Christmas is a time to celebrate and we have been doing a little of that lately.
Back in the 70's I belonged to a Playgroup. We still meet for a dinner twice a year and brag about our children and grand children. This is our Christmas get together at a boutique restaurant in the trendy suburb of New Farm. We had our own private little room. Unfortunately, there were quite a few members who couldn't make it this year.
A new branch of the Brisbane U3A has just formed in our city of Logan. We belong to the camera club. This was a Christmas party for all the different groups: French, German, Spanish, Latin, English, Writing, Tai Che, Philosophy, Psychology, Silk painting, Painting, Bible Study, and Walking etc. The coordinator was giving us a talk. It was held in a meeting room in our local Library free of charge.
Then Birthday Bear insisted on a Christmas party for her group of wrinkly friends. We went to a cafe in a historical village, museum in Beenleigh. The cafe was on an old railway station.
She was dressed aptly as a Social Butterfly. She also had a bag of presents for us.( I think she had some help from Ann)
Ann's daughter, Tracy, gave Birthday Bear some glamourous eyelashes. I love the way other people enjoy joining in the fun of the Birthday Bear tradition. (she even has her own blog)
The very next day we were at another Christmas party. This time we were at the Alexander Hills Hotel with the Redlands U3A Camera Club.(yes we belong to two??)
We are sitting with friends Bill and Ruve (at the end of the table), who we met on a wine tour. They introduced us to the Camera Club.
The other couple Sue(next to me) and Peter (hidden behind Bill), happen to be on the same tour as us to Lake Eyre. We bumped into them at Adelaide airport at the start of the trip. What a coincidence!
Four parties in 2 weeks not bad for oldies.