Maldon Life Editorial December 2015

Saturday November 21st saw our last quiz night of 2015 when we finally said goodbye to Sue and Mike who have now retired from running them after a great many years. Whilst we are sad to see them go, they assure me they will still be coming along to participate whenever they can. Meanwhile thank you once more to them both, for all of their efforts and lengthy commitment to the centre. It is much appreciated.


It was a busy night for quizzers with plenty of teams of teams turning up and battling throughout the 10 rounds of questions. It was close fought with a team of newcomers eventually winning the prizes. Yes “New to Maldon” did themselves proud, dropping very few points and fighting off all the competition.  Me? I was just happy our team didn't come last, we’re not called the Underachievers for nothing!


As usual it was great fun with Kevin Briggs our excellent quizmaster providing some challenging questions and pictures. It's an excellent evening and being close to Xmas, everyone took along lots of goodies to eat and drink which made it even more enjoyable than usual, if a little full up.


We have a full programme of dates for 2016 with our first quiz of the year due to be held at the beginning of  in February, we’ll give you all the dates in the January edition when you have new diaries and calendars to hand. Alternatively you can check the website for details if you prefer to get them earlier.


The next big event in our calendar is on Sunday 6th December when we have the 2015 Children's Xmas party. Tickets have been sold out since October so it's maximum numbers once again for Lisa and David who year on year put on this extravaganza for local children. Santa has once again agreed to come; despite his extremely busy schedule he will be very busy handing out presents to all of the children attending. Hopefully we'll have some good photographs to show you next month of the party.


With Xmas on its way it's easy to lose yourself in the rush of getting everything prepared for those few days, buying xmas gifts for friends and family, and making lists of food and goodies you want to have available to en joy for your families Xmas festivities.  Afterwards, when you've enjoyed yourself, eaten too much and are thinking of making resolutions for the New year. “don't forget to have a look and see what's on at your local community centre, there's something there for everyone”.  Have a lovely Christmas, see you next year!