Reports on Events in 2020
Chilli Banana, Macclesfield - 23 February
A group of 27 MADYSS members and families went on the annual outing to the Chilli Banana last Sunday. Of course, we were all saddened by the news of George Higginson's unexpected death and both George and Lee-Anne were uppermost in our thoughts.
We all enjoyed the delicious buffet which included all the renowned Thai specialities. The only complaint we had was that no one told us when to stop eating! So we all ate too much. The meal was completed with lovely desserts and coffee. The service was excellent as usual and we were made to feel very welcome. The restaurant even offered vegetarian and other dietary specialities to those who requested them.
The social side of the event was just as successful. By 1.30 pm we had all finished our meal. Yet an hour later everyone was still in their place having lively conversations. It was lovely to see Roger Snelling at the lunch. We were sorry that Pat wasn't well enough to join us. We all sent her our love. A very enjoyable outing indeed. Thank you Kay and Monica for arranging it.
Ten-pin Bowling - 21st January - by Lesley John
Eighteen members met at Lyme Green Bowling Alley just after 2.30 pm. After we had registered and some had changed into the correct footwear, we spilt into three teams of six and had two games of bowling. The time passed very quickly with every one supporting each other through the highs and the lows.
Ike would like to say how pleasant it was to see so many disabled members, some in wheelchairs, competing and equalling or even beating the score of the more able-bodied ones.
Thank you also to the fitter members for assisting those who required help. This is what MADYSS is all about.
Post Bowling Meal - by Ike Karnon
About 20 of us gathered at the Rising Sun for a meal after the bowling. No, we did not fall out with the Flower Pot, it is closed for refurbishment. Everyone was in a good mood following the very successful bowling match. We were well looked after by the staff at the Rising Sun and had a variety of dishes, which at £10.99 for two was excellent value.
Some concern was expressed about the ability of Gary Yearsley to drive home. He had a huge mushroom and ale pie which must have put him over the limit.
Gary Higgins came on his own, managed perfectly well both at the bowling and the meal, and while most of us were ready for bed, he proceeded to go and watch Macclesfield Town draw with Crewe. A very pleasant ending to a most enjoyable afternoon.