On Saturday, 21st May, we took over the hall and - most importantly - the kitchen at Our Lady of Victories Church Hall to cook a meal for our partners as a thank you for all the support they give to us throughout the year. The team of cooks - Roger Eastty, Ian Robinson, Mike Broadley and Nick Parr - proved that having just the right number of cooks makes a perfect broth. Although, in this case, the menu was Mackerel Pate with Melba Toast, Chicken Breast stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese (with new potatoes, honey-glazed carrots, broccoli spears and mange touts) and clementine cheesecake or chocolate brownie, both with crème fraiche, followed by coffee and petit fours. It's amazing how quickly everything can be washed, dried and put away when everyone lends a hand - especially with Steve Foster at the washing up bowl! A great time was had by all.
January - The Lost Boys are back in town
Being a Lion is not all work - there's also plenty of play! Every month, we get together for a social evening which often includes an activity and usually ends up with liquid refreshment. This month, Lion Alastair Murry organised a 'flour trail' - an environmentally friendly version of a paper trail or the famous scene in 'The Railway Children' when 'hounds' follow a 'scent' or paper trail laid by the 'hare', in this case, Alastair himself. The 'hare' left a trail of arrows made from flour, which dissolves away soon after, to show which way he's gone. But the hare is crafty; sometimes he points in two or even three directions and the hounds have to work out which is the right direction. Despite the cold evening, the hounds soon warmed up and caught the hare's scent until we caught up with the wily character, who was sitting in the dark, laughing at his pursuers.
February - Walking Football
Back by popular demand Walking Football was the order of the day for this month's social. Disappointingly none of the Premiership League scouts managed to attend; however, this did not stop the heroes of Southwell & District Lions Club turning out on a cold winter's evening with some of them putting in a performance of a lifetime and for some of them who are not in the first flush of youth it is a considerable time! With the final shoreline of 7 - 6 the teams retired too the Reindeer to discuss tactics for the next game!