After a two-year gap due to Covid, it was good to be back with the traditional Cannons Xmas Lunch. This event has always been held at the historic and iconic Coliseum – sadly it has closed for good. Opening in 1921 this year would have been its centenary. A great shame for a building that should have been granted heritage status and so we settled for Hucks Cafe in Bangsar – a very chic and comfortable place for the 12 of us attending the food and service was first rate respect was paid to the Fallen Cannons within an upstanding toast – now 12 on the list sadlyThe traditional madness with novelties was not appropriate at such a venue – but this did not prevent the two virgins Andy Morrow and Neil Fenwick being inducted to the Cannons Hall Of Fame in a suitable manner and there were crackers all around and Andy was also the proud winner of bringing the crappiest bottle of wine – some sort of mangosteen nonsense from Sarawak – and he was fined accordingly. And as the beer and wine flowed so did the jokes and general revelry merry time was had by all.
Our Loose Cannons Christmas lunch was again a very lively time together. Now in Huck’s Cafe, in Bangsar, as the Colisseum was sadly closed down. We were with a group of 13, with 2 virgins, Neil and Andrew, who were inaugurated first. Andrew commemorated the Loose Cannons who departed from us, and Jan had a short look back on the crazy and extraordinary year, 2021 has been. The Loose Cannons played only 6.5 months out of 12 due to the various restrictions we had in the country. For various reasons the Loose Cannons group is getting smaller and smaller, but that didn’t have any effect on the good atmosphere, jokes, and songs we had on Friday. Well-fed, with a good quality lunch (even the salmon…..!) and good, and less good wines, we went home again at 4. A very good tradition, which we certainly want to continue.
Andrew, a big thank you for organizing this together with Ricardo.
Jan van Driel
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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL LC MEMBERS IN MALAYSIA AND ALL OVER THE WORLD EXTENDED TO ALL YOUR FAMILIES AND CLOSEST FRIENDS. HAPPINESS, FRIENDSHIP, AND MOST IMPORTANT LOTS OF HEALTH. STAY SAFE AND SEE YOU ALL IN 2022.