December 2018 Extra

Our final café for the year was on December 17th and with Christmas Day so close, there was, of course, a festive theme!
Our guests arrived to find the tables seasonally decorated, a ‘Sparkle’ magazine to peruse and a Christmas-themed puzzle ready for them to tackle. We were then entertained by our friends ‘Cameo’ from St Columb Minor, who had toes tapping and smiles on faces with their selection of Christmas songs and readings, before a festive feast was served with sandwiches, delicious cakes and meringues, homemade mince pies and, of course, Christmas crackers!

After tea, Richard and Joan introduced family members who were visiting from Australia. First son-in-law Dougie demonstrated his creative skills with balloons before giving everyone the opportunity to make a ‘balloon dog’. This was quite challenging but after a few pops and bangs, a lot of laughter and much support from our tutor most of us succeeded, although there were some very strange creatures to show for our efforts!
Next we met the family’s two delightful granddaughters and their friend who entertained us with a song and dance to music from ‘Mama Mia’. It was lovely to have some young visitors and the talented trio followed up with a beautifully performed song which had us all mesmerised.
To round the afternoon off there was a chance to join in with some favourite carols before it was time to give everyone a small gift and card from the café as they set off for home.
It was a most enjoyable end to an action-packed year for the Memory Café and we look forward to meeting up again for our first café of 2019 on Monday 7th January at Crantock Village Hall from 2pm – 4pm. New guests are always welcome and should you require further information please contact Di on 01637 830544, Joan on 01637 831347 or visit our website at