It took a lot of walking to recover from the Calvados. The couple on the next table had a small dinghy filled with seafood.
Do you never have some respected non-member along to discuss the work? You might be missing something. Once a year, perhaps? I'm not suggesting marks or the accursed thirds.
We used to belong to Lancashire Monochrome before we moved. An excellent club that doesn't have judging sessions, simply sharing and discussion. They meet once a month and twice a year they also invite a "keynote speaker"to a special all day meeting with lunch; something that can be truly inspirational and something I miss here.