October 2018

For our first cafĂ© in October we decided to take as our theme one of everybody’s favourite topics of conversation. Three guesses? Yes, ‘The Weather’!
Following a chance to have a look at a weather-based word-search there was time to explore a display to stimulate thoughts on how weather impacts upon our lives – especially the extremes of snow, drought and floods!
From a different angle there were examples of weather through the eyes of artists and poets, folklore and weather sayings and even an ‘identify the weather presenters on our television screens’ challenge!

Our afternoon entertainment was provided by the ever-popular ‘Oll an Gwella’ an a capella group who, as usual, quickly brought smiles to everyone’s faces! A selection of Cornish songs and sea shanties gave us a chance to join in with clapping, singing and actions and the adapted words to some of the verses caused much laughter!  We were very impressed and appreciative that some members of the group had learnt a new song especially to complement our ‘weather’ theme and their performance ended with a rousing rendering of ‘Lamorna’ which culminated in well-deserved applause and a standing ovation! 

Choir members then joined us for tea and cakes after which we all enjoyed music from another source – a light-hearted quiz which involved listening to instrumental versions of songs about the weather and guessing the titles: ‘Singing in the Rain’, ‘A Foggy Day in London Town’, ‘Bring me Sunshine’ and many more. Of course, when the answers were revealed, we knew them all!
It was a relaxed and entertaining afternoon and after thanks were given to our guests it was time to make our way home – checking what the weather was like outside first, of course!
We will be meeting up again on 15th October at Crantock Village Hall from 2pm – 4pm. New members are always welcome, and should you require further information please contact Di on 01637 830544, Joan on 01637 831347 or visit our website at crantockmemorycafe.org.uk