The third annual quiz night was as ever run with military precision by Ruth Venn. It is always tricky to assess the questions and their level of difficulty because they are always easy if you know the answers. However, the winning team appeared to know more than the others. The achievement of this exalted victorious state may have seemed effortless from the outside but the table was a hotbed of dissension and there was definitely friendly tension between the members. The winners were genuinely surprised at the result but this was the third time they had won!

There were eight teams and the laughter and cheers around the room seemed to suggest that everyone was having a good time. The quiz-master should be given a special medal for originality, good humour and most importantly an ability to make sure we were all enjoying the evening whether winners or those who didn’t win – we don’t have losers. Her mathematical whizkid working away at the results table was an unsung hero.

It was all good – the buffet (and the cakes were a particularly popular feature) was delicious and plentiful. Ruth raised money for the branch and everybody went home with a smile on their face. What more could we ask?