November Flower Power

The latest monthly BDC online singalong, led by hosts Martyn & Josephine Paddon, was based on a “RAINBOW” theme.   Most of the songs featured references to rain and, of course, rainbows and were originally sung by  Carole King, Buddy Holly, The Cascades, Johnny Ray, Gene Kelly, Dinah Washington, B.J. Thomas and Judy Garland.  Participants displayed on screen just about every colour of the rainbow, together with umbrellas, crocheted knitwear, cuddly toys,  necklaces, headbands, hats, braces, bowties, balls, wings, wigs, shirts, scarves, gloves and garlands as you can see from pictures below.           

The next scheduled Zoom Meeting is: The BDC “FLOWER POWER” Zoom Singalong on FRIDAY 5th November 2021 at 2pm. Please note the change to FRIDAYS from now on. Our theme this time is FLOWER POWER and again, the dress code can be ANYTHING YOU LIKE

Picture the scene: 1969, the time when hippies congregated at festivals like Woodstock or headed to San Francisco, all decked out in colourful floral shirts, vests, flared trousers, headbands, scarves, chains, lockets, bangles, bracelets, anklets, sunglasses, sandals, fringed waistcoats, peace logos, CND badges, mini dresses with long boots, complete with guitars and any handy tambourines. Oh!  And be sure to wear flowers in your hair!

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: or by phone on 01803 851438.

Top row – Martyn & Josphine / Keisa / Frances & Mike. Middle row – Norma/Shelagh & Trevor/Mo. Bottom row – Judith / Ruth
Lindy and Rob

Searching for a Rainbow in October

Brixham Does Care goes Global in search of a Rainbow for its October Zoom Singalong

IT’S HAPPENED!   BRIXHAM DOES CARE virtually went GLOBAL in their latest Zoom Singalong online.   Hosts Martyn & Josephine Paddon linked up to the usual gang for the monthly get together under the theme of “St. Clements”, based on the nursery rhyme/game “Oranges & Lemons”, and sang songs, most containing reference to the colour YELLOW, originally sung by artists including Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Donovan, The Kinks, Tony Orlando & Dawn, The Kingston Trio, Christie, The Beatles and Bryan Hyland.
On display were some oranges, lemons, limes, bells, blankets, balloons, pot plants and flowers, plus some yellow ribbon, gilets jaune tabards, candles, a chopper and even a bee and a yellow bird, together with a yellow taxi.   Alas, no polka-dot bikinis zoomed into view, and the yellow submarine remained submerged!

The BDC Zoom Singalongs were originally targeted at those living in Brixham and the surrounding area, who previously attended social events held in the Brixham Does Care Café, but could no longer do so, because of Covid-19 regulations.   Those living in Brixham soon requested that invitations be sent to friends and relatives across England and Scotland, and in no time, were making new friends in Devon, Cornwall, Berkshire, Stirlingshire, Glasgow, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and the  West Midlands.   Having covered most of Great Britain, this time they were joined by the son of one of the regulars who lives near Brisbane, in Australia.  At last, there is a suitable rival to Trotters International Trading!

The next scheduled Zoom Meeting isThe BDC “RAINBOW” Zoom Singalong on MONDAY 11th October 2021 at 2pm. Please note the change back to MONDAYS from now on. Our theme this time is RAINBOW (or Save it for a rainy day) and again, the dress code can be ANYTHING YOU LIKE, in any colour of the rainbow! You could simply dig out the rainbow poster or creations you displayed earlier in the corona virus pandemic on Thursday nights to thank the key workers in the NHS and elsewhere

Given that you cannot have a RAINBOW without first having some RAIN, a number of the songs being sung will have references to RAIN and RAINBOWS.   None of us wishes the summer to end just yet, which is why this particular theme has been held back until now, not wishing to tempt providence and cause some inclement weather.   However, it might be wise to keep an umbrella handy, just in case.   Preferably, rainbow coloured!  Of course, fancy dress is not obligatory.   It just adds to the fun.  Taking part is the most important thing.  Either way, we’ll all probably end up wet.    

If you would like details of how to join a Zoom Meeting, contact Martyn Paddon via email: 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

(Top) Martyn & Josephine/Kezia/Jeff/Judith (Bottom)Frances & Mike/Barbara & Duggie/Trevor/ Shelagh & Norma
Irene plus Lindy & Rob
Judy (Close up)
Shelagh & Trevor Collins (Close up)