Christmas Party Tops!


Members who gathered at 6.00pm at Willowbank (Ivy Cottage) on the 27th November 2012 were in for a real treat.  An amazing assortment of food was provided by each and everyone of them with no-one knowing exactly what the other would bring.  The result was amazingly good.  There was even traditional rice pudding! with berry sauce.

Our hosts, Christine and Kim, not only decked out the former church with Christmas decorations, including Santa and a tree, but also liked doing it all so much that they decided to join the group as new members, much to everyone’s delight.Download 2nd Dec. 2012 036

Two competitions were enjoyed by all: a general knowledge quiz and a “name the baby” photo competition.  Neither were easy and no-one managed a perfect score.  The question about the first Governor General of NZ fooled everyone.  All assumed it was Governor Grey when in fact it was Arthur Foljambe the 2nd Earl of Liverpool.

The climax of festivities was the traditional exchange of Christmas presents game in which some very useful and interesting gifts were shared by all.

The Committee will meet in January to plan for the first half  of 2013.

Marion and Buster Stringer (life members) and Virginia Gray.

Marion and Buster Stringer (life members) and Virginia Gray.

Happy Christmas !

One of our newest members prepares to share a Christmas cracker.

One of our newest members prepares to share a Christmas cracker.

The face of the mother and the age of the pram are valuable clues.

The face of the mother and the age of the pram are valuable clues.

Members gather in the Bretheren meeting hall (originally built in Collingwood St Nelson) for the annual Christmas party and final meeting of the year.

Members gather in the Bretheren meeting hall (originally built in Collingwood St Nelson) for the annual Christmas party and final meeting of the year.

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  1. […] the home of Christine Grieder and Kim Kerslake, seems to have become our preferred Christmas venue and those who have been there will know why.  Christine loves old things, from china to any kind of […]

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