President’s Blog Xmas Party

Xmas Night report 2014


A Grand Gathering of Howffers for the 2014 Xmas Party- Globe Inn

On the 15th December the Burns Howff club held its annual Xmas Party at the clubroom in the Globe Inn Dumfries. Sixteen hardy souls, dressed in a varied assortment of Daft Christmas Jumpers, Santa Hats and antlers enjoyed a rather tasty meal, washed down with house wine, finished off with fine port. Best jumper awarded retrospectively to Billy Graham with a cheeky little red number – strangest Santa Hat award went to David Miller who looked frighteningly like Osama Bin Laden. Best Antlers – George Templeton shared with Gordon Johnstone! Best Dressed Elf – Lee McQueen!!

Gifts were distributed from the Secret Santa Sack by Jane Broon (thinly disguised as Mrs Clause) and the company settled down to an evening of songs, poems, stories and general merriment. Excellent accordion music was provided by Lee McQueen, with Ian McIntyre and Godfrey contributing Guitar and vocal performances, which together with further contributions from Jim McCambley, Ken Cruickshanks, Gordon Johnstone and David Miller provided additional substance for an excellent evening’s entertainment. I would like to thank all who contributed and apologise to anybody who I have forgot. A great night in great company. Here’s to 2015!

John Clark