Seventeen of us gathered at the Pheasant Inn in Chippenham on our usual club night on the last Sunday of the month in November. Some people hadn't seen each other since the meal last year.
We had a choice of two or three courses which we had to pre-order, some people had starters and some had puddings. My main was a nut roast but most people opted for the carvery, there were lots of veggies - broccoli, swede, carrots, boiled spuds, roast spuds, yorkies, cranberry sauce, apple sauce, horseradish, mustard and two types of gravy. It was all nice but could have been hotter.
We then had mince pies, hot drinks and Jean's chocolate minis, yum.
We had two lots of crackers which meant people had a choice of colour of hat to wear, one was provided by the pub and one by Rachel with a small treat, gift and a scratch card which saw a few wins:- Ollie - £5.00
Siobhan - £1.00
Gerald - £2.00
Iain - £1.00
Dawn - £1.00
Johnny - £1.00
Photos of people's latest projects were looked at and next year's events discussed.
It was a very enjoyable evening and at least two of us had spare for next day. Thanks to Rachel and Dawn for organizing it.