Saturday, December 14, 2013

Stop Press:
A message has just arrived from Ewan Clayton.
Gemma Black has recorded an interview which will go out on Radio New Zealand National this Saturday 14th at about 13.10 NZ time. The programme is called 'This way up' Slices of life for curious minds!

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

What a Merry Christmas party we had, Jan had us on the go all night and we laughed and laughed. Firstly we had a “Christmas Card - Lucky Dip” (see photo below). The aroma of the festive food and a drink couldn't be denied, and we celebrated our Christmas table. Afterwards back into it with a challenge of writing out the words “Merry Christmas” (photo below) with our left hand. There were a few who took short cuts and wrote “Merry Xmas”. A design student won first prize and her name was Kate. We then had to put two puzzles together, Jan had bought them at the $2 shop - plain white (jigsaw cut out pattern) (see photos below) and she had written calligraphic words all over them, that was a lot of fun. We had some pictograms puzzles and the one that got us all was the “circles under the eyes”. Kate our bright spark won that also. On to a quiz where everyone had to bring a question and believe me that it was hard - I only got three right, Rose Browning got eight correct and won the prize. There were about 14 of us in total, regretfully Anne Briden left before we took the photos. Merry Christmas one and all.  
Report from Dale-Cormack Pearson - thank you very much Dale.
Left handed lettering and calligraphy jigsaw puzzle. 
Selection of hand made Christmas Cards.