Friday, February 12, 2010


Last night I joined a group of girls on our monthly Supper Club outing.This was to be my second meeting of the group.
When I moved back to UK it was to an area I had never lived before and knew I was going to have to make new friends. Both an exciting and anxious time. Makes you think of all the people you have left behind but also of what lies ahead. Sometimes I wonder if my luck will run out. I have always met wonderful people wherever I've lived. Some life long friends and many more passing acquaintances. With all of them I have had so much fun and so many wonderful experiences.

When I saw the Southampton Ladies Supper Club on a forum in a magazine I saw this as my opportunity to put myself out there, to start and build a new friends network.

It was with trepidation I attended the first gathering. Deep down I knew that the love of food would be a common thread throughout the group, otherwise why would they be there. So immediately there would be shared interests,and who knows a wonderful friendship may be lying behind just behind the restaurant window.

Arriving at the restaurant I looked around for signs of the group. One lady, Norma, was already there and we shared a few words before everyone started to arrive. Immediately I felt relaxed, there was lots of chat and laughing. I knew this was a group was going to work for me.

Everyone has varying interests in food, some love to cook, some don't, but one thing for sure we all enjoy the social aspect of sitting around a table with like minded people sharing our experiences and views. Some people like myself have lived in different cultures and I look forward to hearing all about their experiences.

I think these groups are such a good idea. A wonderful way of meeting people. I am so happy I took the plunge and signed up. I now look forward to all future get togethers, to finding new places to eat and yes, I do think there is a friendship or two waiting to blossom. Can't wait for the next night out with my newly found friends.


mmunford2000 said...

Sounds wonderful! I think in America women get so caught up in life that they rarely take time off for themselves! Such a great way to meet new people.

I have often thought about starting a dinner club. There can be several varieties. One is where you get together monthly, rotating at different people's houses (with or without spouses) so that each person has the opportunity to cook. Another option is more for the working moms where you show up at someone's home and pick up a cooked meal to take home. This would be convenient!

Anyway, can't wait to hear about more of your stories!


Coby said...

I'm sure you're going to find lifelong friends Jacqui:) I'd love to know a little about what you ate too though;)