As usual, the final countdown to Christmas began with Christine’s Dad’s birthday. This year was a bit different though as he’d reached a round 60 and a party was planned! Unfortunately the weather was a little unkind as the day was meant to begin with various outdoor activities. Ian and I joined a small party running the route of the Kymin Fell Race in the wind-blown rain. Gerry was injured so had planned a walk but strangely, no-one was keen to join him. Not to be deterred, he walked up the Kymin on his own! The children had perhaps the most sensible idea, getting wet in the swimming pool instead.
There was just time to wash off the mud before heading to their local where we were joined by friends, family, neighbours and fellow runners for food and drink. There was a skittles alley laid out down the middle of the room but this remained largely the domain of the children (even when there were other people standing on it!). Following the cutting of the cake (baked by Christine and decorated with the aid of myself and Sarah) Gerry was rendered speechless, although hard to say whether this was due to emotion or Sue stepping in very quickly! Anyway, here’s to the next 10!