Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Twenty Four Hour Party People

Well, it was more like five hours really, but the Northumbrian Scribes Christmas meeting is a highlight of the calendar and much looked forward to and we know how to enjoy ourselves. Above you can see Maureen Ormston, Judi Postle and Margaret Empson setting out the lunchtime goodies. The other picture shows the winning team in our post-lunch calligraphy quiz where we proved that only some of us can tell out Carolingian from our Rotunda. The lucky winners got a print of a calligraphic piece by Tom Fleming.

There was also an identify the scribe from a baby photograph competition. Some of the images of the lettering-babies are shown below. As some of us go back quite a long way the photographs were in various shades of sepia through to black and white.

There was an extra treat in the afternoon. Tim Sokell's wife, Brenda, sang for us. Brenda recently won a singing competition and her prize was to make a recording with the Chelsea Pensioners of the Christmas song 'White Christmas'. Although her recording was not due to be released for a few days yet she let us have a preview and sang some other seasonal songs for us too.

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