This is the December 2017 Report of the Leicestershire Speakers Club

Our December meeting saw Leicestershire Speakers following tradition. After the formalities of our business meeting, it was time for some light-heartedness, one ought to say, serious fun.

The titles for the impromptu speeches were associated with Christmas. The result was hilarious.

John Baron, who can hardly be described as being green, was a Brussel Sprout. Planted out in May, nurtured to grow quite tall, being alarmed when little bumps grew along his slender stem. Clearly, John was very cruelly treated:  bumps plucked from (without anaesthesia), being stripped of his outer leaves, sliced across the bottom and being boiled alive before being put on the plate. The irony is, that after his ordeal he didn’t get eaten! The person upon whose plate he was placed hated sprouts!!

Hiten was a snowman and had quite a story to tell. Nostalgia crept in as Heather described being a carol singer. Ann Dixon was a superb Santa Claus as she related to Santa’s effort to ensure all the children were happy. Anne Jones was a much abused fully electric kitchen whose oven door exploded as it was banged. We had a very fruity Christmas pudding from Bev. Val told of the mystery of a missing Christmas Fairy who returned in the hope of being placed on the top of a blue spruce pine. Should you have an aversion to glitter in your home it may be wise to miss Rosie of the invite, because she was a Christmas outfit who shed glitter wherever she went.

Leicestershire Speakers welcome anyone who would like to learn the art of speaking in public. We meet at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of each month at the Blaby Drop in Centre. For more information, ring Anne Jones on 0116 2772295 or visit our website www.leicspeakers.co.uk.  We can also provide entertainment and talks to other societies and groups.