The table says it all - it is the Northumbrian Scribes' Christmas Party in Sunderland and we enjoyed ourselves. Everyone brings something for the buffet.
The card exchange amongst members is one of the most important bits of the day and cards are sent on to those who could not join us for the party. Some were prevented from coming by bad weather on the day, some just not able to be there. Opening the cards when you get home is one of the highlights - so much imagination and creativity is shown. Below are the tables full of cards.
There was an olfactory quiz as part of the entertainment - thank you to Judi Postle for putting together such an original and challenging idea. She had us all sniffing little boxes full of Christmas type goodies to try and identify the scents.
In the afternoon we all sat down to listen to the Beacon Band (which does contain one Scribe, Dominic James) and they sang a mix of local, not local and Christmassy songs for us. Thank you to the Beacon Band for a lovely entertainment. Incidentally, the band said that they use their Northumbrian Scribes calendars to note down their gigs and make sure they all put down the right dates by synchronising pages using the illustrations.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all scribes and blog followers.