Especially to you who were unable to attend the Christmas dinner last night at Pescare’s Italian Restaurant, we missed you. Rosie and I had a great time! The food was great. The oysters were the most succulent, I had trouble getting through that huge steak and needed to leave some on the plate to save some room for the fabulous Tiramisu desert, and you know what? The tea was served in a pot with sugar on the side and a little pot of real milk beside it; The company was exemplary and the door prizes were the most interesting of all, particularly for the photographers who brought along their partners – they had 2 chances of winning.
Yes folk there were door prizes.
Mr Podger won for himself a box of Canon Fine Art Print paper, Mr Bullock won a Spyder monitor calibrator, Mr Burton’s prize was a great new camera bag and the prize of the prizes went to Mrs Reid who won a Manfrotto MonoPod for Stewart. Fortunately the cost of these prizes was subsidised by the good folk at the Camera house who, although they were invited, were unable to be with us on the night.
If I had but one single criticism of the organisation of this singular event ladies and gentlemen it was that the evening was not sufficiently interactive. We were warned of a full-house and the result of this was ‘noise’ – anyone got a noise ninja? Next time we will have our own room, there will be plenty of parking and we will be more interactive, so come prepared to play party games, wear silly hats and maybe even have your face painted.
Rosie and I wish all of you a Christmas full of love and the joy of family and friends; and a New Year crammed full of trips away, lots of AV material and camera club outings – speaking of which the first such outing – and don’t tell Pete Davies I told you this – is on the 2nd of January at sunrise a shoot at the Carlton Gardens!! Be there or be SQUARE. “True-dinks”. But more of that on the website by the president himself.
Cheers and we will see U all next year.
Andy and Rosie Armitage