Today we enjoyed the company of Helen, Bill, Shelly, Ron, Anthony, Neil, Donna, Jane, Chris, David, Jen, John, Stephanie, Billy, Max; as well, of course, as Becky, Ian, Mat, Tess, and Poppy at what has become the annual Boxing Day party hosted by Jackie and me, and emceed by Ian who conducted his usual excellent quiz.
Guests first gathered in the kitchen and grazed on cold meats, cheeses, and salads left out to keep people going until Jackie’s later quantities of chicken and lamb jalfrezis with savoury rice; and beef in red wine with mashed potato and Yorkshire pudding, followed by various cakes and trifles.
The cooked meals were served after the main event of
Ian’s popular quiz.
The earlier arrivals conversed in various stages of animation until everyone had arrived and the quiz could begin.
Each of our two teams was led by a scribe who took down our answers. We compared scores at the end of each round. In the last picture in this group, Anthony tries to prise an answer from his brain.
Billy, Max, and Poppy made their own entertainments
When all was over, quite late in the evening, out came the mobile phones to check facts and elicit further information.