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Friday 16 December 2011
1900-2250
Social: Cinema Trip, Sherlock
5 present: Neil Ault, Ash Freeman, Michael Jones, Zac McGrath, Callum O'Brien
We planned last week to see the movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows in the cinema tonight, but only Zac and Callum OB turned up for it. We collected Neil from his house in Plympton and arrived in plenty of time for the 8pm showing in Vue’s Screen 10 which is now fully digital.

The film was similar to the first of the series in many ways, entertaining enough but in a style that didn’t suit everyone. We left at 10.25 and after dropping Neil home we drove back for 10.50 or so. Ash and Zac played a trick on Callum OB, pretending they had thrown his hat out of the car window: he was not amused when he realised it was all a trick and he had got angry for nothing.

Sunday 18 December 2011
1015-1315
Morning ride: DartingtonWintry showers and sunny spells, 5°
5 present: Ash Freeman, Jerry Johnson, Michael Jones, Zac McGrath, Callum O'Brien
Zac, Jerry, Callum and Ash at the Cider Press Centre, Dartington
We left around 10.45 and rode along Colston Road as planned. At Dartington we called in to the Cranks vegetarian restaurant: Zac got coffee cake and tea, Ash and Michael had hot chocolates and Jerry and Callum didn’t buy anything at all. After an enjoyable time there Callum bought chips from the new Venus café and ate them on the way home.

Nobody felt like extending the ride, which was understandable considering the weather, so we took the cycle path back up to Huxham’s Cross, dropped down to Staverton Bridge and then returned home via Abham for around 1.15.

Friday 23 December 2011
1900-2200
Social: Badminton
4 present: Ash Freeman, Callum Freeman, Michael Jones, Callum O'Brien
Both Callum and Jerry wanted to do badminton as previously agreed. We got to Ivybridge for 8pm and had a good hour playing games on two courts – Ash wasn’t on good form tonight so Michael’s team won most of the games. We finished the evening with games of Halo at Crofters.

Friday 30 December 2011
1900-2200
Social: Christmas Social
6 present: Lawrence Buttress, Ash Freeman, Callum Freeman, Jerry Johnson, Michael Jones, Callum O'Brien
The youngsters played Halo together for the first hour, then Michael organised a music quiz with rounds on Christmas songs, movies, TV shows and games. Ash’s team (Ash, Callum O’B and Lawrence won today.

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