GGB Leeds: Bibbidi Bobbidi Brunch
Who doesn’t love Disney? The Leeds Brunchettes certainly do! That’s why the House of Mouse and its wonderful creations were chosen as our theme for our November 2016 gathering – broadening the topic slightly to include Marvel and Star Wars.
Our venue was The Adelphi: a charming pub on the outskirts of the city centre that has long been a friend to the local geek community, hosting gatherings such as board game nights. For our brunch, they kindly gave us a private space where our Brunchettes could celebrate in comfort, and we sparkled things up with a bit of Star Wars tinsel!
Some Officers and Brunchettes attended in costume: Belle, Tigger, Cruella de Vil and the Evil Queen were amongst our assembly! Several others wore T-shirts or accessories honouring their favourite films and characters.
After enjoying a repast of eggs Benedict and Florentine and traditional full English breakfasts – with plenty of toast to share between us all! – we drew lots for our swag selection. The little goodies on offer included Tsum Tsum erasers, badges, necklaces and pencils.
Then it was time for our main activity: the Big Brunchette Disney Quiz! 35 questions were set on a range of topics, including Disney couples, animal sidekicks and a picture round which involved deriving the titles of films from emojis. It proved to be a lot of fun, but quite challenging in places! Prizes were given to our lucky winners, including a gift voucher for the Disney Store.
In honour of Peter Pan, our GGB Do Better fundraising for this gathering was in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children’s Charity. Our Brunchettes’ task was to find Tinkerbell: a map of Disneyland was printed and divided into a grid, and donators had to write which grid square they thought Tinkerbell was in on a corresponding sheet. A lucky winner was chosen at random – her prize was a Funko Pop of the plucky pixie herself! – and just over £15 was raised for this wonderful cause.
We concluded events with our traditional shopping trip. The only downside was that a certain absent-minded Officer forgot to bring the membership cards for the new recruits. She was duly “punished” by her peers performing impressions of Septa Unella: “SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!”
It was a wonderful, Disneytastic day, and everyone had a ton of fun. Now, with the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to prepare our Christmas celebration in the midst of all the hall-decking and present-buying.
That reminds me – I must visit that new shopping centre soon…