August 2019 Extra

As ever, a good number of friends joined us for our mid-August cafĂ©.  Everyone settled in for a chat, and there was a chance to have a look at the latest edition of our Bowgie-sponsored ‘Sparkle’ magazine and perhaps tackle the associated quiz or a word-search, which is always popular.
Richard then introduced Michaela Smith, a new face at the Crantock cafe, who had brought along her guitar to entertain us.  She soon struck a chord with our guests and with her clear and tuneful voice, a selection of percussion instruments and some familiar songs we soon found ourselves singing along, tapping rhythms and doing the actions when required.  We also discovered some previously unknown talents amongst our guests – some great whistlers came to the fore, as did those who could do an excellent imitation of a flock of clucking hens!  Some lively renditions of songs from the musicals and spirituals were much enjoyed and Michaela’s beautiful performance of ‘Over the Rainbow’ brought her delightful programme to a close.

As refreshment time approached everyone looked forward to tea and cakes and, as ever, we weren’t disappointed.  We’re always grateful to our supporters in the village who regularly supply us with delicious home-made cakes and biscuits, and to our kitchen helpers who make the tea and coffee and wash the dishes -  always with smiles on their faces!
After tea, things became a bit fishy as it was ‘eyes down’ for a game of ‘Ocean Bingo’.  This was a new version of the ever-popular game and proved a great success – we also learnt a lot about creatures to be found under the sea, as well as accumulating a selection of chocolates won by completing ‘a line’!
Everyone enjoyed a varied and entertaining afternoon and after Richard enlightened us with the answers to the quiz it was then time to bring the afternoon to a close.
Our next meeting takes place on Monday 2nd September from 2pm – 4pm at Crantock Village Hall. New members, with their carers, are always welcome, and should you require further information please contact Di on 01637 830544, Joan on 01637 831347 or visit our website at