Sheila Reed keeping up the tradition started with her late husband Bobby (Rivaz 4-47) hosted her annual lunch at her lovely home in Barford on a bright but nippy day. There were 25 people in all, including her family who have become intergrated with the OCA. Sheila’s daughter Jancis provided a delicious selection of home-made puddings to set off the rest of the feast.
OCs and wives present were ‘Jogi’ Chahal and Dorothy, Ian Johnson and Barbara.Raj Lamba, ‘Bambi’ Maljumdar and Susan, Gay Niblett, John Phillips and Catherine, Peter Stringer and Maggie, Paddy Singh and Daniela, and Brian Moray and Pru.
The men were kept away from their wives to save blushes from the intimate conversations, not to mention the jokes flowing from the conservatory where the ladies were gathered. Or was it the other way around-my short term memory leaves me doubtful…
Suffice to say that, with the ready flow of wine and beer, a great time was had by all. Those having to travel by car left in the evening, the others returned next morning for a farewell ‘coffee and buns’. All looked forward to meeting up again at the Bombay Brasserie in London on Saturday 29th June.
Our sincere thanks to Sheila and her family for their kindness, hospitality and the superb organization, which makes this such a delightful precursor to the AGM at the end of June,