Crystal Classics Christmas Party
25 January 2012
This year the Crystal Classics' Christmas Party was held at the Tithe Barn at Haselbury Mill, near Crewkerne, a beautiful building with a medieval feel. We decided to have another theme party, this year 'Fairytales and Pantomimes' which fitted in well with the style of the venue. Mad Hatters, Witches, Dwarfes and Pirates appeared from every nook and cranny.
The King and Queen of Hearts (Ian Bruce and Diana Schlegel) have a lot of fun at their X-Mas Party
It wasn't easy with that hook. Yours truly, Dave Whipp.
Steve and Christine Rust complete with a spell or two.
Dave and Audrey Lloyd
Simon Lawrence with Robin
Dave and Liz Hacker
Martin and Alison
Diana and Ian with three of the girls Jasmine, Gemma and Chloe from the the Crystal Courtyard
Audrey about to tuck in
Richard and Abigail Brommel with Diana Schlegel.
Chloe, Jasmine and Lucy
Eric Zwiebel (Sommelier at the Summer Lodge Hotel),
our very own wine connoisseur,
drinking in the atmosphere!
Joan and Jesse over from the USA with Mike Rumsey of the Natural History Museum, London and Sam
(Her wolf costume was completely handmade)
Dave Spiller and Anne
Could there be more frightening witches? Anne and Liz Hacker.
Sian and Audrey Lloyd discussing the proceedings.
Lucy Still, of the Crystal Courtyard hair and beauty salon.
The girls from East Coker Cafe taking a well earned break - Marylin, Anne, Penny
Lucy's Dad, Pete
Corrin and Rebecca
Tracy and Ed
Pengalli, Polo and Luke
Adie and Darren
Humphrey Hale of Wolf Minerals
Lucy's mum Sue, with Cliff
Steve Seymour Smith dressed for the Panto - mine.
Sorry Steve, had to use it!
Richard Bragg and his wife Rachel
Joan and Robin.
Gunther Hoppe and Amy.
John and Zeny Sharpe
Phil and Sian
Monique and Tim Woodhead
Jasmin and Tania of the Crystal Courtyard
Simon Harrison looking for that beverage I think
Jesse and Joan
Mineral Collector David Lucas
Liz trying to scare the youngsters (Austin, Amy and Gunther's son).
It won't work you know, Liz!
Bertie and Pengelli
Ed. Nearly there!!
Gunther, Amy and Austin.
Great legs, Tim!
The Girls from the the Crystal Courtyard
Don't look so surprised Martin!
Pete and Jenny as the...not so ugly sisters ?
Having had a few drinks and aperatifs the smell of hog Roast was particularly eagerly awaited and a queue soon began to form.
The queue for the hog roast
A few satisfied punters filling their dinner plates
Some still waiting to join the queue.
Audrey and Dave Lloyd with Anne and Dave Spiller
A mottly crew: In the background Tim and Monique and (seated, from the left) Steve Seymour-Smith, Robin, Humphrey, Ed and Tracy and Dave Whipp all of us waiting to join in the banquet.
At another table the three lasses from our local highly acclaimed Cafe in East Coker, Marylin, Anne and Penny with Ali and Martin at the back with Steve and Chris Rust and Richard and his wife Rachel..... Looks like they got in there early!
View of the tithe barn
The medieval ceiling
What will next year bring.....?
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