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.
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.
Happy Christmas !