December 2019

Although there were still three weeks to go before Christmas, visitors to the Memory Cafe were delighted to be greeted by a Christmas tree and a room beautifully decorated by the Village Hall Committee! We were pleased to welcome some new friends as well as familiar faces and after time to settle in with a friendly chat or a look at a ‘December Days!’ word puzzle, David introduced our friend Margaret from Camelford. This talented lady visits us a couple of times a year to give everyone a chance to have a go at practical or craft-based activities.
This time Margaret showed us how to make unusual angel decorations using old paperback books – after showing everyone examples of what we were going to make and giving a demonstration, she soon had us folding and gluing.  Quite a few of us were ‘all fingers and thumbs’ to start with, but after a bit of practice and the help of volunteers we soon got the knack, and the results were quite impressive.

During our break for tea, after admiring our handiwork, there was time to look at a display of even more intricate works made of paper and card in the form of some wonderful three-dimensional books and cards. These fascinating creations caused a lot of interest and amusement, and brought back memories of the magic of pop-up books when we were young!
 As cups and saucers were cleared away we greeted our friends ‘Cameo’ from St Columb Minor who, dressed in seasonal attire, entertained us with Christmas songs old and new and a range of Christmas verses taking us from what to do with the left-over turkey to the true meaning of the Christmas story!
 David thanked our visitors for an action-packed time and after an enjoyable afternoon everyone gathered up their Christmas angels before setting off for home. We look forward to meeting up again for our final Cafe of 2019 on December 16th at Crantock Village Hall from 2pm.