Laying Up Supper

Michael and I went to the Sailing and Cruising Association sandca-30logo.gif Laying Up Supper last night. There were about 130 people there for the meal, in the atmospheric Royal Horseguards Hotel. The meal was good quality and the staff were good. The red wine was a bit grim—which is what I’m blaming my headache on today!

Salmon and Leek Galette with Roast Tomato Dressing
Braised Rump of Lamb with Mixed Mediterranean Veg and Rissole Potatoes
Chocolate Truffle Tarte with Dark Chocolate Sauce

On our table: the crew of Astrea (Croatia): Kevin and Barry & Adam, Tony and James, David, Chris and Richard. After dinner, we had an entertaining speech from the commode and a prize giving and it was pleasing that Guy was recognised with an award for our little scrape in Southampton! The awards were followed by the Singing Seamen, featuring our very own Adam, top hat bobbing along. They were very entertaining and topical.

I was quite taken with the DJ: Tasty Tim who then ran the disco till 1am. Great fun dancing in my kilt. Great to meet up with som many of the people we have sailed with over the past 3-4 years.
Before we knew it, it was 1am and time to battle our way across the strand to get back to St Pancras, to spend the night in St Albans with Barry and Adam.