Refreshments followed, the table looking very festive thanks to Barbara’s efforts. Crackers were pulled, paper hats worn and riddles were read. Custom was followed when Secret Santa presents were distributed, but with a novel twist on this occasion, once again organised by Debbie with an outside inflatable dice which was thrown onto the table and dependent on which number came up. Members either stole someone else’s present, moved all presents to the left or right, or exchanged presents before finally opening the present that they finished up with. As most members had imbibed a sufficient quantity of mulled wine during the course of the evening, this game became somewhat raucous.
An exceptionally successful meeting finally closed at 10.20 pm.