A Time to be Merry


A Time to be Merry

It was an evening of fun, food and frolicks at Hertfordshire Speakers club on Monday 19th December, the last meeting of 2016.

President Davina Malcolm got the evening off to a great start with a Christmas themed quiz.  The questions thrilled and intrigued us and kept the small teams of competitors racking their brains for answers. Robert, Claire and Hazel were the winners and were rewarded with a box of mince pies.

The quiz was followed by the well-known team game, ‘Call My Bluff’, where we had to guess whose explanation of obscure words was correct. There were some amazing explanations for such words as Callipgian and Zarf.

The eagerly anticipated break at around 20:45 lived up to expectations. There was an array of festive treats and drinks that were generously provided by fellow members.  We mingled as we ate and drank and shared stories about our plans for Christmas.

After the break, the fun continued with storytelling cubes.  Peter Ford got the game started in hilarious style and each person then rolled the dice and built on the story.  The laughs continued until the end of the third round.


The formal part of the evening finished with a cracking Table Topics session led by Elizabeth Jordan. The theme was ‘Christmas Crackers’, and each speaker had to pull a cracker and answer a related question.

The evening ended with hugs and handshakes and exchange of wishes for a Happy Xmas and New Year.

Our first meeting of the New Year will be on Monday 16th January 2017. Look forward to seeing you there.

Seasons Greetings to everyone!

Elizabeth Jordan