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Twixmas and New Year on the Isle of Wight with Derek, Colin, Faye, Roni, Jen, Guy & Wendy

We all met up at Brockenhurst and had lunch in one of our favourite pubs. We even had time for a game of skittles. On arriving at our hotel we all had complimentary drinks and mince pies.
We had very good food and also a great choice of meals. Our waiter & waitress were very nice too.
There was plenty of time to relax at our resort, but also many activities to participate in.
Trips were taken in our minibus around the island and we saw beautiful countryside and some lovely villages.
There was great entertainment in the evenings. The rock and roll group was absolutely fabulous and we had fun with the comedians. All the entertainment was excellent. As always, we danced till we dropped….well almost! Late nights were every night for most, but occasionally others would retire a little earlier.
Christmas day was similar to when at home. We start the day by opening presents and have the usual turkey dinner with crackers and silly hats etc…..loads of fun and laughs along the way!
We made use of the games room and played snooker, table tennis, bowling, darts and some board games.
Welly wanging took place and we all had a go….it was great fun.
Ten-pin bowling was something we all enjoyed and Roy won in his group and Kathleen won hers (even with a broken wrist). Colin’s group beat Derek’s group in their contest!! Amusements were something that some of our group enjoyed at the bowling alley.
Some lunches were taken out and we even had a cream tea.
Trips were taken to the monkey & owl sanctuary. It was nice to have a guided tour which helped us to understand more about each group of monkeys. One of our groups even had the chance to stroke some of the owls!
A steam train ride was for some. It is nice going back in time. We all had a good time. That night there was a big party and we sang and danced and saw out the old and in with the New Year!
Eventually it was time to set off on our journey home. As usual, we found nice country pubs and had lunch.

Thanks & Happy New Year to all

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