Quote of the Month

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.

~Mirabel Osler

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

And a good time was had by all... Garden Club Picnic

Some 42 members and friends enjoyed the Garden Club's Annual Summer Picnic on 11 August in the delightful garden of our splendid hosts, Linda and Chris Payne.  

For those that were unable to attend for various reasons - you missed a treat!

Some club members took the opportunity to take a tour of the garden, and admire the vegetable plot, vines and olives. This truly is a very large garden bursting with plants and original features like the grape drying beds.

Chris showed some of us his banana plants, explaining the fruiting process, and where the flowers continue to flourish, although there will be no more bananas fruiting.

As always the members all contributed towards the "Pot Luck Picnic" and wow what a superb spread appeared, lots of very different, extremely tasty recipes from Spicy Meatballs, Indian & Thai food, Pizzas, Salads to just about everything!!!

And there were some tasty dessert treats too, including sampling fresh Lychees.

Members tucked in and sampled the array of food, also enjoying the wine provided through club funds.

In addition, members had the opportunity to sample 2 cartons of delicious wine - 8L red and 8L white - donated to the Club by Vinomar in Torre del Mar. Thanks David and Anna for obtaining this donation. What a great chance to taste the wine. Hopefully members may wish to buy some more for drinking at home.

If you haven't yet visited Vinomar you will be surprised by the huge range of wines in such a small shop, and the owner is really knowledgeable, confidently recommending wines to suit your palette and pocket.

Address: C/ Piscis, 1b, 29740 Torre del Mar, M├ílaga
Phone:952 54 58 04
Geoff Murrell provided the musical entertainment and whilst it was a very hot evening, a few members did dance on Chris's newly raked  dance floor. What a shame that this is one of Geoff's last sessions in entertainment, he's giving it up! He certainly did the Club proud!

Jo also joined Geoff for a couple of songs and then entertained us on her own to much applause.

Thanks to David for taking some great photos, here is a selection. David has said he can provide un compressed photos on request if you would like one. Please contact him on info@vetiverspain.com

I am sure all members who attended would share my thanks to Chris and Linda as our delightful hosts for making us so welcome.

Note from Editor
Linda has asked me to thank everyone for bringing such a lovely and delicious array of food and for taking everything away with you, there was very little to do at the end.

However, she has also advised that 3 items were left behind if anyone wants to claim them:

1.  Pink plastic plate
2.  White, German porcelain plate with pretty motif round the edge
3.  Blue plastic knife



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