We were invited, and very happy to go, to Banbury Phab’s Halloween Disco. As well as a disco they served burgers and hot dogs.
They also had a Halloween themed fancy dress competition and two of our members, entering as a team, came second !
Simon and Sarah made us very welcome at their barbecue, with tasty burgers, sausages, chicken, vegetarian sausages etc, as well as snacks, salads and drinks. Simon had put up two gazebos, and had an array of chairs, and some folding tables, as well as stringing lights round the garden to illuminate the scene as darkness fell.
As we are now into the holiday season quite a few people were away, but the 16 who were there enjoyed getting together to eat and chat.
This is towards the end when the remains of the food, and the grill have been packed away, but before the flurry of activity which sees gazebos, folding chairs and all the other essentials of an outdoor event packed neatly and stored, TARDIS-like in Simon’s shed.
Oxford Phab is now on a summer break, but we look forward to getting together again in September.
Danny kindly invited Oxford Phab to his 30th Birthday Party at The Gladiator Club
Phab members clubbed together to get him a voucher towards a Fitbit.
We bought him some other goodies as well.
Which he put with his other presents from friends and relatives.
Phab members at the partyThere was good food, and a really good disco, which got us up on the floor (but was not good for pictures !)
Oxy Oriental do a very varied buffet at the Kassam, and had reserved a large area near the buffet for us, which we needed as there were about 30 of us there. Unfortunately I was too busy chatting and eating to take a picture until very near the end. Since not all of our group had been able to go to Avon Tyrrell there was a lot of catching up to do.
Replete after our meals !
Phab were invited to the church party which was held in Cowley Road Methodist Church.
Which People do we recognise ?
There were quizzes on Flags, People, and Streets of Oxford, as well as games for all ages
After the quizzes we had a plentiful supper, some singing and then a barn dance, before it was time to go home. A huge thank you to the congregation of Cowley Road Methodist Church for making us so welcome.
Off in our minibus to Chichester for a Phab South East Fun Weekend
Going round Oxford and Abingdon, loading
Lunch at MacDonalds
We checked in to the hotel,Â and unpacked in our rooms, and then it was time for the ice breaker activity.
Mingling in the bar, trying to find people Chelsea supporters and people who are allergic to cats. A good icebreaker as there are people from all over the South East here.
During the meal we were entertained by an excellent singer.
The meals at the hotel were good – here we have reached the coffee stage, still enjoying the entertainment.
This was followed by more chatting and entertainment until people drifted off to bed.
Sharing a meal together is always popular at Oxford Phab and Oxy Oriental is a favourite because they have a wide selection, mostly Oriental – as you would expect from the name, but varied enough to be able to avoid very salty or spicy food – and a reasonable selection of vegetarian dishes.
The problem with blogging about going for a buffet meal with Phab is that by the time you have fetched food for those who can’t fetch their own, and eaten yourself, everyone has finished and there is no sign of the food we have enjoyed.
However you can tell we enjoyed it.
Only a little desert left