeff took a rest whilst we all tucked into tea and cakes.
There was an opportunity to have a look at the Sparkle magazine that had been distributed, and to have a closer look at the display of books and wedding paraphernalia. Jeff continued to entertain us for the remainder of the afternoon concluding his programme with a solo on the clarinet.
We look forward to meeting up again from 2pm – 4pm on Monday 7th May and Monday 21st May at Crantock Village Hall. New members, who have a degree of memory loss, are always welcome to come along with their carers, and should you require more information please contact Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347.