A Happy New Year Dinner

by Jacky Pett

A happy crowd gathered at the Kings Court Masonic Centre on Saturday 21st for a New Year’s Lunch.

I believe this was a first for the group, and it was well received. Feedback on the venue, food and arrangements has been very good.

Starting with a welcome drink, we gathered and chatted, and inspected the seating plan. Alex Phillips confessed it had been quite a close thing to fit nearly forty of us into this venue, but in the end we had a little room to spare. There is a larger option, with a dance floor, but most of us felt this was a nice room, private and cosy, if a little on the loud side.

The food was very nice, and lots of it (served on quite small plates!). Opinions differ over whether Yorkshire pudding should only be served with beef, or whether it goes with anything. Cue anecdotes of fathers who had jam in theirs for ‘afters’, of Glastonbury queues for Yorkshire pudding with chips and gravy inside, and many more…

All in all, members were left asking for more… dinners, not to eat today. The puddings made sure we were well filled when we left!

Thank you to Alex and everyone involved in the arrangements.

photo by Roy Brophy