Whoever said LibDems are not practical?

My stomach is still appreciating the delicious LibDem constituency meal at the Greenwood Community Centre in Chiswell Green on Saturday. The hall was full to capacity with guests enjoying an entirely home-cooked meal - a duo of pates or cooked red peppers, followed by coq-au-vin or spinach and goats cheese tart, and brownies & ice cream or fruit salad to finish. They don't do things by halves in St Stephens!

The main speaker was Lord McNally. But just as much excitement was generated by the table challenge. Each table was given a cardboard tube, a plastic cup, sellotape, sheets of card and paper, some lollipop sticks and a picture of what they had to model. In our case we had to make the Batmobile and you can see our rather nifty result here. Tom McNally's table had to make Thomas the Tank Engine and their model was voted best on the night - it's amazing how people want to butter up a peer... Robert Donald's table built the Regent's Park Mosque, other tables had the challenge of everything from the Starship Enterprise to Sydney Opera House.

The ingenuity and determination shown by everyone was a wonder to behold. It made for a very entertaining evening. Whoever said LibDems weren't practical? PS This was one in a regular series of fun events for St Albans Liberal Democrats and friends and supporters combining good food, good conversation and a bit of politics. If any reader is interested in attending future occasions, just send me an e-mail and we will put you on the mailing list.

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