We arrived at Rufforth at 12.30pm on Thursday, (John’s Birthday) after a trouble free journey from home. Ian was wandering around looking rather lost under his extra large umbrella in the rain. We couldn’t get into the building until 1pm. It was very cold but no snow. Geoff & Roy almost arrived together. Once we had access to the building we all helped Ian & Linda to carry in the equipment they had brought for the rally. We all had electric hook up which was good.
On Friday Derek arrived and later that day Phil came with his son Jack. They had travelled up from Kent. Linda put on pie pea & chips for evening supper which was very nice. Ian had brought a box of dominos which started off with double nine. He had bought it at a charity shop in Ripon and thought it would be something different. Because of this we all managed to get in on the game. We were seeing spots before our eyes by the time we had finished playing. On Saturday morning Roy went home. He just couldn’t keep warm even though he had his gas heater on and a warm air blower. Saturday evening we settled down to our Christmas dinner, after which Santa called in to give us our presents. It was a most memorable night. After one of Ian’s breakfast on Sunday morning we all helped to clear the hall, and then we packed up our vans and set off home. Geoff had to have a jump to get started. We all left for home together as the weather forecast wasn’t too good with snow on its way. We got home okay before the snow came down. We just hope that Phil and son Jack made it home alright?
Anne and I would just like to say we have had a brilliant year with the club we’ve made new friends and had lovely rallies to go to. We’re looking forward to doing it all again in 2011.
John & Anne