Well, I should really hang my head in shame... I logged on to update this blether and saw that the last time I updated the website was the end of April. That is really hard to believe, where on earth has the time gone? For me at least, this period of lock-down and gradual re-emergence has flown past and it was with slight reluctance that I suggested we all meet up for a 'bit of a picnic' to get re-acquainted with each other since it signals, hopefully, a gradual new beginning but a break from the immediate past.
I've definitely enjoyed the 'time-out' and I hope everyone has had a similarly calm but productive few months. We are very lucky to be here in Cyprus which(rather surprisingly) seems to be one of the safest places to be in Europe, at least so far.
Anyway, now the rules are relaxing, and while we haven't too many tourists to increase the risks again, it seems a good idea to grab the chance for a get together.
If you haven't received a formal invitation don't worry, just turn up, the Groups contact list is brand new and although we've tried hard to include everyone we've already discovered a few who have slipped through the net.
We are meeting from 3 pm on Thursday 30th July at the Pikni Forest picnic area above Peyia. If anyone isn't sure where Pikni Forest is, click HERE, for directions and a map.
The picnic area itself is large, well laid out and equipped with tables and benches etc. There are BBQ pits for public use, but in case we are not be permitted to use them (fire risk) it may be best to bring something like sandwiches rather than steak! This is a purely social get together, in the safety of the open air bring your own food and drink and lets enjoy the coolness of the forest with space for as much social distancing as we feel comfortable with. I look forward to seeing whoever turns up and hopefully it will get me back my into 'Scottish' gear again. I doubt if we'll be dancing soon but at least now we can enjoy a bit of each other's company. Keep cool. Jx
Originated in Manchester, England: Worked almost 20 yrs in the United Arab Emirates: Lives in Cyprus. Teaches Scottish Country Dancing (RSCDS qualified 2015) -just the average life! Also loves Photography & Photoshop, Gardening, Music, Sewing, Design, Reading, computers, God, my husband & my cat (not necessarily in that order). Hates - crowds, hypocrisy, 'Reality' TV, corrupt politicians, cruelty and greed of any kind.
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