Last month I spoke at the Coventry chapter of The Next Generation User Group. It's my third time at this user group and it is a classic user group in that the people are friendly and interested and enjoy learning about .NET related stuff. I expect good things from this user group but I was really touched with the attention to detail showed this time. Firstly there was the faggot and pea batches. I've mentioned these before but these guys took the trouble to source these from somewhere in Coventry even discovering in the process that faggot and pea batches are now difficult to find in Coventry as they have been banned in many places (considerably escalating their position in my Disturbingly Unpleasant Junk Food Taste Sensations Hall Of Fame). Then they gave out personalised chocolate bars ? mine read "This Chocolate Bar Has Been Internationalised For Guy Smith-Ferrier" and had both the NxtGen and DotNetDevNet logos on it. And best of all John's wife made the muffins (I had two faggot and pea batches and two muffins ? they were excellent ? thanks, John's wife).
Thanks to everyone who came along on the night and listened to me struggle my way through the presentation (I could barely speak so it wasn't one of my best nights) but mainly thanks to John Price who I suspect had the biggest hand in sourcing everything on the night (John is NxtGen's Quartermaster).