Our February Welcome Party was a big success again thanks in no small part to Mike and Lilias opening their house once again to us and doing the bulk of the preparation and organisation. A big thanks to Mike and Lilias, I would also like to thank all of those who dusted off their best French recipes and brought along such great dishes for us to share. The challenging part of the event came when Kerry issued our new membership cards and then asked us to form a line in numerical order according to membership number. The purpose of this exercise was to reveal those who had been members the longest and who were our newer members. However, the chaos it caused revealed that most of our members are either numerically challenged or had been a little too assiduous in tasting the generous variety of wines on offer. In case you were wondering, our longest standing member at the party was Liz James. Congratulations Liz!
Our next big event is the Cabaret night at Oaklands on Saturday, March 30, more of this later in this edition. The star performer of the night, Eliane Morel, produced a highly acclaimed performance at our last Bastille Day dinner so make sure you book a place and pass your menu preferences to Mike Warren so you don’t miss out. Cordialement