Annual Christmas Party

On Saturday 10 January 2015 we had our annual Christmas party. This was my Saturday breakfast group.

Bob and Mary are good friends of mine.  We first met at the St. Maximos meetings which were held at Gerard Bugge's home centuries ago.  One Saturday morning I decided to go to breakfast at a local restaurant and saw them there.  I have been going there almost weekly until my ordination.  I rarely go now because of distance and other commitments.

Every year they have a Christmas party, after Christmas.  How can you celebrate the arrival of the King before He comes?  I missed one party because it was on 6 January and my church is on the old calendar.  This year it was after the old calendar Christmas.

For the last few years the party has been at the wonderful home of Lisa's Uncle Steve.  Snow was on the ground this year and I just had to take photographs of the scenery outside as well as of the party.

These parties are real Christmas parties.  We celebrate each other and the birth of Christ.  We usually have some activity which is based on the Nativity.  Often it is some type of quiz.  Lisa usually makes up the questions and we draw them by lot.  Mine was about St. Nicholas. 

We always have plenty of good food and I took home enough for two days. 

 

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