This week at The Potters House Penketh, we had all five of the parties that we give each Christmas for our art groups.
They are fun!
The Tuesday evening gang have been together for ages.
Possibly fifteen years for some of them.
So it's a bit of a mad time, and they always contribute yummy food .
They finish off the ceramics that they hope Alan will fire in time for them to give as presents...he usually does even when it means working through to midnight and beyond.
Then we party!
I always make a big batch of mince pies.
and two hot mulled drinks.
One "frolicky" and the other " non-frolicky".
.........thinking of the drivers.
I bought these Russian tea glass covers when I lived in Folkestone many years ago.
To a girl from Belfast, it was a dream to be able to hop on a train and be in London in less than an hour.
So I trawled the streets looking for little unusual shops selling goods from all over the world.
Bruce was one of the first to come to the group.
Watch out Alan...he's a very good potter now!
Maureen in the foreground has also been coming a long time.
And others have joined over the years.
Quick ...get one of those M. 'n' S goodies before they all go!
Done and dusted for another year.