For the past few years there has been a puzzle exhibition with talks and play time held at a local high school right next to my university. This year was no exception. The puzzle party was held on the 2nd of May (see how late I am!)
It all started around 10 in the morning. I missed the talks, but ran over around lunch time and dropped off a few puzzles to put on display. I hung around and watched people play puzzles for the next 5 hours.
This week was a real treat for me. Not only was it a weekend of puzzling with my local puzzle friends, but others were coming into town too.
When I got to the venue, I made a beeline for my dear boy Otis who flew in from Beijing for the weekend and gave him the standard Rox greeting of a hug and kiss. Ricky was there, as well as Victor and Smaz. Victor brought me some brass copies of the cast quartet that were made by a man in China, and before you get your nickers in a twist, I bought two copies as is my brief and handed one off to Kyoo when I saw him a few days later.
There were stalls selling puzzles, and lots of tables set up both to display some of our collection and for people to play with.
At 5 I had to run off to the airport to pick up our favorite prototyper. After dropping his bags at his hotel, we ran to a puzzling dinner. Sadly he had jet lag, and the party ended for us around 9:30 so I could take him back to get some sleep and adjust to the time difference.