The Post House
- Bexley -
Friday night 24th March 2000
There were a couple of early arrivals Eleanor, Denise,
Penny and Ann and they went straight to their rooms or joined each other for a
coffee and a chat. When Eileen and Valerie
arrived they, of course, went straight to the bar and were shortly followed by Denise.
Linda was next and she and Eileen decided to go get
Penny. They recognised her at once walking down the corridor and then
picked up Eleanor and they went back to the bar. It was getting emotional
already and it was only 7.00pm!
Unfortunately Shirley was ill and would not be
able to attend and Nicky was stuck in Milan of all
places! She'd remembered Linda's phone number and phoned Ron to tell
him. What she thought Ron could do about the problem one can only imagine!
Shortly after Jackie arrived amongst lost of
hugs and screams and then Janet appeared and so did Maureen
with her daughter, Dawn. Joan made an entrance when her
husband dropped her off. She thought she might not be recognised!!!
Then Dorothy arrived having come all the way from Gloucester
on the train after work.
They eventually adjourned to the restaurant and the staff tried
to get them to order. So much nattering was going on that there
was some doubt as to whether they'd get their orders in by midnight.
However, meals were ordered and they sort-of settled down.
The Janice arrived prompting more greetings all round
and then, lo and behold Nicky pitched up much to everyone's surprise.
The little jet-setter had somehow managed to get from Milan to
Bexley in an evening!
After coffee the hotel management were persuaded (against their
better judgement) to let us borrow a small room to enable us to view the video of the 1958
School Fete - starring Dorothy and Janet among other older girls. The noise
from this room during the viewing was phenomenal!! You'd think the whole
school was in the room during a swimming gala! We lost track of how many
times we'd seen the three minute film and then went back to the lounge for a nightcap and
eventually hit the sack around 2.00am
At breakfast there was still a lot of talking to be done and then
in the lounge, once we'd all checked out, there seemed to be even more.
So much so that we did not take our leave till about 1.00pm - the hotel must have thought
we were stopping another night! The goodbyes took forever
The next meeting will be in the same place overnight -
Friday 15th March 2002 - details will be sent out probably with the
Christmas cards but I'd prefer to have all your email addresses in case there's an update!