And once again, my faith that the sun would shine on us all afternoon was justified. Around thirty Shorelinkers and guests lounged among the flowers and foliage, with some splendid nosh conjured up by Gill, our friend and neighbour – yes, we are actually lucky enough to have a chef living next door!
Wine and fruit juice flowed freely, as did the conversation. We were provided with entertainment by some of our more energetic members, and the dogs behaved impeccably, as did the one cat who appeared briefly to investigate proceedings.
It was a lovely afternoon, and I must mention that two of our American friends made the journey from Illinois especially for the occasion, and have already asked if they can come again next year!
So I guess Shorelink just became international!
Back at Tesco on September 9th, when, as always, we will start the year with a quiz.
See you there. Sally