Barbecue at Simon and Sarah’s

Simon and Sarah kindly invited us to a barbecue at their house. Unfortunately the warmth of the weather did not match the warmth of the welcome, and we sheltered under gazebos from the showers.

We enjoyed burgers, chicken legs, hot dogs (and vegetarian options).

If you look at the right of the picture, you may recognise the keg of beer.

It came from the Captains Day at Hinksey Heights,

and this was a chance to put it to good use.


Barbecue at Simon and Sarah’s house

Simon and Sarah made us very welcome at their barbecue, with tasty burgers, sausages, chicken, vegetarian sausages etc, as well as snacks, salads and drinks. Simon had put up two gazebos, and had an array of chairs, and some folding tables, as well as stringing lights round the garden to illuminate the scene as darkness fell.

As we are now into the holiday season quite a few people were away, but the 16 who were there enjoyed getting together to eat and chat.

DSC00401This is towards the end when the remains of the food, and the grill have been packed away, but before the flurry of activity which sees gazebos, folding chairs and all the other essentials of an outdoor event packed neatly and stored, TARDIS-like in Simon’s shed.

Oxford Phab is now on a summer break, but we look forward to getting together again in September.

Danny’s 30th Birthday Party

Danny kindly invited Oxford Phab to his 30th Birthday Party at The Gladiator Club

DSC00187Phab members clubbed together to get him a voucher towards a Fitbit.

DSC00188We bought him some other goodies as well.

DSC00190Which he put with his other presents from friends and relatives.

DSC00189Phab members at the partyDSC00192There was good food, and a really good disco, which got us up on the floor (but was not good for pictures !)


Oriental Buffet at Oxy at the Kassam Stadium

Oxy Oriental do a very varied buffet at the Kassam, and had reserved a large area  near the buffet for us, which we needed as there were about 30 of us there. Unfortunately I was too busy chatting and eating to take a picture until very near the end. Since not all of our group had been able to go to Avon Tyrrell there was a lot of catching up to do.

20160520_214404Replete after our meals !

Church Partnership Party

Phab were invited to the church party which was held in Cowley Road Methodist Church.


Which People do we recognise ?


There were quizzes on Flags, People, and Streets of Oxford,  as well as games for all ages


After the quizzes we had a plentiful supper, some  singing and then a barn dance, before it was time to go home.  A huge thank you to the congregation of Cowley Road Methodist Church for making us so welcome.

Christmas Dinner 2015

Lots of us gathered at The White Horse in Headington for our Christmas Dinnet.


The Christmas Jumper season has started.


Helen made place cards with our orders on.


Traditional Turkey


The Christmas pudding is Hot !

Overall a good evening with chances to chat as well as eat.

Phab South East Fun Weekend – Friday

Off in our minibus to Chichester for a Phab South East Fun Weekend

wp-1448019383343Going round Oxford and Abingdon, loading

wp-1448030483893Lunch at MacDonalds

We checked in to the hotel,  and unpacked in our rooms, and then it was time for the ice breaker activity.

wp-1448046301620Mingling in the bar, trying to find people Chelsea supporters and people who are allergic to cats. A good icebreaker as there are people from all over the South East here.

wp-1448051711914During the meal we were entertained by an excellent singer.

20151120_210200The meals at the hotel were good – here we have reached the coffee stage, still enjoying the entertainment.

This was followed by more chatting and entertainment until people drifted off to bed.