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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Ladies Probus Christmas Meeting

The Christmas meetings just seem to go on and on.  Not that I’m complaining, mind you.  After a Christmas BBQ with another group the previous day, it was then time for the final meeting of the year for the Levin Ladies Probus Club.  Our speaker was Debbie from the Levin AP&I Showgrounds, who told us about her interesting places of work before moving to Levin.  She is also a speech coach, and gave us tips for speaking clearer, with the emphasis on breathing, standing tall, clear diction.  She had us all standing up straight and practising several exercise phrases which she uses for her students! 

The Christmas Cake was then cut by one of our foundation members, before we enjoyed our tasty lunch.  Instead of our usual meeting seating at long tables, the round tables were nicely set up instead in groups of eight, making it a more cosy atmosphere.  With the addition of Christmas Crackers,chocolates, and a bowl of Punch, we could tell it was going to be a very festive meal indeed. 

And it was – we enjoyed hot ham, stuffed turkey roll, and plenty of hot vegetables.  Followed by Christmas Pudding and custard, mini pavlovas, and fruit salad.

Individual Christmas Puddings

It was a lovely meal, and although we probably didn’t really need that dessert, of course we ate it.  Jillian, Dot and I raised our glasses of non alcoholic Punch while one of our friendly table mates kindly took a photo for us.  This was our final Ladies Probus meeting for the year, and like most groups, we won’t get together again until next February.

Jillian, Dot and Jenny

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