We are very pleased to report that whilst our change of venue to Dimbola Lodge in 2008 caused a few minor drop-outs at the beginning of the year this has been made up four-fold by new memberships. The IWDIG has become much more successful this year, as can be seen in the variety of projects that have been undertaken, it has attracted new members through what it can offer photographers and the group is very much looking forward to a forthcoming exhibition in February (details to be announced soon) along with many other new and exciting projects that are planned.

The IWDIG Christmas Party, which took place on December 17th, clearly showed what a diverse group we are!  It was time to put down the cameras and focus on having a good time. Whilst, the economic grinch may be trying to wreak havoc on the Christmas spirit,  he has never met Amanda who absolutely refused to let the Christmas Soiree at Dimbola go by without a tasty festive treat.
Everyone shared with one another the season’s goodwill and enjoyed a hot and cold buffet including turkey and roast beef, followed by a choice of decadent desserts including the Yule Log from heaven (no photographic evidence as it was demolished en-masse and no-one thought to bring a camera, whoops!). Thanks to the other ‘wise monkeys’ and Angie (bet she wished she’d stayed at home) for helping out in the kitchen and washing-up!
We look forward to seeing all of you next year on 7th January 2009. Until then, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope the New Year is filled with health, happiness and prosperity for all.


Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!