Last Sunday our local group finished the year with a Christmas lunch. We usually have a dinner at the local hotel, but decided to try something different this year. We had heard good reports of meals at Frances, which is about half an hour drive from here, so decided to try it out.
It was a lovely sunny day, and we met at the local hall, and travelled down together. 20 members attended, and enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch. Just a few photos follow.
Our very talented President Pat made us all beautiful scissor fobs, which was made more special with our names included. Thankyou Pat.
After lunch, members travelled to the Frances Strawberry Farm, which was close by. After a sumptuous lunch we skipped the scones, jam and cream on offer, and all had coffees. A lot of us purchased fresh strawberries and jam to take home though. The owner gave us a talk about the business, which was very interesting. It was a great way to finish off the year.
You can see the rows of strawberries growing, ......
.... and picking would be so much easier when they are up high like this, instead of growing in the ground.
Yesterday a couple of friends "from the city" came to town, to help celebrate the birthday with us today. In the interest of getting a balance in life, I decided to take them on a mystery trip and told them we were going out for coffee!! I don't think they expected to drive 50 kms for the coffee though!! We went back to Frances, to the Strawberry farm for our coffee, and this time tried the scones. And they were amazing. It was another lovely afternoon out. (I did come home and then worked until 10pm last night, to make up for my time off though.)
Better get back to work now, before the Angels arrive for the day. The temperature is getting up close to 40deg today, so might be time to turn on the air con. Be back with more newsfromjude soon.