Loved the weekend, myself and Trace don’t get out much due to sitters for our babies, but when we do it’s always worthwhile. Catching up with old friends and making new.
Numbers up on last year but no where near what they used to be or should be.
It’s hard to create an atmosphere being in a room with 2 coachloads of other groups, unfortunately they were a little older than ourselves (including being older than me before anyone says it ) 1 of the coached loads left around 10pm emptying half the room. Saying that we still managed to create an atmosphere for ourselves.
The food wasn’t bad for the price we paid where else can you get a Xmas Dinner at this time of year for £22.50. The hotel was cheap enough and have no complaints there, the breakfast was second to none.
For me it’s not about the festivities, it’s the fact we have an excuse to see our mates meet new, have a laugh, take the piss and enjoy the 24 hours :-).
We got there at 1 pm started drinking soon as and went to bed at 1am, surprised I can even remember .
Big thanks to all who managed to make it always a difficult one to commit to at this time of year, @DavePerkins for doing the Turkey Secret Santa and a special thanks to @Tracie for organisation this, liasing with the hotel and sorting any issues we had well before the event.