|This is the Christmas Tree I made in desperation because all my Christmas stuff was on its way to Australia|
The Christmas Pageant
The fantastic Christmas Pageant was the best this year and the parade was the best so far. The Beauty Pageant raised nearly $12,000 for the new hospital which is so desperately needed so that was a fantastic effort.
|The beginning of the parade|
|Susan and Susan helping out The Olive with their fishfry|
|Pam and Jan with their homemade goodies|
|Annie and her daughter Lyn|
|Rob in the parade|
|Victoria Rose in the Beauty Pageant|
|Joy in the fire truck|
|Brenda and Michael|
|Kim and Justine|
|Corrine and Linda|
This pageant had lots of things to see and do and it was great to see people that you don't see everyday.
Christmas Party Time
The parties started early in December - here are some photos of them.
|VRA at Hillcrest on 3 Dec|
The VRA Christmas Party was a BBQ banquet beside the pool. The food was fantastic but because of the rain we ended up on the verandah for shelter.
|Garden Club at Jo's place on 4 Dec|
|Jan and me at the Garden Club Xmas Party|
|Fenella and Lynne our Club L Organisers|
|Club L setup|
Club L Christmas Party was also at the Hillcrest and we had a secret santa as well. Some of the local girls came and sang Christmas Carols and it was wonderful that they knew all the words this year - ha
|Lynne and me having fun|
|A beautiful sunset|
|My bridging buddies|
My last party was our Bridge Party at Cherisse's place at Shearwater. The party was held after a marathon of bridge playing - almost 4 hours worth - we were all hanging out for our lunch which we didn't get to until 1.30. Everyone contributed in some way to the food and we had a wonderful party.
Christmas Eve Party
We invited Melissa and Glenn and Jane and Allan who brought over their grandchildren too.
We exchanged pressies and we had a wonderful night of frivolty.
New Years Eve
|Elizabeth, Rob, Rob and me|
|Cristina and me|
|Having the BEST time|
|Brandt before he became Tom Jones|