Our pre-Christmas Outing was a coach trip to Romford for a morning of shopping followed by lunch at Romford Stadium and a chance to bet on the Greyhound Racing in the afternoon.
Some of us found Christmas bargains and a good choice of gifts at the shopping malls, while others enjoyed a spot of window shopping for ideas and wish-lists.
After a couple of hours we rejoined the coach and headed for the restaurant at the stadium, where we had a very good 3-course meal and coffee/tea. We sat at our tables to place our bets and had a grandstand view of the races. Some of us were luckier than others – but at the finish we all felt like winners after a grand day out!