Annual Meal – 18th February 2012

Tonight we held our Annual Meal for those who come along to Parkside and we had around 40 people along to enjoy an evening of food and fun.

Ara was one of the first to arrive
Odette, June and Angela
Rachel and Pam
Elaine and Cynthia

As usual, different people had signed up to provide a variety of Starters, Main Courses and Desserts and we had a good range of food on offer.

Tables set out for the meal

With only a handful of people unable to make it, we took the opportunity to take a group photo of those there and Phil Bray balanced somewhat precariously on the window sill in order to get the image below.

Group shot

Once the photo had been taken, it was time to get on with the food!

Brian and Judith manning the drinks
Queuing for the starters
Getting stuck in to the main courses

A good selection of desserts was on offer.

Queuing up for desserts
Paul is spotted with a full bowl
Angela, Dorothy and Jennifer
Alice, Ben and Lesley

After the food had been consumed, as is traditional, the men took charge of the washing and drying up.

Holly and Nathan
Nathan and Holly in the new green chairs

After the meal, Paul had organised a small group to sing a comical variation on the song My Favourite Things, centred around old age.

Paul's comical choir

We also did some more singing, before Ben took to the stage to play a couple of tracks on his Dad’s guitar.

Ben

Overall it was a great evening and a good chance to spend some time together informally.

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