The only problem is that most of the time it's just Sion & myself eating and we commit the cardinal sin of eating on our laps in front of the TV most nights. During the summer we had lots of people round, but we tended to push the table to one side and use it more as a corridor to the garden, than long, lazy lunches around the table.
So when Ocean Finance got in touch with me and told me about their campaign to get the nation's unloved dining rooms the centre of people's attention again I was more than happy to get involved.
Their idea was for each blogger to host a Come Dine With Me style dinner with family and friends and then blog about it...sounds simple huh?!
Of course living with a rugby mad man and hosting this dinner during October meant there could only be one theme - The Rugby World Cup. I like using themes to help decide on menu choices, but I didn't want to make people feel uncomfortable by asking that they dress up, so I kept it subtle! re-purposed (brought home from a pub) rugby ball coasters & a rugby themed printed menu were about the extent of my theme, but I think it was enough!
We had so much fun sat around the table, giggling over our answers that we carried on playing and eating dessert at the same time.
Of course, this being in the Come Dine With Me style, meant my guests had to score me! So how did I do?....
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This is a collaborative post with Ocean Finance, who kindly covered the cost of my dinner party ingredients.