Many thanks to those who came!! I hope you all had a good time. An even bigger thank you to Toni and the Il Villaggio staff for being such excellent hosts. I think they really appreciated us and I'm sure the feeling was mutual.
The next event will probably be bowling and it will either be the 29th or 30th of September. I will confirm details nearer the time as usual.
On a rather negative note though, in future if you intend to come to an event and then do not show up and do not demonstrate the common courtesy of at least calling to let the host know, please ask yourself whether that place could have been better served given to someone else who DID want to come, rather than remaining empty.