T.A.R.T.S. Night Out
In keeping with what has now become a tradition, the TARTS had their Christmas night out last Tuesday the 3rd December.
After our disappointing meal last year, we change the venue to Birkhill Inn better known as the Birkie Inn. The food this year was very good and helped to make up for our disappointment last year.
We made it early in the month so as to avoid the crowded parties that happens near the 25th , which worked out very well as we were the only party in, resulting in excellent service and attentive without being pushy.
There were 11 in the party, myself, Ally, Len, Dave and our wives, Duncan and then there was Bob. Now for weeks he had been telling us that he was bringing a partner but would not elaborate any further so we were all waiting to see this mysterious partner, or perhaps he was just pulling our legs, but right on time being the last to arrive we were introduced to Barbara, and I must say she was much better looking than Duncan.
The evening started of very well for Sheila and me as Dave and Liz came and picked us up, this meant that for the first time I was able to have a drink and celebrated by enjoying a gin and tonic.
It is a credit to all drivers there that not one had anything other than soft drinks all night.
After the main meal, just before coffee, the table was changed around allowing all the ladies to group together and men to get into a huddle, I don’t think I have to tell you what the main centre of conversation was, no not that, shooting.
We spent a very pleasant and sociable evening saying goodnight about 10 o’clock.
You see there is life in the old TARTS yet.
To those members we do not see on behalf of the TARTS I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year