Summary Dec. 2, 2014 meeting

Greetings!

Our Christmas tea / Nicholas Nickleby December meeting held Dec. 2nd was a huge success thanks to the hard work of so many enthusiastic participants. The switch from the Westmount Library to my home (due to a last minute municipal strike) turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Charlotte’s exquisite holiday decorations and Sylvia’s Christmas music set the mood. Our bakers surpassed themselves with melt in your mouth fudge, mince tarts, mini gingerbread men, chocolate cake, mandlebroit, chocolate peanut clusters, lemon and shortbread cookies and the most decadent selection of squares ever. We had party sandwiches, noodle kugel, veggies and dip and hot potato latkes with applesauce and sour cream. Our feast was washed down with wine and hot cinnamon cider. Margaret entertained us with her telling of the story “The Forbidden Child” by Leon Garfield and I read my short story"Figgy pudding". We finally reviewed Chapters 9-24 of Nicholas Nickleby. Our lively discussion was capped off with the singing of Christmas and Chanukah songs with Timmy accompanying us on the piano! Many thanks to everyone for the toasts, wonderful baking and holiday cheer. We even raised $75.00 for the Tiny Tim Fund in generous donations! Wishing you all a happy holiday season!

Some photos of the events can be seen at “The Christmas Tea 2014

Ellie
P.S. Thanks to everyone for your very kind gift for Erin, Sam and the babies!!! It is so very appreciated!!!