Last night was the night of the ball I've been helping to organise for a charity I'm on a committee of. Many many things went wrong during the organisation (we were holding it in conjuction with a different organisation who buggered up on a lot of things).
The only annoying part of the evening was the raffle. We had some amazing prizes and to boost ticket sales all the committee who were there bought tickets. As the draw happened one by one we all won. It seemed totally fixed. Between us we took the cheapest prizes, or in my case I decided not to choose a prize. It seemed awful to be taking one of the prizes when I'd already been given a present for helping to organise the ball.
The food at the ball was amazing. If I could find the cable for my camera then I'd upload some photos. There was a goats cheese and tomato tart for starters, sirlion of beef with delicious green beans and potato gratin and then the most amazing dessert I've ever eaten. To put this dessert into perspective you have to understand that I don't have that much of a sweet tooth, so I rarely enjoy desserts. This was a chocolate torte that was perfect. Lovely sponge on the bottom and the most chocolately truffle layer on top. It was heaven. It was also served with a touch of vanilla cream and was so perfectly presented. That alone was worth the (rather extortionate) price of the tickets.
The night also gave me an opportunity to introduce the other half to some more of my uni friends, and it went very well. Overall it was a brilliant night. Best of all is that we managed to raise about £700 for the charity we held the ball in aid of. A miracle when you think that less than a fortnight ago we thought that we would have to cancel the ball.
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