Foxglove Christmas Party

Thursday, December 14th 2017

Members of Foxglove Covert's Management Team, Reserve Managers past and present, volunteers and guests entered into the festive spirit at the annual Christmas Party held yesterday evening at Wathgill.  The evening started with a very testing quiz based on the Reserve, which had several sections including identifying species and locations found at Foxglove Covert, solving anagrams of the names of species, a wordsearch and even a spot of Maths based on facts related to wildlife.

The four-course meal was appreciated by everyone, although there was sometimes a question of whether attempts to lend a hand might prove the old saying of "Too many cooks..." correct.  But it didn't go unnoticed that the Management Group helped serve the meal and collect dishes at the end of each course.  The skills of the chef were outstanding with the main concern for some being not the quality but the quantity of the excellent food.

 

At the start of the meal, entertainment was provided by the Serenity Duo, who lived up to their promise of starting quietly and building their sound as the evening wore on.  They took a short break to enjoy the meal before running through a string of favourite songs until the quiz results were announced and the raffle was drawn.  Congratulations have to go to the Hayden family who showed their knowledge of Foxglove and its wildlife by consistently being among the highest scorers for each section of the quiz.

 

The commemoration of Foxglove Covert's 25th anniversary was marked by a celebratory cake.  At that point, most felt they couldn't eat any more, so pieces of cake were taken home by everyone.  The anniversary was also marked by a book of photos of the Reserve during its 25 years, presented to Tony to mark his efforts in establishing the Reserve over that period.  Both the cake and the book were donated by Elizabeth who had also done much of the work in bringing everything together to make the evening such a success.

Sadly, while everyone had a really good time, our thoughts were with Elizabeth who had not been able to come along for the evening due to illness, with a bad cough and a cold.  We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her (and Lottie) at Foxglove very soon.

 


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