We had a great meeting today. Sixteen members turned up for a couple of hours of knitting, a Secret Santa present swap, and a Christmas lunch provided by the chefs at the Sun Hotel.
The conference room looked very festive with the great pile of Secret Santa presents in the middle of the table. Everyone was busily knitting away by the time I arrived. Secret Santa was a big success. My plea to people to 'think creatively' paid dividends. Linda owned up to being the creator of some tiny beaded Ferraro Roche chocolates 'hats' which adorned the top row of the familiar 'plum pudding-shaped' chocolates in their festive gold wrapping.
Our table was ready on the dot of 12noon, as promised and the lunch was delicious. Many members commented at how pleasantly surprised they were at the quality and presentation of the food. Service was excellent and efficient without being intrusive. I was so sorry to hear that two of our members were unable to attend for personal reasons. Despite this, they made the effort to get their Secret Santa gift to the venue and their swap presents will be waiting for them at our first meeting of 2011, on January 7th.