The Gentlemen's Ale Sampling Society
1982-2017 35 YEARS OF BEERS
CROQUET at Peter's
Held in his beautiful home and
With just a touch of rain - as is seasonal in July
Some members took to the Croquet theme of the evening and 'made an effort' in a classic way.
Note: Phil has a mildly different understanding of the term 'Croquet Mallet'.
On the other hand the 'Chuckle Brothers' used bog standard croquet hammers.
And the winners were..........
Mainly because one of the two
players above was brought up by his Grandmother and Maiden Aunts to mow a
pull a roller over a croquet lawn, pull all the weeds out of a croquet lawn and play croquet at least five times a day between the ages of 2 and 22,
and who has his own croquet lawn at his country estate.
But which one???
Answers on a croquet mallet
wrapped in a £20 note please. Send them to Brian Henslow c/o The Croquet
Club, Stede Court Estate.
AFTER THE CROQUET CAME 'THE DINNER'
Thank's to Peter (and of course to
Pat) for a lovely, relaxing evening. There was a very good turnout, almost
everyone was there, some 20 in all.
Peter produced a fantastic spread, paella, chilli, steak, bangers, ribs, salads, the only question was - where were the other 50 guests?
Peter prepared the food in his
state of the art kitchen with a lovely cream ceiling,
complete with its central island boasting a beautiful stainless steel grill, a spotless, stainless, steel grill, as in stain-less.
Peter explained that the grill did not work and so he would pan fry the 3/4 of a ton of fresh meat.
Hew and Al are very handy, they
make things work for a living.
They looked in the cupboard under the grill and found - wait for it - a switch.
Which they duly switched to ON
Pete! Pete! - Look, the grill DOES work, how great is that?
Pete now has a working stained
steel grill in a kitchen with a fatty smoky brown ceiling.
To say that he and Pat are delighted is an understatement, or more accurately a completely wrong statement.
(next time do the job properly Pete - disconnect the bloody switch!)
Thanks for a great meeting go to Mr & Mrs Farrer
(please note the 'Mrs' in the line
above - which automatically attracts the traditional fine of £50)
Peter, just deduct the fine from the cost of the new grill and decorating invoice
Pub Dinner at The Dirty Habit
Sadly the Hon Sec was away, and the Chairman's wife injured herself.
Therefore the only two people capable of taking any notes or remembering anything were absent.
So - no records, no photos, no stories - shame on you all!