As it happened this year, our Christmas Social was held in the Library, which initially seemed rather a plain and formal setting for such an event.
However, it proved not to be so. The tables were decked out in finery with colourful tablecloths, festive floral arrangements, bulging crackers and pretty LED lights; and the counter positively groaned under the weight of the Christmas party buffet – dishes tastefully and temptingly set out with coloured napkins and paper plates to hand. Our entertainer for the evening, Gordon Blackwood, set the atmosphere for us with his selection of songs from the 60’s and 70’s, and a number of us even got up and had a bit of a bop to some of those tunes! Together with the odd glass of wine from the Village Bar, our Secret Santa gifts and Christmas crackers containing an extra surprise, a fun evening was had by all!