Our annual Brunch took place on a rather hot sunny Sunday. Unfortunately a number of invited guests could not attend because of previous commitments. Next year we must remember to send out the invitations earlier!
The arriving guests were greeted with the usual glass of red Sekt (German bubbly). Ann has prepared plenty of food and having just returned from Germany drink supply was more than adequate. Due to the hot weather, however, most guests preferred cold non-alcoholic drinks to alcoholic ones. That, nevertheless, did not dampen the mood of our friends and neighbours at the brunch.
Preparing for the party: freeing the furniture of guano ...
... cleaning the Biergarten ...
... Ann taking the last cake out of the oven
Anne, Douglas, Alan, Ann, Sue and Pete in the glare of the sun. The ladies are still clutching their welcoming drink but the men have already changed over to beer.
David, Ron, George, Alice and Susan prefer the shade of the ‘Biergarten’.
Others prefer the shade of the acer: Roger, Ingrid, Su and Graham, with Maureen and Judy out of the picture on the right.
Is that a rival photographer? It must be Terry lurking in the shadows!
In the meantime Ann has prepared the buffet.
The head butler is prepared for some serious drinking
Carole, Ken, Jo, John and Val have already tucked in.
Maureen, Judy, Sheila, Sandra, Michael, Roger, Ingrid and Su under the acer have also joined in.
The whole company is munching away now.
Ann’s desserts seem to have found favour.
Chris and Gail have joined the party.
After the meal one can relax with a drink and have a good chinwag.
There is time even for a little snooze.
Ann is explaining one of the secrets of history. Val seems more than just sceptical.
Sorry, ladies, for interrupting your conversation!
Ann is showing her flowers on the terrace to her relatives.
Some of the guests saying goodbye
The group with the greatest endurance