Here is Lonmay Public Hall. Built in the 1800s. The Dawn Patroller took these pics this morning.
Not very pretty is it?
The following two photos are taken at the end whilst waiting for the scores. I have seen the signs saying tray bakes, but always assumed they were cakes etc that had been baked on a tray.
Well, no, you actually get a tray groaning with home bakes. Scottish pancakes, scones, little cakes, petit fours? Plus tea and coffee.
There was an extremely good turn out. All the tables were full. Quite a good spread of ages although the older end were in the majority.
Cars were parked all over the place. Field gates, the entrance to the cemetery was blocked, but I doubt anyone would want to go in there in the dark, double parking, but who cares. We could have walked I guess. But I would still be there if we had. And everyone, but us, had a torch. No street lighting in rural Aberdeenshire. Good. Note to self - add to already full handbag - one wind up torch.
We came home and had yet more coffee, me more beer. The vermin patrol were on high alert as the mouse from B&Q (see previous post) had moved from dining room to sitting room behind a book shelf.
This morning I found a dead, very skinny mouse in the sitting room. Il mort.
Minerva McGonagall subsequently pointed out another live one in the utility. We managed to get that one outside and alive.
We are currently quizzing Puzzle as we strongly suspect him of bringing them in alive as he hasnt quite got the nous for going in for the kill. A bit thick. Certainly wouldnt come third in a quiz.
The Dawn Patroller, Moi, Mike and Kerry. Kerry is not asleep - she is looking smug as we came joint third.
It was a really good, fun night, enjoyed by all.