The members of the Aberdeen Book Club enjoyed a splendid Christmas lunch last week at the Kamdebo Stal in Aberdeen.
The Book Club was started about 13 years ago, and four of the original members are still part of the group. Unlike some more ‘serious’ book clubs, where all members read a copy of same book one month and discuss it in depth, the members of the Aberdeen group all pay in every month, and have a turn once a year to buy books of their choice. The ladies meet once a month, ostensibly to discuss the books read since the last meeting, but the refreshments provided by the hostess are always a key attraction too! Members then borrow the books that interest them. As the ladies have an age range from 35 to 87 and very varying tastes in books, this method works much better.
At the lunch, the ladies enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Hannelie and her team, and the unanimous verdict was that it was definitely better than risking life and limb on the busy N9 to eat in Graaff-Reinet!