We went back to the Christian Life Centre on Cowley Road for another Zumbathon.
We had a great time, and even though we, as a group, did not have a featured dance on stage this time …
Having taken orders beforehand – complicated by having had the previous Phab cancelled due to snow, a delegation went to collect our order.
The previous Noodle Night, and the one before that, our order had been very neatly labelled, but we must have picked a busy night. The boxes had been marked with numbers from their menu, but many of the numbers had not survived the journey to the church, leaving us with some detective work to do !
Fortunately we got them right and everyone enjoyed their meal.
Due to the snow and the expected transport disruption there will be no Phab on Friday 2nd March 2018.
We hope George will be able to Zumba with us another time, meanwhile wrap up well and stay safe.
Robin had carefully prepared his quiz. This time being well up on the full range of Star Wars movies would have been an advantage, and we did manage to do quite well on that. Unfortunately my knowledge of Gladiators, was limited to having seen the trailers, but Sarah boosted our team’s score significantly on that one, so we ended up in equal first place !
All the teams shared the chocolatey rewards.
We had card games in the John Wesley Room and Hockey in the Hall, thus suiting those of contemplative and active dispositions.
We had stacks of pancakes, and a wide selection of fillings, bananas, chocolate sauce, squirty cream, golden syrup and, of course, lemons and sugar.
Some of the more adventurous tried pancakes with avocado – well worth the risk of trying something new !
We decorated bags, made mobiles, and decorated transparent sheets.
These butterflies will look lovely attached to a window with the sun streaming through them – if we have any sun – which seems a distant memory in this gloomy February.
What could be better than a little creative activity to raise our spirits.
We livened up our normal club meeting with a game of Boccia in the Hall at Wesley Memorial Church.
Our custom made Boccia ramp ( a piece of guttering) is visible in the foreground.
We cooked our own Christmas Dinner this year, using both kitchens at Wesley Memorial. Several kind volunteers peeled potatoes, carrots, parsnips and sprouts, kept an eye on the real Christmas pudding kindly made for us, and – supervised by Mary – made sure everything went into ovens or onto stoves at the right time.
Helen organised games to keep everyone entertained.
We were very pleased to be joined by some of the members of Wesley Memorial Church who have supported us over the years.
We also have some non-chocolate prizes for those who non-chocolate eaters.
The game is sociable, provides practice in recognising numbers, and for those of us who are learning BSL, an opportunity to practice signing numbers.