|For a number of years the club has arranged a get together of members and partners which gives a chance to meet up and chat during the summer break.
This year a BBQ was arranged for Sunday 17 June to be held by kind invitation of Robert and Sarah Harvey in their large interesting garden with its ponds, croquet lawn and beautiful borders.
Hoping for a warm sunny mid summer afternoon we were rather dissappointed when it was rather chilly with a grey overcast sky but non the less we still very much enjoyed looking around the very large garden. There was an array of wild flowers to admire with a few insects flying around the pond area and we could also take a look at Robert's hide and reflective pool set up where he can take photos of the visiting garden birds.
Soon the delicious smell of meat cooking wafted around with Frank Collins ably assisted by Club Chairman Steve Hardman in charge of the barbeque. Despite the chill members were able to sit outside and very much enjoy the excellent spread of food provided.
Eventually everyone drifted into the warmth of the large conservatory and enjoyed the pavlova and other tempting sweets brought in by members.
Sarah and Robert were thanked for providing such a delightful venue and being such excellent hosts by Steve.
Some of the men were still playing a competitive game of croquet as the drizzle set in but all agreed it had been very enjoyable event.
Present and new members can look forward to Tuesday 4 September which is the start of the DCC 2018-2019 season. There will be a range of interesting speakers on a range of topics as well as practical evenings and competitions.
Don't forget you can keep in touch with others through the DCC facebook page.
In the meantime enjoy your travels and have fun taking taking lots of photographs. See you all in September. PM