Mountain Christmas, July 2016
Every second year we hold a Dylan Mountain Christmas luncheon in July. 2016 was the third occasion for us to hold it at the Grand View Hotel, Wentworth Falls, in the hope of coinciding with an unlikely cold snap and at least a few snowflakes.
(clockwise from far left): Dan, Sharyn, Mike, Jenny, Annie, Myfanwy, Eirwen, Carole and Griff
We didn't get as many diners as on the two previous occasions, but the event was every bit as successful, with the excellent Christmas lunch and the festive atmosphere appreciated by all the guests.
Central table, clockwise from left: Bill, Rob, Jane, Kay, Noel, Helen, Lorraine, Jacqueline
Some travelled by train to the nearby station while others drove directly to the hotel and many of us were able to enjoy a coffee in the sunny, well-furnished lounge room before the meal.
Clive reciting A Child's Christmas in Wales
Once again, the quality of the meal met or surpassed everyon's expectations. Afterwards, Clive recited A Child's Christmas in Wales followed by some Christmas thoughts of Gwyn Thomas and a winter poem of Vernon Watkins. Dan Lewis read Tangmalangaloo to provide an Australian Christmas flavour.
Dan reading Tangmalangaloo
In 2017 we will once again have The Outing at a similar time of year, with the Mountain Christmas returning in 2018.