At the time of writing I had just got back from the Richard Thorne Breakfast meeting for November. It was an enjoyable morning, and I would like to thank Helen and all at Richard Thorne Classic Cars for their kind invitation for us to talk a little about the Morgan Sports Car Club. Pulling things together for the session, Steve Bridge worked out, to his and my surprise, that we have held 44 social events this year. I think this may be a record and long may it continue. Once again, thank you Helen.

A few days before our visit to RTCC, we had a great trip to the Morgan Motor Company. Try as we might we didn’t find out about the new models coming along. I would have liked to have seen the Morgan bicycles. I’m told these machines offer good value as they are from a quality manufacturer. Anyway thank you Steve for organising the trip, and thanks to everyone that went along. I am pleased we had such a good turn out, and that everyone had a rewarding day. I will look forward to the next time.

Please remember the name of the Novello noggin venue has changed to the Javatri Restaurant. I understand this means nutmeg – some wag suggested it should NutMOG. Thinking about it – that sounds about right: only joking, of course. The curries are quite special – Tim Jones has experienced curries from around India and he highly recommends the cuisine. Hope, therefore, to see you there soon.

Some popped along to watch the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on Sunday 4th November, with SexMog at the Jolly Tanner in Staplefield. It was another special day, many thanks to SexMog for organising the day. The weather held out – not too cold as it has been in previous years.

In case you don’t get to see the January Miscellany before the start of the New Year, please remember The Phoenix Classic Car meeting on January 1st. If you have got cabin fever and want to blow away those cobwebs from your New Year’s celebrations, why not get down to the Phoenix Inn for an impromptu gathering of cars and car folk.

Also, please remember, following the resounding success of this year’s New Year’s Dinner we are delighted to invite you to the major event of our Centre's calendar, the ThamesMOG New Year’s Dinner 2019 on Saturday 19th January. Our Guest speaker is Dennis Woods, who will tell us of his treks to the South Pole. It will again take place in the Golf Club at Castle Royle Country Club. Let’s start 2019 off as we mean to go on.

As this is the December edition of Miscellany, I would like to thank everyone that has organised a Thames Valley Event this year, and also everyone that has supported them through your attendance. Coming along to our jollies makes everything worthwhile for the organiser. Also, I would like to wish all readers of this column a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year with above all good health and happiness.