July meeting update

Despite it being such a hot and steamy night, we had a great turnout for our meeting last night.

Our own Alison Latham gave the talk – a highly entertaining and informative look at her time spent working at the British Embassy in Washington, DC. We heard all about the various departments and how they work as well as anecdotes about the royals, the Rolling Stones and Richard Branson (who forgot his passport when he attempted to balloon across the Atlantic!). Alison also passed around a 1967 letter from Edward VIII to the then Ambassador, Sir Patrick Dean, informing the embassy that he and the Duchess of Windsor would be arriving in America.

Our sales table looked wonderful with rhubarb, currants and more! Remember, if you have any surplus produce you’d like to sell, please bring it along to our next meeting.

And the book stall was laden with tempting titles. I came home with the very appropriately named Instructions for a Heatwave!

It was wonderful to see such a full competition table overflowing with lovely blooms! Our Flower of the Month winner was Jane Twose. There were also lots of great recipes for American dishes, along with some samples. Sue Knights was our recipe competition winner for her scrumptious cornbread. Second prize went to Helen Kestle and third to Rona Cowls.

Don’t miss tomorrow’s blog entry for all the American recipes which were part of the competition!

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