Barbecue at Simon and Sarah's house

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.
DSC00401This 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's 30th Birthday Party

Danny kindly invited Oxford Phab to his 30th Birthday Party at The Gladiator Club
DSC00187Phab members clubbed together to get him a voucher towards a Fitbit.
DSC00188We bought him some other goodies as well.
DSC00190Which he put with his other presents from friends and relatives.
DSC00189Phab members at the partyDSC00192There was good food, and a really good disco, which got us up on the floor (but was not good for pictures !)

Oriental Buffet at Oxy at the Kassam Stadium

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.
20160520_214404Replete after our meals !

Church Partnership Party

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.

Phab South East Fun Weekend – Friday

Off in our minibus to Chichester for a Phab South East Fun Weekend
wp-1448019383343Going round Oxford and Abingdon, loading
wp-1448030483893Lunch at MacDonalds
We checked in to the hotel,  and unpacked in our rooms, and then it was time for the ice breaker activity.
wp-1448046301620Mingling 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.
wp-1448051711914During the meal we were entertained by an excellent singer.
20151120_210200The 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.

Meal at Oxy

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.
imageHowever you can tell we enjoyed it.
imageOnly a little desert left