It's our president Verdun's first business meeting and Nick is making him wear our traditional 'Happy Jacket'. This came to us all the way from Japan, via New Zealand. It's handed on to every incoming President, but sadly Nick couldn't fit into it last year!! Well it certainly brought a smile to Verdun's face so it's got to be working.
How many Lions does it take to put a BBQ together?
... meanwhile Paul was given the only job we thought he could do on his own - so he wouldn't annoy the rest of us - we left him chopping onions in the kitchen!
We think Steve's got his BBQ under control ................................................... or maybe not!
Peter's doing what comes naturally - talking & drinking - has the makings of a great Lion President!
I think Steve is drinking Roger's beer and he's not very happy about it
The four musketeers - job well done!
Ian's shirt just wasn't quite right - he wanted 'Commander-in-Chief' epaulettes on the shoulders!
Anybody know who the smart bloke with the flashy bowtie is???? I know Gary and Ian but the other gate-crasher???
Great start to the night - drinks in the warm balmy evening. This new member, Gary, is doing well - two photographs and two mentions
Don't we scrub up well.Even Kath can't believe what she's looking at. Well done Roger!!
Roger's cufflinks - inherited from his dad. I think we all should have a pair. Graham's next research job
Graham receiving an award for 'best dressed'.
Mike getting his award for - no idea - was it 10, 20 or 50 years service. But who gave the DG that bottle of Gin or did he bring his own. Better mention that the DG is Stephen Green and he did make his speech quite short.
Verdun is holding Nick so tightly, clearly not wanting him to pass on the chain of office.
Graham, our MC, trying to rehearse his lines! Is it the DG or DJ, can't remember!
These two naughty boys, Tony & Graham, took their jackets off before before being given permission tsk! tsk!
Yes I'm looking at you! Just behave yourself!
Yes John, something to ponder when it's announced that you are the chair of a new group within the club called the NITS! I wonder what it stands for?
Waiting expectantly for curry whilst Sheila is half way through
Slight lack of planning - hottest day of the year and we're eating a curry although the cold lager helps!
Where's 'me' curry - think you've already eaten it Steve
I always confuse chutney and pickle. It makes me chuckle!!!
Just to prove that's what we booked in for on the hottest day of the year!
But still a great curry from our host, Rama.
Our Blogmaster, Graham, more interested in showing off his photos than attending to his curry!
And there was a quiz. There's always a quiz! This one was all about curries and you'll see from the photo below that Steve and Eibhlin won. This photo is the one & only photo anyone possesses of Steve with a smile on his face!
Richard and his friend 'Ratty', who spent the afternoon doing his best to avoid being splatted by members of the public, The rat I mean, not Richard!
Meanwhile the 'Human Fruit Machine' was in action, below... although Steve in the middle looks a bit surprised at the fruit he's drawn out of his bucket. Was he expecting a banana?
Most of the young children wanted to take the large duck away...so he had to keep his eyes peeled
Looks like Paul's leaving the heavy work to Martin while posing for the camera!
Who is that man in the suit! It's only our nearly new President, Verdun, trying to look cool in sun glasses. Mind you Richard, Roger & Steve have had a lucky escape - the duck suit doesn't look big enough for any of them. 😅
What a fine body of men obviously enjoying themselves. Notice Tony carrying around his step - otherwise he couldn't really join in. Is that a bottle of vodka in the yellow bin??
What a cheek!!!! Mark drove past without a care in the world - didn't even offer to plant a Busy Lizzie.
This was Ian's role throughout the whole process, taking photos and directing everybody else. Barry's taking no notice whatsoever. Health and Safety!!!! No yellow bibs and standing in the middle of the road.