January 2020

The first cafe of the new decade gave our visitors a chance to have a change of scenery and meet up with friends after Christmas and the New Year celebrations! The room was soon buzzing with chatter, and there was a thought-provoking display focussing on special occasions and festivities that occur through the year. An optional word-search based on ‘Through the Year’ was ready for everyone on the tables, but there was only a short time to glance at it before we welcomed back our visiting entertainers – the Cornish Dancers and the ‘Singing for Fun’ Group from Newquay’s branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A for short!)
Our entertainers led us through a lively and varied programme of song and dance, interspersed with a few humorous readings. We were soon tapping our feet, singing along and having the opportunity to stretch our legs and take part in the Flora Dance! 
After that we were ready for a well-deserved cup of tea plus a chance to relax and have another look at the word-search and display.
During the break in proceedings we were pleased to welcome Graham and Frankie Harris who run the Modern Sequence Dances at Quintrell Downs and Fraddon. They had come along to present the cafe with a cheque for £130 which they had raised at their Christmas Social. Needless to say, we were delighted by their generosity and kind thoughts towards our Cafe.
As cups and plates were cleared away we joined in with a few more familiar songs led by the U3A singers before bringing an entertaining afternoon to a close with a rousing performance of a Cornish version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Finally, David gave us the answers to our quiz – which had proved quite challenging – and a warm round of applause was given to our singers and dancers before it was ‘closing time’ for the cafe once again.
We look forward to meeting up again on 20th January and 3rd February from 2pm at Crantock Village Hall. New guests are always welcome and should you need more information ring David on 01637 830617, Di on 01637 830544 or visit our website: crantockmemorycafe.org.uk