Yorky’s Christmas party
for the orphaned Children suffering with HIV.
This event was organized
by the UK Club of Pattaya. The president is Ron Hall.
||This is what it's all about. One of my special
That morning I had been having trouble with sending
email and also the day before. I use two servers and both were giving me the
same problem, just returning anything I sent. So using pure logic I guessed
that the problem was outside but if you experience such a problem it’s
usually sorted within a day and doesn’t normally run into the next day. I
tried the phone and as you well know that can be bad enough in the west but
here with the language difference it’s just about impossible. Time was
running short as I had to get to the party for the children so I decided to
drop into the local server’s office down on Pattaya 3rd road to
see what they had to say for themselves despite the fact the problem seemed
to be cured before I left. Thinking that while I was there I could pay the
bill and save a further visit. My problem with the email was nation wide,
don’t ask what, who knows somebody flicked a switch they shouldn’t have I
guess. Also I was too early to pay my bill as well so that was a good start
to the day!
||Eileen, Normans wife in the yellow top sorting
Not to worry, I was off to collect my friend Tony
for a late breakfast before the festivities started. When I arrived he was
just finishing listing some of his items on Ebay. That taken care of and we
were of to Yorky's on the Jomtiem Beach Road. The proprietors of Yorkies are
Norman and Eileen. Norman is a Yorkshire butcher who makes and distributes
sausages, pie’s and all else that you associate with a first class butcher.
Unfortunately on this day he was absent due to business pressures having to
make a trip to Bangkok, so Eileen was in sole charge of the proceedings and
a very good job she did.
few songs they must be kept busy learning them all.
think Santa Clause has been on one of the diets that I get adverts for
at least 10 times very day.
Both Tony and myself started off with a large
English breakfast, number two, which has beans instead of tomatoes. Very
good it is too. Very soon afterwards, everyone arrived with George leading
the way. Unfortunately Fr, G couldn’t attend as he was very busy preparing
for the opening of the new building on the 16th of December.
However there where eight new faces, student nurses from Utah in the States.
The Children soon settled down to a delicious meal of fried chicken and the
trimmings. One of my little friends decided that she wanted to sit next to
me and gave some of the nurses a little concern that she was bothering other
customers, “Not so” I said “she is my special friend and she come to see me
every time I turn up at one of these events.”
The young lady's in the for ground are trainee nurses from Utah.
Soon it was
time for Santa to arrive looking very much like he could do with a few of
Yorky’s breakfasts. However that was no trouble for the children. For sure
you could warm your hands on their smiles as they received their individual
gifts. There was much excitement and glee and that’s just how it should be.
They gave us all a very good rendition of a few Christmas carols which I
only wish I could have recorded for you. One day I will get around to that.
My friend Tony in the white shirt to the let of the photo.
All the eating and presents done it was off to the
beach just across the road. I didn’t stick my toe in myself but it if was a
little chilly they didn’t show it having a delightful time with old tyre
That's what I call a Christmas Party.
At that time
I had to leave to collect my young boy, Black, from school.