It's Christmas Already In The North!
Top photo: Sharon, Secretary, sells raffle tickets
The ESRA North Christmas Lunch is always overbooked weeks ahead.
This year the Christmas celebrations moved to a new venue, and members of ESRA North and their guests were not disappointed.The staff at Restaurant Can Joseph, on the Alcudia road out of Puerto Pollensa, were wonderful hosts, and made everyone particularly welcome. What an atmosphere! All the men's awful Christmas ties made an appearance, with glitz and lots of pretty frocks.(From the ladies!)
"The Minders" taking the money
A drink before dinner
Catering for nearly 130 English speaking guests is not an easy task, particularly when the guests expect a traditional English main course, with a whole turkey for each table, but Can Joseph produced the goods.
Social Secretary Brian Lowndes with host Joseph
What a carve up!
Diners were delighted with "the extras" too. There was an excellent raffle with some good prizes. John Sandford held his traditional table raffles for poinsettia plants (Does anyone really believe that John actually grows the plants on his balcony? I think not!) Entertainment was provided by the popular local singer Nicki Liles, and it did not take a long time for ESRA North members to get up from their tables after lunch to dance along with Nicki.
Nicki Liles entertains
With excellent food and wine, excellent entertainment and a great atmosphere, there were a lot of happy faces as people left to make their way home.
Towards the end of the dinner, ESRA North's Chair, Chris Maynard, had thanked people for attending and thanked her committee for all their hard work, but the people present knew that Chris and the Social Secretary Brian Lowndes, had made this event happen so successfully. Thank you.