Lesbury WI, December meeting

St Mary's Church, Lesbury
St Mary's Church, Lesbury

Christmas party

It was a lively group who arrived for Lesbury Women’s Institute’s Christmas party, excited by the promise of food and drink and party games.

A fun-filled evening was enjoyed by all.

After welcoming everyone, Joyce gave the sad news of Mollie Fairburn’s passing. A minute’s silence was held in memory of a much-loved and long-standing member of our WI, who will be sorely missed. We sent our condolences to her family.

The agenda for the meeting was speedily dispatched and we moved onto the fun part.

While committee members were in the kitchen organising the buffet and drinks, there was a challenging quiz produced by Val Brooks and a picture quiz created by Annette Ord.

M&S party food was the main attraction, and those of us in the kitchen felt we could easily do a great TV advert for its party range, with not a sprout in sight.

Mince pies completed the fare.

After supper, a game of Pictionary followed, with varying degrees of artistic ability.

Finally, Annette Ord performed a monologue on the trials of trying to buy a bathing costume. It struck a little close to home for some of us.

The competition for best table decoration was won by Kathleen Turnbull and birthday flowers by Ann Turnbull.

Good food and drink, high spirits, fun entertainment and conversation all contributed to an excellent start to Christmas celebrations. Here’s to our post-Christmas outing to Foxton.