'Come a little bit closer" Dame Patsy urged.
There's no point in giving a speech thanking everyone for their help over the year if everyone's way down the back of the ballroom!
One of the last functions for 2019 was a thank you to the many organisations and businesses who played a role in the successful delivery of the Governor-General's programme during the year.
As Dame Patsy said, it takes a very large village of people to keep Government House in tip top condition and the many events running smoothly. Thank you to everyone for their help and support during 2019.