May 2019 extra

It was a warm and sunny afternoon when our Memory Cafe opened its doors again for our mid-May meeting.  Guests arrived to find tables prepared with a word puzzle and a quiz, which are always popular, as well as the latest edition of ‘Sparkle’ magazine to peruse.  There was plenty of chatter, and sounds from the kitchen told us that the ‘refreshments team’ were already preparing afternoon tea for later!

Before that we had an interesting activity to enjoy.  Richard introduced Yvonne and Geoff who had come along to entertain us with their ‘story-telling’ skills. The friends, who belong to a story-telling club in Liskeard, took turns to engage us with a selection of interesting and amusing tales, some based around Cornish mines and mining whilst others were humorous ‘cautionary tales’ which had everyone laughing!  We were encouraged to become involved in the stories and the concentration was such that you could ‘hear a pin drop’ - most unusual at our cafe!

It was certainly a new experience for the Memory Cafe and a most enjoyable one.  We were delighted that Yvonne and Geoff were able to join us for tea and that they had time to chat with some of our members.

We were soon tucking into the usual delicious selection of sweet and savoury refreshments and as cups and plate were cleared away, Joan and Richard organised a game of ‘musical Bingo’ which is always popular and gives everyone a chance to exercise their vocal chords and show off their musical knowledge! With chocolates distributed as prizes no wonder we were all keen to join in!

As the cafe drew to a close Richard thanked our guests for an interesting and entertaining afternoon and revealed the answers to the quiz before we all set off back out into the sunshine.

We will be meeting again on Monday 3rd June and Monday 17th June at Crantock Village Hall. Anyone, who has a degree of memory loss, is welcome to come along with their carers, and should you require more information please contact Di on 01637 830544, or Joan on 01637 831347.