This year's London reunion was held at the Royal Garden Hotel
in Kensington. Numbers attending were slightly down on last year, but the enthusiasm was
overwhelming. This year we thought it was time we had a sit down affair, so we had drinks from
12pm till 1pm allowing for people from afar to arrive, then we had a sitdown buffet which turned
out to be just what was needed for our poor legs until 3pm.
The venue was in an extrememly elegant room, we had circular tables with lovely starched
tableclothes and the staff was helpful and very pleasant. The food was tasty and plentiful and
we all had a great time catching up with our friends who came from Europe, Egypt and the UK.
We missed our friends from N. America, but hope next year this will be rectified.
We will aim for May again next year, most probably at the same venue, in plenty of time
before the rush for the Olympics and hope that many of you will be able to attend as
these gatherings seem to confirm how closely knit we are, as Eddie Yaghdjian wrote
in 2005 after a Cape Cod ESC Reunion, "by mutual affection, esteem and respect".
following OG/OB's attended:
Janet and John Garrod
Guido Castro x2
Guy and Lisa Mosery
Fanny and Tony Smith
Bill and Christine Kemp
Susie Jaffet (Castro) x2
Eileen Hall x2
Taki and Leila Raissi
Naomi and David Bassett
George Kardouche x2
Nabila Harris x2
Nando and Antonella Durante