The 'Oakie Dokie's' singing for their supper! And how good they were too! Can we nab them to do a slot at 'Carols for Everyone'?
Not sure what they're pointing at - but the presentation left a little bit to be desired. And how come some are getting four potatoes and others five? And I won't even start on the beans! What happened to the portion control lads?
Ian, Margaret, Gill & Tony - not so much 'Chasing the Rainbow' as getting paint splattered for Beaumond House Charity Fun Run at the Southwell Racecourse. Personally I think they walked it!
Graham, Paul and Roger out in the cold, drizzle and mizzle. Would you buy anything off these 3???
The winner of the "MARVELLOUSLY MAGNIFICENT" egg - 999. I think the lady's name was Linda Brown and looking very 'eggcited'.
Just to prove it all works although I think his hand has been swallowed. But next year can we not be next to a 'homebaked' cakes and a delicious Indian food stall - far too tempting.
'Little & Large' helping out to guide people from the car park to the right entrance for the Convention at the Clumber Park Hotel. More difficult than it sounds in the blizzard conditions.
But what is our President doing wearing an Edwinstowe Lions High Viz vest? Has he switched to the dark side?
Nick, our President, now in full regalia with his very own marching band!
As usual Southwell Lions members are at the very back of the Convention Hall. Ready for a quick exit for the coffee break, or to sneak out early! This year no early departure was necessary as the Convention finished about an hour and a half sooner than expected. Result!!
This is where it all starts. Two 'Dunlop Starred' chefs stabbing their King Edwards with Health & Safety clearly the last thing on their minds and Ian with a sign which actually should be on his apron.
One of at least 5 ways we can the punters to part with their money - the Tote.The night was a big success raising about £1,700. Peter and his team had worked hard to produce some excellent prizes which were well worth auctioning off.
And they're off!! After 4 hours of blood sweat and tears the Neaps and Tatties are ready. To be honest it does look more like "Meals on Wheels" but it was worth the wait - very tasty.
This is how we all felt after the Haggis - even the horse is weighed down, holding its private parts doesn't make it go quicker though. I know its probably rude to point it out but why is Tony J picking his nose.
ITALIAN NIGHT at the Reindeer. Rama's mate, Bob, hosted an excellent evening with a 3 course meal and a variety of Italian wines, finishing with an extremely difficult quiz. Green, White and Red everywhere including the serviettes.
Everybody in a good mood although slightly concerned about Nick's response at the back there. Should he have been at work??? Either that or Marion's looking for his wallet.
Spot the only real Italian!! He reckons that he's had a fake noodle but it was an 'impasta'!!
Ian's trying to get in on the action gesticulating like a good Italian.I seem to remember it was something about being a clown. Or to be more precise 'Buffone"!!
Attempting the quiz - well 3 of us are!! Horsefall has got distracted yet again we only asked him how you spelt 'Italy'
Looking fresh and ready to spread goodwill and joy around Farnsfield. Had a good week so far despite the cold, ice, snow and rain but our intrepid team remain undeterred.
Sorry to pick on you Mark but you're just representative of the rest of the Lions. 845 calories burnt on the collection route but 200 calories in a pint of beer and 956 in a chip cob (I've looked it up) and for those who have 2 cobs!!!!! Somebody's helping themselves to the whole tray next to Mark.
Did Frances really get this dress from the Charity shop? Why shop anywhere else
Who let this children's entertainer in? Apparently his name is Crabby and is very good at juggling, spinning many plates and keeping everybody happy (2 out of 3 isn't bad).
Three guests who were clearly getting into the spirit of the Party. (If anyone can supply names I will gladly add them to the Blog).