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 banquetStarter
Glass Noodle Salad
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
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