Our Lead Section Leader, Chris Ryan, has coordinated a rather fabulous homage to the TV programme that brings a group of people together to entertain, feed, judge and gossip about each other…. We picked our favourite elements from the show (the food and the entertainment!) and set to work! While some groups ran with the motto ‘what happens at Come Dine With Me Night, stays at Come Dine With Me Night,’ others delighted us with regular facebook page updates about pie and peas, delicious desserts, almost squashing little dogs, and laughing fits to make your muscles ache. Some hosts opted for a coffee-morning-style drop-in session, and special mention should go to Sandra Hale for hosting a sensational ‘vintage’ tea party, open to all, where vintage dress was compulsory, and the little touches of a time-gone-by peppered the surroundings. The British summer even blessed the afternoon with golden sunshine – a truly fabulous time. We’re lucky enough to still have some events to come this year, and as a brilliant way to help to newbies integrate and a lovely way to speak to people we may not otherwise have time to, it may be the case that we keep it running for a while!