Caribbean Calypso in Brixham

Brixham Does Care Zooms off for a Caribbean Calypso Singalong

BRIXHAM DOES CARE headed off to warmer climes on their Caribbean Calypso  Zoom Singalong online.   Hosts Martyn & Josephine Paddon welcomed some newcomers to the regular group of attendees, comprising friends, carers, family members and local care home residents.  Having checked out the colourful costumes and props on display, ranging from Caribbean shirts covered in hibiscus flowers, desert islands and parrots to leis, parasols and full pirate regalia, complete with fearsome looking cutlasses and eye patches, and caught up on each other’s news, we soon got into the songs made famous by The Carpenters, Harry Belafonte, UB40, Bob Marley, The Kingston Trio, Bryan Hyland, Wayne Fontana, Bobby Vinton and Wet Wet Wet.

The next scheduled Zoom Meeting is: –   The BDC “Cruise Ships” Zoom Singalong on Monday 7th June 2021 at 2.00pm.   For a long time now we have enjoyed seeing these gentle giants anchored in Torbay and Babbacombe Bay.   Alas, the time is nigh when we must wave them all “Goodbye” as they sail away over the horizon to far flung places around the world.   Before they quickly become just a distant memory, let us pay a special tribute to them.

The Dress Code can be Smart Casual or even Formal, if you wish.   Imagine yourself packing a suitcase with all the clothes you would need, then select anything you like for one of the activities on offer, from the Captain’s Champagne Welcome Aboard to Afternoon Tea; lounging on a Deck Chair in the shade to sunbathing by the pool; strolling the Promenade Deck to dancing in the Vista Lounge; an after dinner show in the ship’s theatre to cocktails and entertainment in the Crooners Lounge; and last, but not least, a noisy Sail Away from port as you head out to sea, waving goodbye to those left onshore.   Of course, fancy dress is not obligatory.   It just adds to the fun.   Taking part is the most important thing.

If you would like details of how to join a Zoom Meeting, contact Martyn Paddon via email: violetsrest@hotmail.co.uk or by phone on 01803 851438 and you will be sent an email containing the https://…..Link , together with the Meeting ID and Passcode.  Everyone is welcome.  You will need a laptop computer, tablet or an ipad.  Hope to see you there.    
Martyn Paddon, Chairman, Brixham Does Care
Home Tel: 01803 851438
mail: violetsrest@hotmail.co.uk
16th May 2021

I could write a sonnet !

Oh, I could write a sonnet about the Brixham Does Care Easter Bonnet Zoom Singalong:

BRIXHAM DOES CARE celebrated Easter virtually when they hosted the BDC Easter Bonnet Zoom Singalong online.   Hosts Martyn & Josephine Paddon were joined on parade by friends, family members, carers and regular BDC attendees, plus residents at some of the local care homes.   The colourful display was equally worthy of anything ever seen in any reputable magazine’s *ROTOGRAVURE.   Once everyone had been checked in, gossip exchanged and compliments paid to the creations on show, a singalong ensued, featuring favourite songs by artists ranging from Jim Reeves to The Three degrees, Nat King Cole to The Monkees, and Roy Orbison to The Beatles. Top song for the occasion, of course, was Bing Crosby’s version of Easter Parade. As if that wasn’t enough excitement for the afternoon; one brave participant treated all those present to his own special rendition of the same song….. on his saxophone!   Well done, that man.

 The next scheduled Zoom Meeting is: –   The BDC Caribbean Calypso Zoom Singalong on Monday 10th May 2021 at 2.00pm.   If you would like details of how to join a Zoom Meeting, contact Martyn Paddon via email: violetsrest@hotmail.co.uk or by phone on 01803 851438 and you will be sent an email containing the https://…..Link , together with the Meeting ID and Passcode.  Everyone is welcome.  You will need a laptop computer, tablet or an ipad. 
People may choose to wear something like a Caribbean shirt/blouse, or a lei round the neck (strictly speaking, Polynesian garlands), or even dress up like Pirates of the Caribbean!
Anything that reminds you of that part of the world.   Of course, fancy dress is not obligatory.  It just adds to the fun.   The most important thing is to take part.
Hope to see you there, perhaps suitably attired in something from your dressing-up box.
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Martyn Paddon
Chairman, Brixham Does Care