Great fun at the Wine and Food Festival, organised this weekend by Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse.
Although it cost me £3 to walk through the door, it didn't seem to matter so much as there's a charitable benefit.
Once inside, there was wine to sample, gorgeous honey and marmalade to try. Sorted at least part of my father's Christmas present with a nice whiskey marmalade.
If you ever questioned whether Hitchin actually produced anything, the stalls on display proved that it does. And what we don't produce, we can find from around the world, imported by local firms.
The best stall for me - apart from sponsor's Waitrose, with samples of mince pies - was the Waste Aware one. Full of information about how to reduce food waste, I learned a lot from their displays. On stage, a chef demonstrated how we could all Love our Leftovers!
My son declared that the cakes from Rotary's own cake stand were 'excellent'. So everyone was happy.
This is the third such event and - like all the Rotary events - funds raised go towards needy causes that are local, national or international.
Member since: 31st May 2012
Writer and sax player. Brought up in Hitchin and - apart from uni and some ensuing madness of life in London - I've always lived here.