A sizzling Summer Social

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our annual social event. As you probably know, we were well over-subscribed for this event (over 80 people wanted to book) and we had to close the booking link early, which led to disappointment from those who had left it too late.

The popularity of our Summer Social was probably due to the fantastic summer weather we have been enjoying for weeks, the wonderful venue at Brandy Island, Buscot Weir and the glowing word-of-mouth reports from those who had enjoyed the Summer Social last year.

The members and their guests who did come along were able to enjoy boat trips along the River Thames either on their own in the new little electric boats or with others and a skipper on the larger cruise boats. The FLBClub did provide some free wine and drinks to supplement the BYO contributions from our guests, who enjoyed the Hog Roast and salads provided by Cutler & Bayliss Butchers in Lechlade. There was even enough to allow some guests to have seconds!!

We are sure that everyone who came along was extremely grateful to Greg, Shirley and the team at Cotswold Boat Hire for hosting the event for the second year running. They worked incredibly hard to get everything set up with marquees, tables, chairs, glasses, an outdoor fridge, putting up signs, organising car parking with the National Trust, prepping the boats to make sure there was enough fuel and electricity in them and even painting and decorating the loo at the very last minute! Verity Manners of Wrag Barn summed it up nicely: ‘Thank you to Greg and Shirley for their generosity and joie de vivre in organising such a brilliant evening for the FLBClub Summer Social. It highlights the ethos of the Club that is all about getting to know colleagues, who you work with, rather than selling your wares.’

If you would like to hire a boat either for a day, a weekend or a week, please contact Cotswold Boat Hire on info@cotswoldboat.co.uk.