Southport - the Classic Resort on England's North West Coast
Sefton Sports Awards
Supporter of the Year
To The Community
13th February 2010
Last year, the annual Smörgåsbord fell exactly and precisely on St Valentine’s Day.
There was nothing we could do about it, it was just one of those things. This year,
of course, it was different. Saturday the thirteenth, but anything inauspicious about
the date was dispelled by the superbly decorated room, the coloured balloons, the
excellent Smorg, and, of course, the company of nearly eighty fellow Lions and Guests!
Now we are fully aware, of course, that a number of people will look at the photograph
of all the creative and constructive work going on, and wonder why it is that members
of the male gender do not appear in approximately equal numbers. The simple solution
is that, in general terms, apart from lifting and carrying and lugging, the men are
barred from entry. It might have something to do with ability, or the fact that the
gents are more likely to insist on quality controlling the output, but whatever the
reason, what you see is what we got. And very good it was, too!
On the other hand, of course, the chaps have their own areas of competence and expertise.
Apart from setting the tables, arranging the napery and cutlery and crockery and
all sorts of other -eries, there were the balloons. Notice the artful and decorative
way in which they are arranged all around the ceiling, highlighting the honours won
by our hosts of the West Lancashire Yacht Club. And what more fitting tribute could
The true Smörgåsbord would have been enjoyed by the Vikings at the end of one of
their incredible voyages but, as you can see, ours is just a little more modern,
with no horned helmets in sight. But even though we may lose points for historical
authenticity, there weren’t too many lost for present-day enjoyment. If it wasn’t
a case of wishing time away, we would say we are all looking forward to next year!