May 2018 Extra

At our second Maytime Memory CafĂ© our visitors arrived in good spirits and were soon chattering about personal experiences since they last met, as well as the very recent national events – the royal wedding and the cup final!
On the tables were copies of the new ‘Sparkle’ magazine with puzzles and articles of interest to peruse, as well as a word-search with an Australian theme.
With everyone settled and relaxed, Joan and Richard introduced their illustrated talk entitled ‘Australia, the Promised Land?’  The scene was set by a table-top display which included Aborigine-inspired fabrics, books and maps, an ingenious folding hat to be worn in the ‘outback’ (sadly without corks!) and, of course, the inevitable boomerang.

Richard told us of a recent journey which he and Joan had made to visit close family who have emigrated to Australia, and his interesting talk gave everyone an insight into the geography and infrastructure of the country. We learnt of the similarities to and differences from living in Britain – a fascinating and often amusing perspective of life on the other side of the world which everyone very much enjoyed!
As tea-time approached a representative from ‘Wiltshire Farm Foods’ spoke about the services which the company can provide and our refreshments were augmented by samples from their current range.
The afternoon concluded with a game of ‘bird bingo’ before reminder slips for our next meetings on Monday 4th June and Monday 18th June were distributed and it was time to say goodbye and close our doors once again.

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 David on 01637 830617.