Eating torrid frogs with chocolate ants

“Welcome to the best night of the week” began Toastmaster Ellie with a huge smile. And with that torrid introduction we all knew we were in for a great evening. Grammarian Jennifer introduced the word of the day… Read More

The world’s greatest multitasking goats

‘You’re not alive unless you’re challenging yourself’ was the theme of the night, introduced with style by Dave B. With the challenge set, we stretched ourselves over and over again, from first speeches, to long impromptu speeches and… Read More

The signal & the couch

Why is Jennifer answering questions about recreational drugs? Thinking on your feet is what Toastmasters is all about, but this evening had some real challenges, not to mention a hearty laugh or two …

Lost city or feisty bedtime story?

Here it comes – the usual Tuesday recap, this time from a somewhat unusual Toastmasters evening, an evening which was almost dominated by guests! In the wake of a number of absences we shuffled the agenda around to… Read More

Trails formerly with rails and a girl’s best friend

2014 is well underway with another great evening lead by the very able Toastmaster JP, and featuring two brilliant ‘Visual Aids’ speeches, this time from both of our Brierlys. Ade was first with “Earrings are a girl’s best… Read More

Surviving wolves with vegetables

2014 kicked off with a hiss and roar, but why is Mr Mushroom giving a speech?

The big un-wrap

That’s it. That’s a wrap for 2013. Tonight was the end of year round-up – a chance to have a bit of fun with our wider Toastmaster friends and family.

Summer, Leadership and tea-towel undies

And just like that it was December. The home-straight for the year. But tonight’s meeting couldn’t be further from a wind-down, with two incredible prepared speeches, a manic table topics session and who could forget Inka’s incredible caramel… Read More


An evening of tips, tricks and traps – tonight’s workshop evening had something for everyone.  Running two concurrent tracks, we went from session to session, learning, discussing and taking notes along the way. Dave Y ran a practical… Read More

Parihaka & The Nod

From the powerful to the light-hearted, tonight’s session was engaging, fun & educational. Toastmaster Dave Brierly had punctuality in mind from the outset and with a concise introduction we were straight into Dave Young’s Bard, an account of… Read More