December 22, 2010

Happy Christmas and New Year

All members and friends of Sands Contest Group would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year. Thank you for all the support and friendship we have had in 2010. See you in 2011 and good DX to all.

December 06, 2010

Group Christmas Meal

Hello Folks,
It's Christmas time again and a time we get together with family and friends for what was an excellent night out.

I thought I'd do something different to the normal turkey run that would find me collecting menu's from pubs around the area and asking members for their preferred choice. This year I offered just one venue to the group and thankfully they thought it was a great idea. Once agreed I sorted the venue out and our treasurer Frank invited members to part with their money.

There was a nice sweetener in that I managed to get the cost of the meal down lower than any other Christmas meal I have ever organised..... and I have been organising meals for over 20 years.

Mark and Jenni

Trungs Chinese Vietnamese banquet
Prawn Crackers
Glass Noodle Salad

Second Course

We had already had a nibble at the offerings on this plate we also had shredded duck and pancakes not shown here. I was enjoying the food so much I forgot to take any more pictures.

Skewered Sirloin in Lemon Grass
King Prawn Filo
Crispy Aromatic Duck

Main Course
Sizzling Stuffed King Prawn
Fillet Steak Cantonese Sauce
Crispy Chicken in Barbecue Sauce
Crispy Shredded Beef
Chicken in Satay Sauce
Cantonese Roast Duck
Yung Chow Fried Rice

The only sad part of the evening was that Kathy and Barrie were unable to join us from Oysterber Farm, they had their gladrags on the car was warmed up and running but it started to snow just minutes before they were due to off . They were not worried about getting to the meal but were worried they would not be able to get home again.

Here's a picture Barrie took showing the meadow we use for our antenna farm during contests

It would be rude of me not to post some pictures taken by Stephany in Wennington a few miles away from Barrie and Kathy's

Those of you into SOTA might recognise the elevated heights in this picture.

So a good night was had by all and found us heading home around 10:45 after enjoying good food, drink relaxing in the company of friends..... A really nice way to round off an enjoyable contesting year as a group

Ray, Stephany, Julie, Andrew

Steve and Frank discussing Mulders law of chopstick applications in a nuclear environment.

Well that's about it for this blog apart from to wish all views a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

from all at Sands Contest Group