Imagine a beautiful English garden – pink roses clambering over walls, clumps of majestic blue irises, elegant grasses quivering in the slight breeze – add to this the kindness of the weather gods and you have the perfect setting for a Summer Soirée.  Such was the picture as the Friends gathered at the home of their Vice Chairman, Tricia Sneath, and her husband Chris on Saturday to enjoy an evening of chat, music, wine and canapés in their lovely garden.  All the ingredients to make two and a half hours whizz by!

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The team of Social Committee organisers must have been praying all afternoon as what looked like storm clouds loomed over the town, but the balmy evening remained dry as around seventy members sat in groups around the garden chatting away as talented young singer, Laurence Gillians, entertained them with songs – mainly from the Rat Pack repertoire – perfectly judged for the occasion.  A never ending supply of canapés appeared from the kitchen as the ladies were kept very busy – so much so that the five hard working ladies pictured below barely put in an appearance outside!  The two bar tenders, John and Ian, were kept busy too as glasses were topped up at frequent intervals.

Thank you to everyone for a really lovely evening!